gif animations

Post your cool gif animations here and please rate

Posted by BADWOLF1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Animated GIFs

My cover image is a animated GIF and it works fine on a PC.  I tried to view my instructable on an iphone and ipad.    It doesn't animate at all on the Iphone app unless I click on the image.  It comes over as a fractured picture on the Ipad app.  Has anyone else had the same issue? Here is the project.

Posted by mtairymd 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Not right GIF

You have probably all seen this before but, that's just not right... I can't stop looking at it. Not a bad loop sequence. Certainly confuses the brain.

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

cool gif image!

It's vash from the anime series Trigun :D

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Problem with putting a GIF into an Instructable.

Hello, I am wondering there is a bug ( or maybe I have just misunderstood something). I've successfully put a GIF into an Instructable before but this time I seem to be having a problem. It's a simple two frame GIF; I have just put it in,as I would a photo, but it does not animate in preview or full preview. I can't remember what I did before that may have been different. I even inserted it into one of my existing Instructable's as a test but to no avail. If I open the GIF in Safari it works. I made it in Photoshop CS3 and saved it optimised for the web but I am such a idiot-hole that there is probably something very simple that I have overlooked. Any advice ? Thank you. PS It's on  an unpublished Instructable draft page: http://

Posted by FriendOfHumanity 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how to create gif images?

Without any tools how to create Gif images.

Asked by maheshV 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Uploaded animated GIF to Instructables

I made an animated GIF size 500x528 and tried to upload it to Instructables, but it gets all screwed up upon upload. Is there a specific size I have to have it to upload? Tricks? Help!

Posted by flyingpuppy 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How to make a GIF Player

Hello everybody, I was surfing the internet and I came across this beautiful idea! There used to be a DIY tutorial on the website, but it's now gone, and I would love to make a gift looking like this to a friend, but I'm not very good in mechanics or electronics. Would any of you be able to explain me what I need to make something like this? Thanks a lot in advance!

Posted by Manuf 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

The best .gif you've ever seen?

So I was browsing stumbleupon today and came across this fantastic gif.... What's your favourite gif or the best one you've ever seen? (for anyone that needs reminding.... keep it clean, remember where you are)

Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

The President Of the United States Is a Ninja

This morning I awoke to find Our president strewn about the news in a rather comical way: He had nearly been assassinated by shoes (joke) and I took some video using the technique from my recent instructable and converted it into a gif if you are going to use this on anything please make sure I'm mentioned, it's just common courtesy XD

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Gif played after a click

Hi guys!It looks like there has been a new update on the site recently, and now we have to click on the gifs to see them.What do you think about this? Do you click on them? Or do you prefer the look at the pictures?I am wondering because I usually use a lot of gifs (sometimes 1 or more for each step), and maybe it is time to change this. So there are 3 possibilities:continue to load the gifs with the images (and click on them)replace the gifs with more images, and more detailsembed the gifs in the text, this way they automatically play once the page is open.What do you prefer?

Posted by Matlek 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago

GIF's not working on Mobile device

Hello all,I have been embedding GIF's lately into by 'ibles and have found that they work on a PC or laptop but not on a mobile device. Has anyone else had this issue? I have read that you can embed the GIF into the text of the 'ible which makes it work on mobile devises but I'm not sure how to do this.Any thoughts?

Asked by lonesoulsurfer 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Trouble uploading a GIF Image!

Well, I'm making an Instructable on Flash Animation. For the Intro, I want to put a GIF Image of an animation I made. While uploading the file, my computer froze up a couple of times. Everytime I see the Instructable, My comp freezes. The file is 1.44mb. I was wondering If its too big. And what other method can I use to show it. Perhaps a Youtube video?

Posted by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Gifs just run once

On the drafts I am writing, I have noticed that the gifs I add run just once when I click on "Full preview". This is the case for the gifs added in the "regular" photo frame, but not for the gifs embed in the text (they are run in infinite loops). And I have the same problem with the last Instructable I have published (, it looks like the gifs are played once then they stop.Is that a bug? I really like to add gifs to my articles to give a better overview of the project, but if they stop after few seconds or even less, I guess no one can see them...Thanks!

Posted by Matlek 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago

Steganography message in this gif image?

I'm working on a puzzle and there is a hidden message in this .gif.  I tried using a program called "Hide in Picture" to decode it but I haven't had any luck.  The password is Pluto.  Can anybody give me a hand? Here's the .gif:

Asked by iPodGuy 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Gif file won't play unless I click on it

I was wanting to put a gif file in my instructable, so I uploaded it, but then when I previewed my instructable it did not work unless I clicked on the image. I do not know if I am doing something incorrectly, or if now gifs do not work unless you click on the image. I don't think people will see the gif if this is true, since you have to go and click on the picture for you to actually see the gif play. Does anyone know what is wrong?

Posted by Jessie Marie 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Animated GIFs only play if they're embedded in text

MacOS 10.12 Chrome 60.0.3112.113 (Official Build) (64-bit) If the GIF is embedded in the text of the step, it works fine. Examples: IOT Made Simple: Playing With the ESP32 on Arduino IDE (step 4 onward), Split Flap Display (intro and step 5) If the GIF is put in the image section of the step, though, it doesn't play and just looks like a still image. Examples: PIDDYBOT - DIY Arduino Balancing Robot (every step except 1), Making a Gif From Photos (intro and step 1) (Also, GIFs in Design Challenge entries' image sections seem to work fine. Example: Lab Centrifuge Fidget Spinner (second image)) I first tried opening the images in the lightbox, and also opening them in new tabs via the context menu—neither helped; the images were still static. I tried clearing the cache, because I found that suggested elsewhere for GIFs not playing in Chrome, and that did help, but only very slightly. Upon refreshing the page after clearing the cache (or upon shift-refreshing the page to bypass the cache), the GIF will play for less than a second and then reload and become a static image again. I also tried Incognito mode, with all extensions disabled, with exactly the same behavior (playing briefly only when loaded without the cache). I also downloaded one of the non-playing GIFs (from the image section of a step) and one of the working ones (embedded in the text) to my computer and opened them in Preview. The sidebar showed only one frame for the non-working one (and looked just as if I had opened a static JPEG image) and all of the frames for the working one. A screenshot of this is attached. This seems to me to indicate that the server is not sending the proper file (or is sending the proper file and then sending a bad file to replace it) when the image is in the image section. Steps to reproduce: I have no idea. AFAIK all I did was load the page and it was broken.

Posted by PointyOintment 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Breaking News: Gifs work in the NEWSLETTER!

Did you know that gifs work in our newsletter?  They do!  As long as they are the correct size which is 240 pixels wide by 200 pixels tall.  So if you like to make gifs for your projects, why not make a 240 by 200 one while you are at it!  If you want to see, just check out the Magnetic Tea Towels by mikeasaurus in the old Thursday January 30th newsletter.  If you save every one like I do :)

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Would an animated avatar be annoying?

I was considering using an animated gif from one of my Instructables as an avatar but then thought it might be annoying.  What do you guys think?  Is there a policy on the avatars?  Gif below.  Feel free to tell me that people who use animated avatars should go drink castor oil. ;)

Posted by Deeg 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Trouble with the .gif files

When you are typing up comments and such, you cannot view the gifs, so i typed a comment, and my display picure is a gif, people cannot see it move. Is it my problem or...? Tell me if you can see this animating gif and in the comment I posted!

Posted by knex_mepalm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Having trouble adding a gif to my instructables.

I am using Enternet Exployer. I have  read the instructable on how to use the new program and tried every tip to load a gif animation with no success. I can't use the other browsers at this time. I am trying to load a Picasion creation. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. sunshine

Posted by sunshiine 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how can you make your profile picture a gif?

 I notice that on some profile pictures, i'm not sure on instructables, but on kongregate, peoples profile pictures are gifs. i was wondering exactly how you could do this, and if you could do it on facebook , or instructables, or something else.

Asked by the poodleo 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Using Gif on Burning Questions Contest

I am trying to submit my entry to the Burning Questions Contest and according to the contest's description, I should be able to use a .gif and that's good because that's all I have! But, I have tried adding the .gif directly to my post and using every single one of the "supported" websites for embedding but the Instructables website will not allow me to continue with an uploaded .gif and none of the supported embedding websites will allow me to upload a .gif as a video file either so I'm pretty much stuck. The contest description is misleading... Is there anything I can do?

Posted by MossdaleMakerspace 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Tumblr: Hit 30,000 Followers!

Tumblr Gif for everyone!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Share Your Animations

I've been using Corel R.A.V.E for simple animations. I am an amateur at it, but I got simple creations out of it. But I wonder if there are other types of animation creators out there. I would like to see from the Instructables community some animations they made too. Post them here for everyone to see!

Posted by username252 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I use an animated gif or looping video for my instructable's cover image?

I'd love it if I could use an animated gif for the cover image of my instructable... I can indeed upload an animated gif but it does not retain the animation.

Asked by TeamJaeger 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

what is error 504??

When i upload an .gif image, it gives error 504. what is it?? doesn't gif image upload??

Posted by creativegirlz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Check out what I made! (gif)

About 14 hours in windows movie maker, and gimp. I made it for a booking agency some friends and I run. 1000 points to whoever can name the movie.

Posted by TheCheese9921 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I make a GIF (moving picture) without downloading anything?

I have Windows Media Player and Zoom Player.

Asked by Landon531 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Robot having trouble resizing gifs?

I just noticed that the title gif for AndyGadget's Piecax the poltergeist has lost quality when resized by Robot. The large and medium ones which haven't been resized appear fine but the small and thumb ones have been degraded. I wonder if this is an issue for all gifs? I wouldn't know where to look for others, this one in my CD ible doesn't seem affected but it's just black and white unlike Andy's image which is more complicated. But then... I uploaded this one and it and it has the same problem. Where robot hasn't had to reduce the size it's fine, but when it resizes (small and thumb) some errors are introduced. (reported from test account so as not to spam subscribers)

Posted by Jayefuu_test 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'm about to attempt to make one of these!giphoscope/c1t44 . basically a hand cranked gif. i'm 3d printing most of it (because why not?). i'm fairly certain i've figured most of it out. the only thing i'm lacking is the actual GIF part. in my brain, for this to work, it seems to that the images of the gif in question would have to be somewhat modified to get the frames correctly on the thing.  my assumption is that since they're folding the image across a bar/pin then the bottom half of each card would actually need to be the bottom half of the next frame? this is exceptionally close to breaking my brain. if anyone can take a look at the images/gifs of thier thing in action and let me know what you think

Posted by crapflinger 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Image Problems

Hey everyone, I just joined today. I was working on my first instructable, I tried to uplad an animated gif I made showing what it does. Well the gif is bugging out, and I can't figure out how to delete it from my library. So two questions: 1. Can animated gif's be uploaded somehow that won't mess them up? 2. How can I delete things from my library? PS: Is this the right place to post this?

Posted by zuixro 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Image Problems

Hey everyone, I just joined today. I was working on my first instructable, I tried to uplad an animated gif I made showing what it does. Well the gif is bugging out, and I can't figure out how to delete it from my library. So two questions: 1. Can animated gif's be uploaded somehow that won't mess them up? 2. How can I delete things from my library? PS: Is this the right place to post this?

Posted by oshihari 9 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago

What can I do with this digital picture frame? Answered

I have a digital picture frame keychain thing that was given to me a while back, and while it was in the original packaging(basically just a tiny box) it didnt come with a driver cd, and it doesnt seem to actually have a brand, therefor I cant find drivers anywhere for it. I've even let windows check online for a driver, but to no avail. so basically, as a picture frame, its useless. So I'm looking for something cool to do to it. I have included 4 pictures of it, and can upload photos of the circuits and such if needed. Thanks!!!!

Asked by thealeks 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Need help changing image file types from .psd to .gif (!!!HELP~NOW~PLEASE!!!)

I'm sitting here at school trying to make a .gif image (for a website project) out of many still shots that i have made w/ Adobe PS (7, i think) and i have 80 or so stills and i don't want to go into them one at a time changing them to .gif 's. So if n e one knows about some command through Adobe PS or some program please let me know now!!! Thankx

Posted by StamfordRebel 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Hypnotic ...

You're loading up a bunch of images into your library ... that waiting thing appears ... you stare at the middle of the gif thing ... it goes round ... and round ... and suddenly it gains a lit-up section!

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

is it too early to think about christmas baked gifts? I think not! Favorites????

Chistmas makables that are cost effective tast great and package well.

Asked by HoustonDIY 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I want to make this project with aurdiuno. I JUST CİRCUIT SOFTWARE plss...;=output_ggb0k5.gif

Posted by Shyven 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Is it possible to make a boxman costume like in the link below?


Asked by wailenhalen18 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What wrong with this Circuit ?

I am trying to build this circuits, But its not working. could some one tell me whats wrong with this circuits?

Asked by EZELab 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

AdblockPlus help- selective whitelisting?

I have a request that might sound a little strange. Does anyone know if it is possible (and if so, how) to set a blacklist within a whitelist on ABP? Context- I have whitelisted Instructables on adblock because the ad impressions I get help fund the site, but those bouncing flashing multi-coloured seizure inducing "You are the 999,999th visitor congratulations you WON!" adverts drive me to the brink of insanity. Can I, say, whitelist "all adverts on Instructables except GIFs"? Or have a blocking filter for "*.gif" that takes precedence over the whitelist?

Posted by PKM 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

PLease help me find an animation or sound for my project!

OKoKoKOK.....I have a project due friday about volcanos. I'm doing the report on Mt. Vesuvius.I'm gonna make a powerpoint presentation and I'm looking for animations of GIFs about volcanoes. I found some, but they're either really slow or explainatory. I just want some big explosions. I got nowhere else to go, so i was wondering if someone knows a good website to find VOlcanic eruption animations of GIFs. SOunds would be very helpful too.pwease help

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Schematic Symbol

In this schematic, At the top middle there is a symbol "ODD" that is enclosed in a circle. Can anyone tell me what that is? Im assuming it is the audio jack, but i may be wrong, Thanks

Posted by Grizzly_Bear 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

An interesting clock

Hello! I need a scheme for a fading clock. Please, has any body made something like this?  The idea - based on the fadenes on each number you can tell what time is it.  The GIF is very basic.

Posted by Thevilcins 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Demented Robot

I'm sorry to whoever took it, but when I saw this picture...I just laughed. The robot looks a wee bit demented in this photo: he's mad he isn't getting royalties?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

The Derinsleep ASCII Signature Orders

As you know,n8man makes signatures that are unique. I also began making signatures from ASCII letters. Ask me to have them made.I can also provide them in .jpg or animated .gif form.

Posted by Derin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Cycling Desktop Backgrounds

I would like to be able to have an automatically cycling desktop background, like the option on Mac OS X. I'm running Windows XP. Are there any utilities or something available to do this? No, I don't want to create a GIF file of the different wallpapers, that would be enormous.

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Call for videos!

Aka How to receive feedback, get featured, and be awarded internet fame + more!I know it's been a minute since I've put a post like this in the forums, so allow me to (re?)introduce myself.Hai!I'm audreyObscura. I love making stuff, playing with cameras, petting dogs, and eating pizza. I've worked here at Instructables since 2012 doing a little bit of everything, and I solemnly swear that the best thing about working here is getting to learn something new every day from amazing community members like YOU!These days, a good chunk of my time is spent queuing our posts on social media platforms and boosting Instructables authors that use Twitter and Facebook to share their projects. (And finding the perfect gif to reply to Twitter threads, I'm very good at it - try me.)I'd love to start featuring more videos and gifs on our channels, but need a little help from the community. We are looking for media to help give YOUR INSTRUCTABLES a boost on our social media feed! What we'd like to receive:Great, high quality, short-form videos (under 1 minute) GIFs! Under 3MB preferred (bonus points for perfect loops)Examples: What we don't want to receive: YouTube URLsProjects hosted outside of What you'll get out of it:Momentary internet fame and all the warm and fuzzies that come along with community recognition!An Instructables Author Thank You pack in the mail which includes our super sweet Robot Stickers, an idea notebook, pencils, and a super fun enamel pin!Feedback! We want to work with you and coach you through making great feature-worthy content. If you share something that isn't quite up to our snuff to post to our channels, have no fear, we'll still send you a little gift AND let you know HOW you can improve your content!If you go above and beyond, maybe we'll send you something extra too, so impress us! Send your vids to this email address!Have you already posted an Instructable with a great demo video or explainer gif? Drop us a link in the comment section below and we'll review your project to see if it's a good fit for our social media feed!Lastly, I wanted to leave this post with some inspiration and some skill building tips to get started. Hope these help: How to make a gif How to turn movie clip into a gifPlease comment below with any questions you may have, and I can't wait to see what you share.Thanks!-Audrey

Posted by audreyobscura 2 months ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago