Make a GIF (and Put It in Your Instructable, Optional)

Introduction: Make a GIF (and Put It in Your Instructable, Optional)

In this Instructable I will be showing you how to make a GIF or an animated short made of pictures. I will also be showing you how to put the GIF into your Instructable. Please leave a comment and subscribe !!!

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Step 1: Materials

1. iPhone

2. Ear buds

3. Some kind of camera mount (improvised or not)

4. 5SecondsApp


First what you want to do is figure out what you want to make a gif for. After you have done that put your ear buds into your iPhone. I used a stand that holds my sheet music for my guitar and it worked perfectly well. Go to your standard camera app on your phone and select square. Now set your iPhone on your camera mount. Now this is where your ear buds come in. When you have your camera app open and you press the volume button on your ear buds it instantly takes a picture. Set up your first frame and take a picture, set up your second picture, etc. Once you have taken as many pictures as you need. Go to the 5SecondsApp which you can get for free and click on the saved tab, then click the addition icon in the left hand corner.

Step 3: Creating

At the bottom of the screen you will see a sort of window pop up, press Photos From Library. Click the album that you want to take your pictures from and click on them, they will be highlighted a light white and will have a blue check mark, that will tell you that the picture has been selected. Now you can edit the GIF and then click done or cancel if you did not edit it. Click on your GIF in your saved section and there will be a small box with an arrow in the bottom right corner of your screen. Click on it and click Photo Album (GIF) which will save it to your camera roll. And you will get a notification at the bottom of the screen which will tell you that it has been saved.

Step 4: Adding to Instructable

If you want to add it to your Instructable, then click the Click To Add Images box and add in the GIF from your camera roll. Add into your intro or wherever. Congratulations you have just made a GIF AND added it to your Instructable!!! Please leave a comment and subscribe that lets me now that you enjoy what I am creating and want me to create more !!!

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    4 years ago

    Thanks, great info for simple GIF maker from photos. I prefer advanced gif maker for it's freedom to use lot's of input like text, photos, videos, webcam, svg shapes with background color, gradient or even images. If you wanna try it, here it is Make A GIF

    Street-Wise Irish
    Street-Wise Irish

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you for the information MissaS! I will definitely check it out