10 Best Apps to Create GIFs on Android

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Gifs have quickly become one of the most popular ways to express yourself. Indeed, it takes less time to view than a video, but it is also more expressive than a photo. You can find them on all social media and the internet in general. Some of them are also fantastic. If you've ever thought about creating a gif yourself, you have two options. The first is a camera app that turns a short video clip into a gif. The other is a gif maker that helps you transform them from other things. We are going to explore both of them as they are the best apps to create GIFs on Android.



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Camera MX

Camera MX is one of many gif maker apps that are also camera apps. You can save short video clips or many photos. The app can turn all of that into a GIF for you. It is not good for creating random videos, for example, on YouTube. However, it is a good way to draw from it yourself. It's also a halfway decent camera app on its own. GIF functionality comes through Live Shot in the app. This should work for basic GIF creation.

Footej Camera

Footej Camera was one of the first cameras to also do GIFs. It is also a very good photo application. It features manual camera controls, built-in gallery app, burst shooting mode, photo histogram, and more. There's even 4K video support on many devices (with more to come). The app can also create high quality GIFs using photos or videos you have taken. These GIFs can be shared everywhere. The app has a few issues here and there. However, the development team is usually quite communicative in fixing them.



GIF Maker – GIF Editor

GIF Maker is one of the most popular apps for creating GIFs. You can cut and crop videos in your gallery to create GIFs. It can also create them using up to 200 photos. You can also add stickers, text or edit existing GIFs. The GIFs should then work on most websites. You need to find the materials to create the GIF yourself. Otherwise, this one is very good. There are insects, however. You also need to master the learning curve.

GroupM

Some messaging apps have a built-in GIF maker. GroupMe is one of them and there are several others. They usually can't create GIFs from scratch, though. Take a GIF, add some text, and the app will do it again for you. It's a good way to lightly customize GIFs that you already like and want to use for specific purposes. However, those who want to create more complete or complex GIFs will probably have to look elsewhere. We really like how clean GroupMe's GIF customizer is, so we'd recommend it first. You can also check out this feature in your normal chat apps.

Gif Me! Room

Gif Me Camera is a photo application specially designed for creating GIFs. It captures up to 14 seconds of video. You then edit it with color filters, stickers, text, and other elements. It also supports stop motion, time lapse and other types of shots. There is support for video to GIF conversions for those with pending videos. The free version has ads. It also adds a watermark to your GIF. The pro version removes both of these things.



Giphy Cam

Giphy Cam is one of the newer apps for gif creators. It's also from Giphy, one of the undisputed champions of the GIF format. The camera records a short segment of video. You can edit this video with tons of filters, special effects, stickers, text, etc. It also has a five-shot burst mode alongside its video mode. This is probably the best GIF/camera hybrid app. It doesn't have camera functions, but it offers GIFs better than others, but with quite a wide margin. It's totally free, with no in-app purchases.

Motion Stills

Motion Stills is a GIF maker app from Google. It has two modes that you can use. The first shoots some video. You can turn it into a GIF file from there. The second mode allows you to shoot slow motion videos. You can share your images as looping GIFs or as videos. It depends on what you need. The app has some issues. It's a new app, though. These issues will likely be resolved over time. The app is free, with no ads or in-app purchases. It's hard to complain too much.


Pixel Animator

Pixel Animator is technically a pixel art app. However, you can create GIFs with your artwork. The app has a decent interface. You can go in and start drawing almost immediately. The free version of the app lets you create GIFs with up to 15 images in total. The paid version removes this restriction. Perhaps its most useful feature is the ability to port the previous frame of a GIF file to the next frame. This way, you only need to make slight changes instead of starting all over again. It's super useful for those who want to create their own unique GIFs.


PowerDirector

PowerDirector is one of many video editing applications that supports GIF format. This one happens to be better than most of the others. It is a video editing application. Thus, it will have similar functionality. However, two of the export formats include still GIFs and animated GIFs. It will definitely work better for turning a video into a shorter GIF file. The app is free to download and play with. You may need to purchase additional features through in-app purchases.

Tumblr

Believe it or not, Tumblr has a GIF creation process in its official app. It lets you add stickers, text, and other customizations if you want. It works a lot like the functionality of GroupMe. Of course, this sits on top of the app's normal function of sharing and reading content to and from other Tumblr users. It's a good tool for those who already use Tumblr. However, those who shouldn't should probably try one of the other apps on this list. As usual, the Tumblr app is free and requires no in-app purchases. The downside is that adult content and NSFW content are now prohibited in the app. You'll need to find a new GIF maker if you want to do something naughty.

Conclusion

These are the 10 best apps to create GIFs on Android. Let us know your favorite app in the comments section below. You can also click here to check out the best Android apps.


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