Create GIFs from videos on Linux

Create an animated GIF from a video on Linux it is an extremely simple task. To do this we need two very popular tools in the Linux world: GIMP and OpenShot.

We will start by installing both programs if we do not already have them installed on our computer. Both applications are in the official Ubuntu and family repositories, so just open a console and type the command:

sudo apt-get install gimp openshot

Or go to your favorite package manager and install it manually.

To create our GIF we first open a OpenShot the video from which we are going to extract it. We select the piece we want, cut and we export as a succession of images.

Create GIFs on Linux

We now open the file created in OpenShot with GIMP. Be sure to open it as layers; that’s why he sees a file and then to the option It opens as layers.

Create GIFs on Linux

Once opened, just save the file in GIF format (File → Save As).

Create GIFs on Linux

We select the option of Save animation.

Create GIFs on Linux

In the last step select the options of your preference. If you are unsure you can leave everything with its default values.

Create GIFs on Linux

Ready, you can share your GIF with the world. It should be noted that, like everything in Linux, this is just one way to create Animated GIFs from videos. We will then address other methods.

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