Spend more than ten minutes online and you’ll come across a GIF. They’re the base on which Buzzfeed listicles are built and the bread and butter of comment section humour. If you’ve ever thought “hey that moving image is great and I’d love to make my own” then you are in luck, because that’s exactly what this post is for. That’s right, you’re going to find out how to make a GIF in three really easy steps.
To make a GIF you need to:
1.) Find a YouTube video you want to convert. In this case I’ll be using the classic Keyboard Cat (which can be found with loads of other great videos in our YouTube Turns Ten video rundown).
2.) In the url, add “gif” before “youtube.” Example, “www.youtube.com/watch?v=J—aiyznGQ” becomes “www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=J—aiyznGQ”
3.) Next, you shall be transported to this magical GIF website where you can choose up to a 10 second section of the video to be used in your homemade GIF.
And there you have it, it’s that easy! Now go and flood the internet with hilarious looping images.
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