GIF maker apps for Facebook

On 29th May Facebook welcomed a new type of visual content, the animated images also know as GIFs. Currently available for users, the GIFs may change the way things look in the news feed.

Animated GIFs became very popular on webpages like Tumblr or Reddit where you can find a wide range of subjects to share on your networks, but you can make your own animated images with one of the many free GIF maker apps available for your iPhone or Android device, and then share them instantly on Facebook and other social media channels.

For those who want a quick way to animate a picture, here is a list of free apps for every type of user.

1. Online apps

Gif maker 

GIFMaker.me allows you to create animated GIFs, slide shows, and video animations with music online freely and easily, no registration required. This comes in handy if you are working from your desktop where you have access to the pictures needed.

EZgif 

Ezgif gif maker allows you to instantly create animated GIFs by combining separated image files as frames.

In addition to GIFs, you can also upload JPG, PNG, or BMP images, and they will be automatically converted. After uploading frames, you can adjust animation speed and frame order before making the GIF. And of course – resize, crop, and optimize your freshly made gif with all the other Ezgif tools.

Google+ Photos 

In today’s age of animated GIFs, the Google+ team is a seasoned maker of animated images and more. The system – which is apparently called “Awesome” – can automatically detect when an image is part of a series, in burst mode or otherwise, and “stitch” it together in one image or an animated GIF.

2. Mobile apps

Gifboom

Gifboom is one of the most popular GIF maker apps for mobile users and has tons of great features. You can snap photos through the app or import ones already on your phone, use the front or back facing camera and apply filters similar to Instagram. The app is available for iOS and Android users.

Cinemagram

Cinemagraphs became very popular lately, because they are an elegant hybrid between photo and video. You can animate small sections of your photo, such as a hand waving or the pages of a book turning. While the rest of the photo stands still, only the portion of your choice is animated with movement. This app is available only for iOS users.

Finding the right feel for your GIFs may take some time and practice, but for a complete list of apps check out this article here.

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