GIF Converter

Convert your files from and to GIF, for free.

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How to Use This GIF Converter?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button and select the files you want to convert.
  2. Choose an output format from the "Convert To" dropdown
  3. Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion.

Convert Any File

FreeConvert supports 500+ file formats. Simply upload your files and convert them to GIF. Alternatively, you can upload GIF files and convert them to a different format. All from the convenience of one tool!

Best Quality

We use both open source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional, look for the icon).

Free & Secure

Our GIF converter is free and works on any web browser. We guarantee file security and privacy. Files are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and automatically deleted after 2 hours.

What is a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file?

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a type of bitmap file format that relies on pixels to form simple images using the RGB color model. Unlike the uncompressed BMP file format, GIF uses lossless compression and supports animation without audio. The most common use of GIF is in animated form as advertisements, emotion-based replies on social media, and memes, which often go viral on the Internet. 

How to open a GIF file?

Almost all web browsers support GIF, which gives it a distinct advantage over other image formats, such as PNG. Furthermore, GIF opens on Apple’s mobile devices, including iPhone and iPad, which makes it more popular than Adobe Flash.


GIFs open easily on almost all image-viewer applications, web browsers, and operating systems. To open a GIF for the purposes of editing it, use an application such as Adobe Photoshop. On Windows, open GIFs with Microsoft Photos, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Roxio Creator NXT Pro, and others. On macOS, use Adobe image viewers and editors, including Adobe Illustrator.


Developed by: CompuServe, Inc.

Initial Release: 15 June 1987

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF


Convert GIF to other file types

FreeConvert.com can convert your GIF files to these other formats: