Needless to say, GIFs have become an emotional currency on the Internet, allowing people to react in ways that simply can not allow words. But if you can not find the perfect GIF for your current feel, why not create one yourself? Whether you know the exact clip you want to remove from YouTube, or you want to trade in yourself, there are a variety of tools to create these animated, silent loops. Here are the best apps and sites we've compiled
Websites and Desktop Software
To get started, let's look at the extremely clean and useful GIFs.com , a website that makes creating GIFs incredibly easy. First, add the URL for the video you want to use as the basis for your GIF. The site currently supports YouTube, Instagram and Vine – or better, Vine archive (RIP) – and users can also upload their own video files.
Once you have selected your source material, you will come to a simple editor. Select the frames you want to convert to a GIF by using the timeline below the video. Then, if desired, add a caption, sticker, and some effects. There's even a one-clip "Thug-Life" option if you want it to be like 2009.
Once you're done optimizing things, you're ready to share your GIF with the world. You can use the provided URL or download the GIF to upload it again to another website.