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If you want to create an animated GIF with Mac software, then I have the right thing for you here: the Mac apps GIFMaker, GIFfun and Gif Brewery including download and description. With these Mac programs you can make moving pictures out of individual pictures or video files. You can also send these via WhatsApp or other messenger apps - this saves space than sending videos and is a good alternative if the audio material is not important. In short: if you want to convert photos or videos into a GIF on your Mac, then read on;)
Spending $1,99 might not be worth it if you just want to convert a video or batch of images into a GIF. On the other hand, if you have a blog or another type of website that you want to enhance more often with GIFs, then this program is worth its weight in gold. Because GIFMaker accepts MOV, MP4 and AVI videos as well as PNG, JPEG and TIFF images, from which you can make GIF files with your own dimensions, a defined length (of the loop), an individual frame rate (fps) and so on. More information and the GIFMaker download is available in the Mac App Store.
If you want to make GIFs from pictures or life photos, then this program is there for you free of charge. However, if you want to make a GIF out of video files or individual scenes, GIFfun also costs 1,99 €. The free version is definitely good to try out, individual settings such as the dimensions, the number of loops and so on can also be set. You can also find details, screenshots and the download of the app in the Mac App Store / iTunes.
With the previous app you could convert pictures into animated graphics for free; With this software, the videos are now on. Record your screen or you via webcam or import a video file. Then you can set the size, the frame rate and some filters. Text and image or video overlays are also possible. According to the description in the Store for Mac Programs, GIF Brewery has already been praised from many sides (from 9to5Mac, MacWorld, The Verge, Buzzfeed and Co). Get an impression for yourself: click here.
What program do you use to create your animated graphics? Will you use the free version of GIFfun and GIF Brewery in the future to process both images and videos? Or are you drawn to the all-rounder GIFMaker for 1,99 €? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic :)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.