How to Upload a GIF to Your Medium Publications
What is GIF?
GIF is an image format and it stands for “Graphics interchange format” which is pronounced as ‘jif’. It is a short animated picture having no sound.
GIF vs VIDEOS
- GIF does not support sound.
- Video supports sound.
GIF vs JPEG
- GIF supports animation.
- JPEG does not support animation.
In this article, you will find a way how to upload GIF from PC to your Medium publications either it is your own created GIF or downloaded GIF. We will look upon the two scenarios one by one.
Upload your own created GIF
Step1. Create your GIF by Screen recording:
Screen recording is a feature used to record screens for demonstration purposes. For Mac, QuickTime player provides great features for screen recording. You can also select the area of the screen you want to record. And for Windows, you can use any built-in or free player for recording.
Step2. Convert .mov to GIF:
Now, convert the file that you obtained from screen recording to GIF format using one of the following free online tools:
Both tools provide file conversion of feature.
Step3. Upload GIF:
Lastly, you have a GIF file downloaded from the converter. Its time to upload it on Medium.
Upload downloaded GIF
1. Download GIF:
If you find a GIF from https://gfycat.com/,download it from there. You have a GIF in .mp4 format so for conversion you can do the above-mentioned 2 and 3 steps and then upload it on your medium article.
If you love animations and want to use in your medium publications then this article is for you 👍🏻.