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
- 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.


‣ 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 2.16.0

- Added the ability to create a bounced GIF. Also known as yo-yo or back-and-forth GIF.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

idk-Matthew ,

Thank you!

I don't review apps or write reviews, but your app deserves it for being so simple to us and outputting really high quality GIFs. After spending all day searching for iOS or MacOS apps to convert my 4K footage to high resolution GIFS, I finally stumbled upon your app and I could not be happier. I already do all of my editing in FinalCut, but I needed something to convert my edits into GIFs. iOS apps were awful and had paid subscriptions. Websites like Giphy cushed the video quality. Your app was drag & drop, specify desired output, and then convert. For something as simple as making a GIF, the whole marker collectively lost their minds. You are wonderful and made a really great app. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Swirlee ,

Simple and superb

I make a lot of short screen recodings for my job that I need to turn into GIFs. I've tried a few apps, both free and paid. All of them were clunky, overly complex, slow, or produced ugly GIFs—or all of the above. Gifski is a breath of fresh air. It fits my workflow perfectly, it's fast, it offers just the configuration options I need, and the quality of the GIFs it produces is, somehow, almost as good as the original videos. And it's free! I can't recommend it enough, and I'll definitely be donating some money to support its development.

Thomas Fagaura ,

Five stars from an editor

So I was asked to design a ad in a gif format so I loaded into Final Cut Pro X created the animation then attempted to use multiple online tools and the colors were terrible (I take extra steps in my editing to make sure the colors are perfect) so I just didnt know if it was going to be possible to use an automated process to create my gif then I found this app colors looked amazing! Very easy to use, drag and drop the file and your set. Best gif converter I have ever used.

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