How to make a GIF

Places to find reusable content

DigitalNZ runs the GIF IT UP competition annually in conjunction with Trove, DPLA and Europeana. We’ve put together a list of links that you can use to find open material for GIF making. Visit our Select Collections Available for Reuse for a slew of links to openly reusable digital collections from DPLA, DigitalNZ, Europeana, and Trove.

Tutorials

How to make a simple animated GIF with free software
Learn how to make a simple animated GIF using a still image and free in-browser tools in a few easy-to-understand steps.

How to make an animated GIF from a stereograph
Learn how to make a simple stereoscopic GIF using a still image and free in-browser tools in a few easy-to-understand steps.

How to make an animated GIF using GIMP software
GIMP (GNU Manipulation Program) is an image and graphics editor, and it is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

How to make an animated GIF using GIMP software (screencast)
GIMP (GNU Manipulation Program) is an image and graphics editor, and it is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. We've put together this step-by-step screencast which shows you how to make an animated GIF using GIMP.

How to make an animated GIF using Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is a proprietary graphic editing software by Adobe Systems. If you have Photoshop, learn how to make an animated GIF in a few straightforward steps, compliments of Public Domain GIFs.

How to make an animated GIF in Processing
Processing is an open source programming language and development environment based on Java. Learn more about the different ways to work with animated GIFs in Processing using this guide, compliments of Public Domain GIFs.

GIF tips, tricks, and tools

Inspiration