January 29, 2015 09:01 ET

Imgur Launches Video to GIF, the Easiest and Fastest Way to Make Awesome GIFs From Videos

The Internet's Favorite Place for Visual Storytelling Makes It Easy for Anyone to Express Themselves With the Web's Most Popular Format

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Imgur, the Internet's visual storytelling community, today unveiled Video to GIF, a feature to help anyone create animated GIFs from existing videos.

Video to GIF is compatible with more than 500 video sites, allowing anyone to pull in video from nearly anywhere. Once a video URL is pasted into the tool, Video to GIF makes it easy to edit and convert into GIFs instantaneously, at the highest quality possible.

"The millions of people who use Imgur every day have it made the best place to discover, share and discuss the most authentic stories on the web," said Sam Gerstenzang, Director of Product, Imgur. "We want to make it as easy as possible for anyone to tell their own stories in the way they're best told online, and we're looking forward to seeing what the Imgur community creates with Video to GIF."

Creating animated GIFs has historically required some technical knowledge, and previous tools have been plagued by usability issues with low quality output. With Video to GIF, you just paste a link to your video, use simple sliders to get the perfect clip and add some text, and you're done.

"GIF creation tools across the web are generally hard to use, slow, and provide low quality results," continued Gerstenzang. "With Video to GIF, we're democratizing GIF creation for everyone. We're empowering a whole new generation of creators with a tool that's simple enough for novices and robust enough for seasoned editors."

Video to GIF features include:

  • Easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to clip, edit and add captions to make the perfect GIF
  • High-quality output in GIFV format that preserves everything great about the GIF, but with smaller files and higher quality
  • Compatible with hundreds of video sites including YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, and many more

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