On June 15, 1987, a team of North American programmers from CompuServe created the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF. With the appearance of the Internet as we know it, the format originally created to compress images without losing data turned out to be an authentic phenomenon and, 31 years later, small animations are still very present in our online lives.
In addition to the simple babies, hamsters and even dancing bananas that popularized the format, GIFs have followed the technological evolution of the Internet and, today, only several platforms, such as Giphy, which provide billions of animations ready to share.
But what to do when you do not find the best animation to express what you are feeling? Or, then, when the GIF you found too heavy to share via social networks or to use in your online projects? Ezgif.com can help and also has several tools to optimize GIFs or give them an extra touch of creativity.
To create custom GIFs you need to upload the desired video clip or paste the URL of it. Then you can cut it, increase the speed or add captions.
After configuring the file size and frame rate you just have to click on the convert to GIF option and save the animation as soon as the website finishes processing it. If your home animations need a special touch, you can also visit the Effects section and discover color or animation effects
To reduce the size of a GIF, you must choose the GIF Optimizer option, choosing the optimization method that suits your needs and the level of compression. If you feel a little lost about the types of compression, you can always browse to the bottom of the platform and find some useful tips.