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Create Animated GIFs Using Premiere Pro

Check out the above video on how to create an animated GIF using a video clip. It’s fast and easy. This trick could come in handy depending on what type of things you like to edit 🙂

Why Create Animated GIFs?

Animated gifs can be used for many things ranging from just for fun to serious advertising banner ads and more. Most people seem to use them heavily in social media, but the sky’s the limit. For example, check out the animated gif below. It’s based on a video clip exported from Premiere Pro.

create animated gif with premiere pro

Think of GIFs as tiny movies that loop over and over within your web browser. I created the above GIF in about two minutes flat using Premiere Pro.

What If I Just Want To Use A Website Instead Of Premiere Pro?

That’s cool and there is definitely more than one way to skin a cat, but Premiere will give you the most flexibility when or if you need it. If you just want to grab a specific area from one video clip and animate it you can always use websites like Imgur, MakeAGIF or IMGFlip. You’ll get something like this:


You can also create a GIF from a series of still images. Some of the sites out there will do it for you automatically, some won’t.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Premiere Pro To Create GIFs?

For one, you can size the GIF however you want based on your sequence settings. Aside from the process being super fast (less than two or three minutes based on how picky you are) you can export several at a time.

Not only that, but you can add whatever VFX you can think of in addition to mixing and matching footage from other video clips. If you haven’t already, check out the above video to see how quick and easy it is!

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