Engadget: TikTok users will soon have an easier way to add popular GIFs

Engadget: TikTok users will soon have an easier way to add popular GIFs. “TikTok users will soon have even more ways to make their videos stand out from the crowd. The service has announced the TikTok Library, which will grant creators access to more entertainment-based content. You’ll be able to find GIFs, clips from your favorite TV shows, memes and other content, which you can slot into your TikToks.”

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Free Websites to Turn Your Photos to GIFs

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Free Websites to Turn Your Photos to GIFs. “There are several useful things you can do with your photos. You can post them on popular social networks like Facebook and Instagram, or make a slideshow out of them, among others. Another cool thing you can do with your photos is to turn them into GIFs, and who doesn’t like GIFs. There are plenty of tools that you can use to turn your photos into GIFs.”

Make Tech Easier: 9 of the Best Apps and Tools to Create and Edit GIFs

Make Tech Easier: 9 of the Best Apps and Tools to Create and Edit GIFs. “GIF is an image file format that, unlike other image formats, supports animations. Basically, you can record short animations and save and share them in the GIF format. The format is now widely used for Internet jokes as well as for tutorials. We cover several apps and services that will let you create and modify GIF images on your device. Once you get them on your device, you’ll be able to create GIFs, convert videos to GIFs, turn data into GIFs, and even modify your existing GIF images.”

Mashable: How to save a GIF from Twitter

Honestly saving this one for myself, as I have a sad, sad GIF game. Mashable: How to save a GIF from Twitter. “So you saw a fun GIF on Twitter. That’s cool, good for you, seems like fun. Now you want to save it for your own personal use. That’s cool, too, but unfortunately a bit more involved than you might think. The task isn’t difficult, necessarily, but it does take a few more steps than you might’ve previously thought. But once you master the process, you can take a fun GIF from Twitter and add it to your library in no time at all.”

Hongkiat: Create GIFs Directly On Chrome with Chrome Capture

Hongkiat: Create GIFs Directly On Chrome with Chrome Capture. “Today, GIFs are commonly used for entertainment, business, and even for explaining things to people as it has a smaller file size compared to a video. GIF is also supported by all web browsers as well as instant messaging apps, so using it is really convenient Well, good thing is that there’s a Chrome plugin to create simple GIFs called Chrome Capture.”

Mashable: How to create a GIF from a TikTok video

Mashable: How to create a GIF from a TikTok video . “Gone are the days of screen recording a video on your phone and uploading it to a sketchy GIF-making website, choosing the start and end times, adjusting the frame rate, blah blah blah you know the struggle. Making GIFs can be a huge pain. GIFing on TikTok is refreshingly easy, and only takes a few taps. Here’s how to do it.”

CNET: New WWI GIFs show the poignant reality of war

CNET: New WWI GIFs show the poignant reality of war. “An extensive new collection of GIFs from the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City could expand the perception of the ubiquitous short clips. The GIFs capture daily life during the First World War, from the tragic to the lighthearted, providing a mesmerizing, easily scannable snapshot the museum hopes will help bring history to a younger, GIF-savvy generation.”

Mashable: 7 best apps for making quick GIFs on your phone

Mashable: 7 best apps for making quick GIFs on your phone. “DIY GIF-making is possible on your Android or iPhone smartphone if you have the right apps. Even some apps you probably already have downloaded include some hidden GIF features: You may not associate WhatsApp or Twitter with making your own silent short video sequences, but we’re here to fix all that.”

Mashable: How to GIF YouTube videos in 10 simple steps

Mashable: How to GIF YouTube videos in 10 simple steps. “So you’re watching a fun video on YouTube. Neat, good for you. You’ve seen a moment you really like, and you want to convert that fun little moment from YouTube into a GIF. I get it, pal, GIFs can be fun. Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know where to start. Creating an animated GIF from YouTube is easy and I’ve broken the process down into 10 very simple steps.”

The Next Web: This handy tool lets you record GIFs straight from your browser

The Next Web: This handy tool lets you record GIFs straight from your browser. “I like GIFs — perhaps to a fault. I know it’s a dying medium, but I’m still a sucker for a moving image. There’s something awfully satisfying about staring at a GIF that a JPEG can never match. The one thing I despise about GIFs, though, is how much of a hassle it is to make one. Enter GIFcap, a browser-based tool that lets you capture GIFs without the need to download or install any new software. All you need to do is load up the site, and start recording.”

The Next Web: This tool automatically removes the background from any video or GIF

I tried this and it is a wow. The Next Web: This tool automatically removes the background from any video or GIF . “It’s pretty easy to isolate a background from an image, but things get trickier when we’re dealing with video — unless you use an app that does it automatically for you. Enter Unscreen. This free tool practically lets you drop any video or GIF, and then removes the background for you, leaving only the subject in.”

How to make a GIF: A complete guide to making GIFs on iPhone, Android and PC (Tom’s Guide)

Tom’s Guide: How to make a GIF: A complete guide to making GIFs on iPhone, Android and PC . “Although most mobile operating systems and messaging services are outfitted with GIF libraries, you might be wondering how to make a GIF of your own. Whether it’s a YouTube clip or personal photos and videos you want to turn into internet art, there are a few tools at your disposal.”