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.

Europeana's tips for all types of GIF-making

GIF tips, tricks, and tools

Inspiration