Home » Internet » Multimedia » Create animated GIF file from video using Photoshop

Create animated GIF file from video using Photoshop

It can be fun to create animated gif files out of videos you have on your computer. If you already have Photoshop installed on your PC or laptop you don’t require any other software in order to achieve this. Whether you want to convert an existing video into a gif file or want to create an animation from scratch, you can easily achieve in Photoshop.

But why create a gif file and not use the original video? Well, first of all, it is difficult to embed a video compared to embedding an image file. Second, what if you want to convert only a certain timeline portion of the video? Again, you can download a video editing software and then extract that second portion.

A fun thing about creating a gif file is that it can run in a loop without much effort. Take for instance this gif file:


Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create an animated gif file out of a video using Photoshop.