Tech Basics: 5 Ways to Make An Animated GIF
Ever since the famed dancing baby, the Internet’s love affair with the animated GIF has been a passionate one. Not only can they be hilarious, informative, and just plain silly, but they have an old school tech vibe that’s hard to beat, even though they require new school tools. Here’s our official primer on how to create animated GIFs, and some of our favorite ones from the Brit + Co. archive.
The best thing about creating GIFs on your phone? The fact that you can send them over MMS if you’ve got iOS 4 or higher! WIN.
5. Photoshop Animation: The only way to create a high resolution GIF that you have complete control over is to create it in Photoshop. Of course, photoshop is a much more in-depth application and one that is not worth downloading if all you want to do is make a GIF. It’s what we used for all of our Gangnam Style GIFs.
What’s the best GIF you’ve ever seen? What tools do you use to make your own? Share GIFs with us in the comments below!