GIF animations are very popular on the web. You can add GIFs to your website, blog posts, upload GIF image files to Facebook, Twitter, use GIF as your avatar on social network websites, attach GIF to your signature in forums, etc. Today, we will share with you an easy way to convert iPhone iPad videos to GIF animation files.
Convert iPhone iPad Videos to GIF
There are many GIF makers can help you convert videos to GIF. If you do a search on the web, you can even find some free online GIF makers. However there are some disadvantages of these online video to GIF converters. Firstly, it is slow to upload videos to the online GIF converter, and it is even slow to convert videos to GIF. Secondly you have less options to optimize the output GIF. Last but not least, sometimes you may worry about the data safety and privacy issue when you upload personal files to the internet. In this guide, we will use
Tunesgo GIF Maker.
UPDATE: the above software is discontinued, you can use this video converter toolkit which has the built-in video to GIF converter. You can download it on to your PC or Mac below. Or use following open-source video to GIF converter for Mac.
We use use its Windows version in this demo to show how to convert iPhone video to GIF on PC. Run the GIF converting program on your PC and plugin your iPhone or iPad to computer via USB data cable. Optionally you can click Photos from the left menu, then browse to your videos on iPhone or iPad and export them from iOS device to computer. If you do not want to save iPhone videos to computer here, you can also skip this step. Click your iOS device from the left menu, then select Tools and GIF Maker. After that the GIF Maker opens in a separate window.
To convert iPhone videos to GIF using this GIF Maker on your computer, click Video to GIF tab, then click Add button to import videos from iPhone to the GIF maker or from computer to the GIF maker. This GIF converter offers some useful features you can tweak the output GIF file, such as start time, end time, video preview, GIF size, GIF frame rate, GIF output folder, etc. After that click the Create GIF button to convert iPhone video to GIF or convert iPad video to GIF.
Extra Tips about TunesGo iPhone iPad iPod manager
- Note that currently this GIF maker supports only MP4, M4V, MOV formats. If you like to convert any other video formats to GIF, you will need to conver the video to a compatible format first. You can refer to this guide to convert videos to MP4 format.
- In fact, once you have connected an iOS device, iPhone, iPad or iPod, to computer, and launched the GIF maker, you can virtually convert any compatible video files saved on your computer or other connected mobile phones, such as those Android phones, like videos from Samsung, LG, HTC, Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nexus, Moto, etc. However without an iOS device, you will not be able to launch the GIF Maker.
- This iOS device manager offers many other useful tools you may like. For example, it can help you transfer music from computer to iPhone iPad iPod touch without iTunes, back up contacts from iPhone to computer, back up text messages from iPhone to computer, copy photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes, and so on.
Update Sep 2018: this article was originally published in 2016. we replaced the out-dated GIF maker with the video converter toolkit which has the built-in video to GIF converter.
Update Jun 2019: add the Drop to GIF for Mac, free app to automatically convert videos to GIF on Mac for free.