Resources and Best Use Tips
This list contains a wide spectrum of resources from the sensational all the way to the more refined and surprisingly slick GIF.
Because GIF graphics have a reputation for loudness and sensationalism, most people will tell you to use caution and “go easy” on the use of GIF graphics.
However, with more refined design techniques they can be pleasantly professional. They’ve been around long enough that some of these digital creations are quite interesting.
What is a GIF?
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bit map image format which was introduced by CompuServe in 1987. Since then, it has come into widespread use on the internet. It features wide support and portability.
If you still don’t know what it is – in short – it moves!
Included in this list are GIF sites for bloggers, educators and and youth and as a result, you will find use for them on both social media professional web sites.
Cover VIA MakeaGIF
- Animals | Tumblr Blog.
- Cinemagraphs | Living images created by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. Animated photography by the inventors of the cinemagraph.
- Gif Bin | Your daily source for funny gifs, reaction gifs and funny animated pictures! Large collection of the best gifs.
- gifgifgif | Biggest one page GIF collection on the internet. Wtf gifs, lol gifs, sports gifs, movie gifs, abstract gifs, omg gifs and all the animated gifs you can eat.
- Gif Hub of the Universe | Conveying my life in Boston, one GIF at a time.
- GIF MAKER | Making animated graphics online with Free GIF Maker is easy and funny. No special skills required and no signup needed. Service is totally free.
- GIFS from Last Night | Tumblr Blog.
- GIPHY | Your top source for the newest Animated Stickers online. Find everything GIF from funny, reactionary, heartfelt and more.
- Html5Maker | Html5/js/swf Animations. Create Free Animated Banners and Sliders. Responsive, mobile friendly. AdWords and DoubleClick compatible. 200+ Free Templates and Image gallery
- LICEcap | Original tool for creating animated GIFs by recording your desktop or a window you have open. To enlarge or reduce the main LICEcap window and the size of the GIF you want to record, all you have to do is edit the window dimensions.
- Little Plastic Things | Lost Blog Network / Terminal Beach Me / Tumblr Blog.
- MakeaGif | Learn how to make a GIF. Create animated gifs online with our free GIF animator in just three easy steps. Upload, customize, and create.
- MakeGIF Video Capture APP | Capture HTML5 videos in your browser and turn them into GIF animations.
- #whatshouldwecallme | We are two best friends who met in college and now live on opposite coasts. We used to send each other funny .gifs as a way of staying in touch, and decided to start a tumblr that both of us could check during the day. We thought we were just posting inside jokes, but are thrilled that other people find them as funny as we do. We never really intended for anyone else to see it.
- WIRED | 10 Awesomely Tasteful Animated GIFs. Meet some of the designers that are turning the animated GIF into editorial art.