Making a gif from a video and memes probably never has been as popular as today. Sure the technology of a gif (hear animated) image isn’t quite new, but it seems to be all over the place these days. Sites such as 9gag would most certainly be listed at the top of a a long list of “time holes” sites that mainly exist through these images.
Today at work I needed to make an animated gif from a video – for a quite serious purpose. So I went straight looking for some apps that could do it quickly, on mac, and without pain.
After a quick spin in Google, I ended up finding Gifrocket. Their website is overly simplistic and so is their app. It didn’t took me much more than a drag’n drop to transform a 1 second long video into this cool animated gif.
The user experience that this software provides is pretty good. Simple but well thought and efficient for what it’s supposed to achieve. Counting clicks from their site to my image, the gif was generated from download to final result within just 4 mouse clicks.
- Open folder with source file
- Drag’n Drop
And done! No time wasted – and honestly there is no need to spend more time on such a thing.
Here is how you can get a similar result. Go over to Gifrocket.com and download the app. Open it.
In the interface, you can go click on the options icon and adjust the trimming of your video (where you wish to cut), as well as the width of the final gif image and it’s compression quality.
Close to save. Now, drag your source video onto the app – and wait a bit.
Once done, the gif image will be saved in the same folder as your original video. You are done.
I really tend to be a big fan of those very simple apps that just do one thing. They do one single thing, but do it simply and nicely. No hassle, no extravagant options or things like that. It just does the job, and I love that. So that was my guide on how to make a gif from a video on mac!
And for those of you that are M$ Windows users: do you know a similar app to simply generate a gif form a video? – share in the comments below 😉