Extract frames from GIF files

GIFs consist of a series of frames that follow each other and repeats in a loop, creating an animation without sound. If you need to reuse certain frames or images in a GIF file, you can use a GIF viewer or editor to export them as still images. Recently we reviewed the ScreentoGif which is a free screen, webcam and sketchboard recorder with an integrated editor. If you are on Windows, you can download and use this GIF tool for free.

ScreenToGif for Windows

Choose Editor from its home screen to open the main interface of the GIF editor. From the top toolbar, choose Load, then browse to your computer hard drive to find, select and import the GIF file to the editor.

The GIF editor will read the GIF file, split GIF into images, frames, and display thumbnails of all frames at the bottom. Right click on a thumbnail, you can then choose Open Image to open the image or frame in the Photos app on your PC where you have the option to save the image to your computer. If you need to extract multiple or all image frames from a GIF, choose Explore Folder from the context menu as shown in above screenshot to open the folder in Window File Explorer where the GIF editor has split the GIF into frames and saved them as PNG images. You can simply select and copy any or all image frames from this folder to other location or app you want.

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