Published on August 15th, 2014 | by Natasha


How to Make a GIF

Ever wondered how to make a GIF? How about what it stands for?

GIF—graphics interchange format, pronounced as “jif” by its developers, but also commonly pronounced as “gif” with a hard G.

Follow these easy steps to lean how to make a gif out of any video clip you want!

Here’s how to make a GIF:

1. Find a free GIF-making site! Here’s a good one that you can make using just a YouTube link and the time range on the video you want to use for the GIF:

2. Choose a YouTube clip you want to turn into a GIF. Try picking your favourite moment in Ruby Skye P.I.!

3. On YouTube, select “SHARE” and copy the video URL into the appropriate line on

4. Select the amount of time you want the GIF to run for and what time the GIF should start at.

5. Give your GIF a name, some tags, and create!

6. You can save your GIF after it has been created by right-clicking on it and selecting “Save Image As.”

Now you can use this GIF on Tumblr or share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook!

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About the Author

Natasha is a book blogger, seller (Indigo!), and digital publisher and book designer. When not doing her many jobs (that she loves), she is spending time with her very twitchy and adorable rabbit, Loki. He's every bit as mischievous as his name suggests.

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