How to Convert MP4 to GIF on Mac (Including macOS Sierra)

GIF, short for Graphic Interchange Format, is a bitmap image format that is popular on the Internet due to its cross-platform compatibility. Although it's an image format, it supports animations so GIF is widely used for small animations and low-resolution film clips. For example, you can use it as your Myspace default picture to amuse your friends. Most forums also support GIF as the avatar image. All in all, you can get more out of GIF especially you can convert a video to GIF, for example, MP4 to GIF.

Convert MP4 to GIF with Free Online Program on Mac

Since GIF is basically an image format, most video converters don't support converting videos in MP4 to GIF format. But it doesn't mean you cannot. There are many free online GIF converters on the Internet. Here we highly recommend which is a powerful free online file converter that allows you to convert almost any video file (including MP4) to GIF format. Below are the easy steps to show you how to make an animated GIF from .mp4 file on

Step 1. Upload MP4 file to GIF converter online.

Step 2. Choose GIF format and input email address.

Step 3. Check your email box to download GIF animation file.

In fact, you can also convert AVI to GIF, WMV to GIF, and YouTube to GIF. But keep in mind that Zamzar, as a free MP4 to GIF converter, has some limits: your video files have to be smaller than 100 MB in size, and you cannot trim the GIF animation if it's too long and thus too large. When it comes to such circumstances, you can't miss iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe, which allows you compress the video by using lower resolution or bit rate, or trim the video length. Moreover, it is a powerful video converter program. With it, you will be able to convert videos to various formats as needed.
Check here to learn how to compress MP4 files before converting to GIF >>

Step-by-step Guide to Convert MP4 to GIF File

Step 1. Upload compressed MP4 files

To begin with, you need to upload your MP4 video to the online program after compressing it. Up to 100MB is free.

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Step 2. Choose GIF as the targeted format

Here you need select "GIF" as the targeted format so as to convert MP4 files to GIF as needed.

Step 3. Provide an email address

In this step, you should enter your E-mail address as the deemed recipient of the converted file.

Step 4. Start to create GIF file from MP4

At last, you can just hit the "Convert" button to complete conversion from MP4 to GIF.

Tips: How to Compress MP4 Before Converting to GIF

Step 1. Load MP4 files

To start with, please import your MP4 video to this program with drag and drop method.

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Step 2. Set output format/device

Before editing your MP4 video, you can select the outout format or device first. This program supports to convert MP4 to various common formats, such as MOV, WMV, AVI, M4V, MPEG-2, DivX, MKV, DV, MPEG-1, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, etc. Just choose the right one according to your requirements.

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Step 3. Edit MP4

In this step, you can freely trim, crop, or add any effect so as to compress or beautify your MP4 video. Before converting MP4 to GIF, you can just select one clip from a long video.

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Step 4. Save MP4 Video

At the last step, please hit the "Convert" button to save your MP4 video to the targeted specific location. Then you can freely convert it to GIF with online converting tool.

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Sep 18,2016 14:05 pm / Posted by to Convert MP4
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