Giflr is a web app for making (or remaking) animated GIF's from your webcam, still images or other animated GIF's in a sexy, swift and straightforward fashion. You can draw or add text, edit the size, speed and playback direction, move, scale and rotate stuff – all the while previewing the result, not having to guess the result of what you're doing.
Once you're GIF's been cooked, you'll get a URL where you can look at it. And by using that URL, others can look at it too! Giflr even lets you pin your GIF on Pinterest straight away.
As icing on the cake, Giflr is also available as a Chrome web app. You should definitely install it, that icon looks like no other on your desktop or new tab page!
Tips & tricks
Giflr packs a punch, and there are a few tips and tricks that are nice to know about. Here are a few:
There are keyboard shortcuts you can use to speed up your editing (if your device has a keyboard). Here's the list.
You can make an individual frame display for a longer time than the others by changing the number in the top right hand corner of the GIF preview. That's a multiplier, so if you set it to 2, that frame will display for twice as long as the others.
You can set frame ranges for multiple objects at once– so if you've painted yourself a nice smiley, you can shift click on all your strokes and then set the frame range for all of them. Easy peasy.
Set the frame range to just the current frame by typing "this" into the frame range input field, the word will transform into the number of the current frame.
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The loading GIF's are old school animations by Chuck Poynter. After retirement, he went on to pursuing his interests in computer programming and computer graphics. His hobbies bore plenty of fruit, and he left a legacy of animated GIF's that oozes warm and lovely 1990's internet culture!