Convert videos to high-quality GIFs.

It converts videos to GIF animations using fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering. It produces animated GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame.

- Video trimming
- Precise control of dimensions
- Copy, share, or drag the GIF
- System service

To convert, either:
- Drag and drop a video into the window
- Drag and drop a video on the Dock icon
- Right-click a video in Finder and choose Gifski in the "Open With" menu
- Select "Open…" in the "File" menu and choose a video

Gifski supports all the video formats that macOS supports (.mp4 or .mov with H264, HEVC, ProRes, etc). The QuickTime Animation format is not supported. Use ProRes 4444 XQ instead. It's more efficient, more widely supported, and like QuickTime Animation, it also supports alpha channel.

Tip: Change GIF dimensions with the keyboard—In the width/height input fields in the save panel, press the arrow up/down keys to change the value by 1. Hold the Option key meanwhile to change it by 10.

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

- Improved compatibility with macOS Catalina.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Silver Moggy ,

Wonderful, just one request...

Easy to use and great quality. I just wish you could support the MKV file container. I know by default it's not supported by OSX so imagine that would be an extra bit of dev...

Thanks for your hard work.

Arbernaut (Phantom Limb) ,


Creates really good looking GIFs, quickly with no fuss, and wrapped in a good looking, functional interface.
Feature request (which doesn't diminish from the awesomeness of the current version!): Batch processing for lots of conversions.
Nice work!

4Owen2 ,

Excellent Little App

The Gifski is an easy to use app that makes creating GIF's a breeze. Thanks Guys.


Sindre Sorhus
5.3 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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