GIF IT UP 2015
Places to find reusable content
We’ve put together a handy guide with all sort of links that you can use to find open material for your entry. Visit our Select Collections Available for Reuse page to find easy-to-read explanations for some of the most common open licenses in online collections, as well as a slew of links to openly reusable digital collections from DPLA, DigitalNZ, Europeana, and Trove. Get exploring!
How to make a simple animated GIF with free software
Learn how to make a simple animated GIF using a still image and free in-browser tools in a few easy-to-understand steps.
How to make an animated GIF from a stereograph
Learn how to make a simple stereoscopic GIF using a still image and free in-browser tools in a few easy-to-understand steps.
How to make an animated GIF using GIMP software
GIMP (GNU Manipulation Program) is an image and graphics editor, and it is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
How to make an animated GIF using Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is a proprietary graphic editing software by Adobe Systems. If you have Photoshop, learn how to make an animated GIF in a few straightforward steps, compliments of Public Domain GIFs.
How to make an animated GIF in Processing
Processing is an open source programming language and development environment based on Java. Learn more about the different ways to work with animated GIFs in Processing using this guide, compliments of Public Domain GIFs.
GIF tips, tricks, and tools
- The complete guide to making animated GIFs
- FreeGIFmaker.me (free)
- GIFmaker tool (free)
- GIF brewery tool (Mac OSX, $5)
- Best apps for animated GIFs
- How to make an animated GIF using GIMP
- Jiffy Google Chrome Browser extension
- MakeaGIF.com (free)
- ImgFlip.com (free with watermark)
- VideotoGIF with Imgur (free)
- How to make an animated GIF with GIMP screencast
- Check out all the amazing entries from GIF IT UP 2014
- Public Domain Review’s GIF selection
- DPLA’s Summer of Archives series with Imgur (here, here, and here)
- The work of Okkult Motion Pictures who regularly use public domain video from the Internet Archive to make awesome GIFs
- Public Domain GIFs Tumblr
- Kevin Weir’s ghostly GIFs from historical photographs