VideoGIF Free

VideoGIF Free 2.0

Free
VideoGIF Free offers an easy solution to create animated GIFs from video files.
 
2.0.8 (See all)

VideoGIF Free offers an easy solution to create animated GIFs from video files. The source of your animations can consist of an existing movie stored on your computer, or a video clip you've just recorded with your webcam.

The program's interface is clear-cut and intuitive, so that anyone can use it with ease. A large preview allows you to play the imported file in order to make an accurate selection of the video fragment that will become the raw content of your GIF. Trimming a part of the video manually is done easily using the slide bar. Besides, you can determine the length of the resulting GIF by placing the trim button at specific start and end time coordinates. Once the selection is done, you can preview the trimmed video instantly. At the same time, you are informed about the duration of the newly created file as compared to the original length of the input video.

The next steps imply image customization of the video segment you've just selected. In this regard, you are provided with the ability to rescale the image, either by controlling the scale slider or by inserting precise pixel values. Unfortunately, you aren't allowed to crop the image, at least not with the free edition of VideoGIF. Image adjustments also imply tweaking luminosity issues, such as saturation, hue, exposure, contrast, and brightness. In addition, you can make use of filters to apply special effects to the image displayed. At the end, you need to set the number of frames per second, determine the frame delay, as well as select the GIF's quality.

The program is just plain simple and easy to use. It creates ordinary animated GIFs that you can save into your computer, share via e-mail, or upload to personal blogs. Unfortunately, you won't get impressive results with the free version as it lacks a series of basic features, like inserting text and stickers, cropping the image, or customizing overlays.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Creates GIFs by following simple steps
  • Can determine the quality of the image
  • Supports image filters
  • Creates animations from webcam recordings

Cons

  • Cannot crop the image
  • Cannot overlay text and stickers
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