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Giffysnap : Create Animated GIF Images For Your Blog

Today I’m excited to share a little project I’ve been working on as a part of my growing web business! It is the first product of what I hope to be collection of handy web and blogging tools. Friends, I’d like to introduce you to Giffysnap!

Giffysnap is a totally free online animated GIF maker. You may have noticed me using animated images here and there in my posts, and many of you questioned how I create them. Originally, I was going to make a tutorial for my Blog Beautician channel showing you how to make your own in Photoshop, but I wanted there to be an easier way. Not everyone has Photoshop, and figuring out how to make an animation or slideshow of images for your website or blog can be a little daunting for first-timers. That’s when the idea came to just create a tool that allows you to simply upload your photos, rearrange them, and make a GIF. In pretty much no time at all. Easy peasy!

What can you do with a GIF? Anything you want! Personally, I love using them for my nail tutorials because they allow me to condense multiple steps into one single image (like the last image in this post). It helps to give more of a visual representation of what you’re trying to show, or how to do something.

They can also just be used to add a little uniqueness to your blog posts, such as displaying products in a fun way like this:

You can create simple slideshows, or take a series of photos and upload them in sequence for a bit of an old school stop motion effect like so:

Giffysnap lets you upload multiple photos, drag and drop to rearrange them, and set your final GIF size and animation speed. You can make it any size you like and match the dimensions of your original photos for a seamless look. When you’re done creating it, you can either save the image to your computer or grab a custom generated code that will allow you to simply copy and paste your image into the HTML of a post. (Hint: in Blogger, remove the “s” from “https://” in the Preview window URL to preview your post nicely).  You can also create a GIF on your phone by visiting the giffysnap.com site in your browser, for a nice mobile view.

The site is still pretty much in “beta” mode while tweaks and small adjustments are made, but is fully useable and I’d love for you to try it out for yourself, help spread the word, and add a little interest to your blog photos! What will you create with it?!

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Dana Fox

I am an online entrepreneur/artist helping other creatives kick butt in the real world. When I’m not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me teaching in my Watercolour Workshop, creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends and check out my Instagram stories for behind the scenes bits!

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  • Lenna Reichmanngho

    Hi Dana, thanks for sharing Giffysnap. I tried it and found it easy to use. However, I just have one concern about your app. I was about to try it so I clicked on the link to proceed to Giffysnap. As soon as I arrived at your landing page, another site popped up telling me my PC is infected. You might want to check this because it’s kind of an inconvenience.

    Usually, I get animated Gifs from Giphy or create some of my own using LICEcap. Gifs give more life to your blogs compared to still images. In my case, I use Gifs primarily for two reasons, the first one is similar to yours, I use Gifs to create app tutorials in lieu of videos. Obviously, you save a lot of space using Gif compared to videos. Second, I use Gifs to inject some humor or jest into my blog articles. You can also check this article: https://www.process.st/how-to-create-gifs/ on other methods of creating Gifs.

    Thanks again for sharing this.