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Free GIF Maker

100% fully customizable

Thousands of free stock videos

Premium images and music tracks

Easily download or share

Step up your creativity game and replace wordy responses with high-quality animated GIFs. With Canva’s free online GIF maker, easily make a GIF from videos and images and say what you need to say in one bite-sized clip.

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Make GIFs from images and videos

Whether you’re browsing the internet or using your messaging apps, GIFs are pretty much everywhere. They’re a fun way to express your creativity, character, and even feedback online. Creating animated GIFs is also a great way to catch your audience’s attention and leave them amazed.

Join the fun and use Canva’s free GIF maker! Upload your images or video files, add text, embellish with stickers, or use quirky templates before publishing them as a GIF file. You can also apply transitions, animations, and cool filters and frames from the editor to let your imagination run wild. Then, share your design with the world and download it as a high-quality GIF for your online community to enjoy.

How to make a GIF

Make a GIF for free

Make a GIF for free

Easy video-to-GIF conversion

Use our GIF maker from video to capture moments from a funny clip, the TV series of the moment, or even personal video footage. Simply upload the video onto the editor and trim the clip. Then, create and customize the GIF-to-be; add captions, illustrations, or animations. Lastly, download the video turned GIF and choose the format. Who knows? It might just be the next viral reaction GIF.

Stand out with awesome animations

Get every element of your custom video or image in action with Canva’s animation option that allows you to have fun with your designs and draw more attention. Highlight big ideas with eye-catching movements that make your design flicker, pop, or skate across the screen. Apply free and premium animations to give an exciting flair to your GIFs.

Extensive library of media elements

Find static and animated stickers, illustrations, and other graphic elements on our app to complement your design. Add frames and effects to your layout and add an animation effect to make it more attractive. Our vast collection of design elements and features will help you create the perfect GIF and capture them in motion.

You can add text to a GIF, too. Use the text tool in our online editor to create subtitles, captions, or annotations. Change the font, tweak the color, animate the words, and you’re done!

Effortlessly drag and drop elements

See an element that you like? Add it to your layout by using our easy-to-use drag-and-drop tools. With Canva, your creativity is endless. You can use your GIF as social media images or online ads that’ll engage with your audience better. Download your design or share it with the world directly from the online editor.


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