to make an animated gif
Making an animated gif is very easy. I have found that using powerpoint
is one of the easiest and quickest ways of making gifs. You will also
need a gif animator. I use a very basic animator called UnFreez.
It is probably the easiest animator you will find. It is only about
19kb in size and there is no installation required.
It just sits on your Desktop and is ready to use. Download it free
Let’s start by making a simple word. Let's use "FUN". Open
Powerpoint. Select a font size of 24, select bold print, select the
text color red. Use the text box in powerpoint to make an F.
Right-click on the edge of the text box surrounding the F, and select
“Save as picture”. Save it as a
“gif” to your Desktop so it’s easy to
find. By default, it will be named
“Picture1". Make sure you select “gif”
where it says “Save as type”.
Next, insert the letter U. Right-click on the edge of the text box
surrounding the FU, and select “Save as picture”.
Save it to your Desktop as a “Picture2.gif”.
Insert the letter N. Right-click on the edge of the text box and save
it to your Desktop as Picture3.gif.
The last gif you need to make is a blank gif to make the F disappear.
Otherwise the U and the N will be the only letters that animate. Click
on the word FUN so that the text box shows around it. Delete the
letters FUN, but leave the text box. Right-click on the edge of the
text box and save it to the Desktop as “Picture4”.
If the text box disappears, click on "Edit" then "Undo", and it will
Assuming you have downloaded the gif animator, open the UnFreez
animator on your Desktop. Find the gifs you have saved on your Desktop
and drag each one into the window of the Unfreez animator starting with
Picture1.gif until you have all 4 gifs in the animator. (See Sample A)
You can select the speed you want your animated gif to play by raising
the number on the Frame Delay. The higher the number, the slower it
moves. For now, select 25. You can select the option to loop
continuously or play once. For now, leave the box checked to Loop
Click on “Make Animated GIF”. Save it to your
Desktop as “fun.gif”. Find
“fun.gif” on your Desktop and open it.
That’s it, you're done.
It should look like the gif below.
You can animate any picture or word as long as it has a .gif extension.
Take 2 pictures and insert them into the gif animator, and you get
something like this.
Experiment with different pictures or word fonts. With a little
practice, you will get better and better.
If this tutorial has helped you, or you have any questions send me an
e-mail and let me know.
gifs I made
How to make an animated gif