GIF Maker

Animated GIF made from a graphic and another made from a video using PicMonkey tools

Now you can design, edit, and save GIFs all in one place. Our easy-to-use GIF maker tools let you customize your GIFs with photos, video, graphics, text, and more. Use a pre-sized template or start from scratch. Try for free today!

Animated GIF made from a graphic and another made from a video using PicMonkey tools

The GIF maker with its own design tools

Graphics, photos, videos galore

Fuel your creative ascent with our massive stock photo and video libraries, and over 7,000 graphics. Make your own stickers with Background Erase!

Simple, fun animations

Our pre-set animation moves can be applied to photos, text, or graphics — they're super simple to use and make a huge impact.

Powerful text tools

Get cool text looks with easy-to-use wow-makers like outline, drop shadow, and curved text. Choose from over 300 fonts or upload your own.

Rich filters and effects

Go hard with photos, using our rich photo editing features. Create bold looks, or subtle polishes — dial in your own unique aesthetic.

Motion choices for GIF animations and star graphics animating over a digital ad

The best animated GIF editor for graphics

Animate any graphic with simple motion tools. Want it to slide in, pop in, or roll in? Choose your move from twelve dazzlers. Or start with one of our animated graphic GIFs and your work is done. 

We've got a sweet collection of animated graphics in the PicMonkey mobile app. Customize 'em, add 'em to backgrounds, add text, or a video, and export as GIF.

Motion choices for GIF animations and star graphics animating over a digital ad

Easy video-to-GIF editing

Upload a video clip or choose one from our royalty-free stock video library containing millions from Pexels and Pixabay. Trim it, and then let loose your creative beast!

Add text and style it up with text effects. Drop graphics on top and change their colors. Put a colored background behind it. The options are limitless.

When you like what you've done, export it as a GIF. Easy peasy.

Video trim mode user interface plus the end result of a GIF made from video
Video trim mode user interface plus the end result of a GIF made from video

Make GIFs from text animations

Words or phrases are sometimes all it takes to make a fun, impactful GIF. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with Comic Sans. Peruse our massive library of fonts and get choosin', or grab a text layout for instant words with style.

When it comes to text effects, PicMonkey's tools are unparalleled. Curving text and circular text are as easy as a single click. Outline and drop shadow offer tons of creative customizations. Colors, textures, and clipping masks are yours to tinker with.

Text animation with ship icon and text "The Little Ship Cruises & Tours Around the Sound," made into a GIF with PicMonkey tools.
Text animation with ship icon and text "The Little Ship Cruises & Tours Around the Sound," made into a GIF with PicMonkey tools.

FAQs about making GIFs

What is a GIF?

GIFs are animated image files that, like memes, tend to be used to communicate jokes, feelings, and ideas. You’ve seen ‘em before (prolly hundreds of times) while scrolling on social media. They've actually been around since the '80s, but we adopted them in recent years as another unique way to communicate (or a way that people in the future will look back on like “Huh?”).

How do I make a GIF from a video?

Upload your video to PicMonkey, or grab one from our stock video library. Trim it up a bit if it’s over 10 seconds long, then customize with graphics and text. Export as a GIF file and share to your social channels. What’s the verdict? Are you worthy of the title “GIF Master”?

How do I make a GIF on my iPhone?

Super simple — just download the PicMonkey mobile app. Start with your own photo or video, or grab one from our stock library. After that, you’ll be able to customize just like you would on your desktop. Add funny text and make it pop with text effects. Save to your camera roll for sharing, or share directly to Instagram from the app!

Learn tips and tricks for designing your GIFs

How to Animate a Picture, Text, or Graphic
How to Animate a Picture, Text, or Graphic

Learn how to animate a picture, text, or sticker and get ideas about using animations on all your social channels.

How to Add a GIF to Almost Anything
How to Add a GIF to Almost Anything

Work with animated graphics in our graphics library and learn the ins and outs of adding them to your designs.

Bring your Designs to Life with Video
Bring your Designs to Life with Video

Get the lowdown on using video clips in your designs, and get steps for creating some wow-worthy looks.

PicMonkey's GIF Maker

GIFs are an integral part of our zeitgeist. The age-old question used to be "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?" Now it's, "How many GIFs does it take to get to the 'You're All Caught Up' message on Instagram?" GIFs get ya noticed on the gram, so you want to make them count. Whether you're working with videos, graphics, text, photos (or all four), we'll show you how to create scroll-stopping GIFs in no time.

Learn how to make a GIF
Create wow-worthy images with PicMonkey