Imgur launches Video to GIF, their GIF creation tool

Finally, an easy way to create GIFs straight from the image hosting kings of the Internet, imgur. This is their latest & newest tool, Video to GIF.


The all-encompassing image hosting website Imgur, famous for being the host to most of reddit’s content, has grown a lot to the point of almost becoming an independent social network itself, with its own separate identity and everything. This is all thanks to their high standards of service and sharing capabilities which are a huge improvement upon most other social sites.

In an attempt to keep improving on their offerings, Imgur had released a tool that converted GIFs into MP4 videos, which are lighter and better, but there is something about the GIFs that is just irreplaceable, and if you don’t believe us, just check any Tumblr blog. That is why the site is also offering Video to GIF, a new tool that does the opposite, and turns videos from any format to GIFs instead. The tool can be accessed at, and once there users only have to paste the URL of the video and choose the fragment they want to turn into a GIF. Furthermore, users can make simple additions such as text or legends.


Video to GIF is ridiculously easy to use, and because everything is done straight from your browser, you don’t need to install anything. All you need is an Imgur account and you can start creating GIFs like nothing. Be warned, though, the system is quite new and a few bugs might pop here and there so expect having to retry every so often.

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