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Description

Convert videos to high-quality GIFs.

It converts videos to animated GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame. This is made possible by some fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering.


■ Features

- Video trimming
- Precise control of dimensions
- Control over GIF looping and bouncing (yo-yo) playback
- Adjust the speed
- Copy, share, or drag the GIF
- Share extension
- System service
- Optionally produce smaller lower quality GIFs
- Generate up to 50 FPS GIFs (for showing off design work on Dribbble)


■ To convert, either:

- Drag and drop your HEIC images onto the window or the Dock icon.
- Click the “Open” button in the window (macOS 10.15 and later) or in the “File” menu and then choose your HEIC images.
- Right-click your HEIC images in Finder and select this app in the “Open With” menu.

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.


■ Share extension

Gifski includes a share extension that lets you share videos to Gifski. Just select Gifski from the Share menu of any macOS app.

You can share a macOS screen recording with Gifski by clicking on the thumbnail that pops up once you are done recording and selecting “Share” from there.


■ System service

Gifski includes a system service that lets you quickly convert a video to GIF from the “Services” menu in any app that provides a compatible video file.


■ Bounce (yo-yo) GIF playback

Gifski includes the option to create GIFs that bounce back and forth between forward and backward playback. This option doubles the number of frames in the GIF so the file size will double as well.


■ Tips

‣ Quickly copy or save the GIF

After converting, press Command+C to copy the GIF or Command+S to save it.

‣ Change GIF dimensions with the keyboard

In the width/height input fields in the editor view, press the arrow up/down keys to change the value by 1. Hold the Option key meanwhile to change it by 10.


■ FAQ

‣ The generated GIFs are huge!

The GIF image format is very space inefficient. It works best with short video clips. Try reducing the dimensions, FPS, or quality.

‣ Why are 60 FPS and higher not supported?

Browsers throttle frame rates above 50 FPS, playing them at 10 FPS.


■ Support

Click the “Send Feedback…” menu item in the “Help” menu in the app.

What’s New

Version 2.19.3

- Worked around a macOS 12 bug that could in some cases cause GIfski to crash.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Daniel Moen ,

Perfekt

Gjør akkurat hva en forventer på en god måte. Lar deg endre størrelse og kvalitet og viser den ferdie gifen sin filstørrelse. Fantastisk app!

Tunold ,

Great piece of software

Works exactly as you want it to.

MartinJNilsen ,

This just works!

Best app for converting .mov to gif in which I needs from time to time. Simple. Great UI. And it just works.

App Privacy

The developer, Sindre Sorhus, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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