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TECHNOLOGY => Computing and Internet => Topic started by: TechHive on Nov 10, 2013, 11:31 AM

Title: How to edit GIFs without resorting to Photoshop
Post by: TechHive on Nov 10, 2013, 11:31 AM
  GIFs are the twitchy, loopy language of the modern (http://www.techhive.com/article/2039021/31-animated-gifs-for-when-you-graduate-college.html) memorific (http://www.techhive.com/article/2049407/imgurs-popularity-proves-people-cant-get-enough-cat-gifs.html) web (http://www.techhive.com/article/2039296/welcome-to-the-new-tumblr-cat-gifs-and-more-ads.html). Once you’ve come upon a GIF that expresses the real deep-down you—be it via a Michael Scott moment, a clip from Step Brothers, or a totes adorbes (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=totes%20adorbs) kitteh—you’ll want to share it with others!

But sometimes those little pieces of bitmapped magic need just a wee tweaking before they’re ready for primetime in an email or on Tumblr.

There are a number of programs and apps that will allow you to create your own giffy goodness (http://www.techhive.com/article/2030785/craft-your-own-animated-gifs-with-these-tools.html), but if you just need a quick easy fix for a pre-existing gif, EZgif.com (http://ezgif.com/) is a free one-stop shop. (http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2013/11/ezgifcom-100067707-large.png) (http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2013/11/ezgifcom-100067707-orig.png)EZgif’s easy web suite of editing tools. The site offers a straightforward GIF tool belt, which allows you to crop, resize, optimize, and otherwise “fix” a GIF—all without the need to purchase any software or have any graphics training.

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