How to create a gif on iPhone and iPad

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Emojis are a great way to convey our emotions, but GIFs are even better. They provide people with a short scene demonstrating our reaction and are of great help in conveying deep thoughts in an instant. Besides, it becomes more attractive when you are your GIF. But how do I create a DIY GIF on my iPhone or iPad?

Follow these simple tricks to learn how to do this from a video or photo, so keep reading.

How to create a gif from a live photo via the photo app

Most iPhone users can’t deny their love for live photography. However, although they represent moments, they are just one step away from becoming a GIF. Well, giving them repetitive effects does the trick.

Using the Photo app on your iPhone or iPad is one of the easiest ways to convert live photos to GIF.

Method is as follows.

  1. Open Photo iPhone or iPad app.
  2. Move to album..
  3. Tap Live photo under Media type..
  4. now, select Live photos you want to convert to GIF.
  5. Tap on the top left liveloop..

    How to create a gif from a live photo via the photo app

that’s it! You can now share your live photos as GIFs with others.

Create GIF on iPhone from shortcut app

If you didn’t know yet, creating GIFs from bursts, live photos and even videos is one way to use the Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad.

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll first need to install the shortcut app from the App Store.

Then, in the next subsection, we’ll show you how to use the Shortcuts app to convert a burst photo, live photo, or video to GIF.

I. Create a GIF from Burst / Live Photo

To create a GIF from a burst or live photo on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open Shortcut App.
  2. Tap gallery It’s in the lower right.
  3. In the search bar, Convert burst to GIF..
    A banner with this title is displayed.
  4. Tap + Icon Add a converter to the banner.
  5. next, My shortcut It’s on the bottom left.
    Here you will see a banner to convert the burst to GIF.
  6. To convert live photos to GIF (Skip these steps burst Photo):
    • Tap 3 horizontal dots It is in the upper right.

      Search for Burst to GIF on iPhone

    • Then tap burst..
    • select Live photo → Tap Close (X)icon.
  7. Tap Convert burst to GIF banner.
    Select the photos you want to convert and wait for the process to complete.
  8. Tap end It is in the upper right.
  9. select Save to photo Also share..

    Create GIFs from burst live photos on your iPhone

Note: The converter converts only burst photos by default. So if you just want to change a burst photo to a GIF, you don’t need to. burst option Live photo As before.

II.Create a GIF from a video

Creating a GIF from a video is also easy. However, in this case, you need a shortcut that can convert the video to GIF instead. Second, videos are usually longer than live or burst photos, so shortcut converters may need to crop lines.

⚠️ caution: Shortcuts may take some time to complete the process. In addition, there is a problem with iOS 15.4.

Here’s how to do this:

  1. With the shortcut app, gallery..
  2. Search for From video to GIF → Tap + Icon..
  3. next, My shortcut → Tap From video to GIF Shortcut.
  4. please choose video Use the slider Trim it.

    Select a video and use the slider to crop it on your iPhone

  5. Tap keep..
  6. Then preview the gif and end or share icon.
    Note:Choice end GIFs are not saved on your device.Tap to save Share iconSave image..

☁️ Hint: As mentioned above, shortcuts do not save GIFs by default. Therefore, you can add an action to the shortcut as follows: …icon Video to GIF shortcut top right → scroll down and tap + + → Type keep → Select Save to photo album..

How to create a GIF from a video using a third party app (GIPHY)

You can also use the shortcut app to create a GIF from a video, but it can fail or be delayed. GIPHY is a handy third party app that you can use to instantly convert video to GIF. In addition, the app is free and easy to use. Indeed, it’s one of the best GIF maker apps for iPhone or iPad.

To get started, install GIPHY from the App Store and follow these steps:

  1. Open GIPHY App → Tap + Icon..
  2. choose Camera icon Choose video From your gallery.
    Optional: Use the slider to crop the video.
  3. Tap continue And hit Purple arrow icon It’s in the lower right.

    Select a video to create a GIF on your iPhone

  4. next, Share GIF..
  5. select Save GIF..
    The new GIF will appear in the Photos app and can be shared in the social app..

    Create GIFs from videos using third party apps

that’s it!

There are many off-the-shelf GIFs, but creating your own GIFs can be a great help in expressing yourself better. So whether you’re generating memes or different reactions, GIFs are easy to create. With the above steps, you can instantly create GIFs on your iPhone and iPad.

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