Get to Know the Photobucket GIF Maker

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Feature Updates, Gifs, Tutorials | 73 Comments

It’s now easier than ever to create your own animated GIFs directly from your iPhone or Android device. This overview is intended to get you up to looped in on how to use the Photobucket Gif Maker, available on Android and iOS.

Have questions? Hit us up in the comments section and we’ll answer your GIF related questions.

Tap on the menu button and select GIF Maker, or tap on the + button on the Home Screen.

Make your GIF

Shoot a video or several single frames to make a GIF.

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Tap the shutter button in Video or Single frame mode.

Grab up to 60 images from your Camera Roll or Photobucket account. Just tap on the thumbnail button in the lower left corner.

Tap on Next.

Edit your GIF

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You can change the speed of the GIF, and change whether it loops forward, in reverse, or Yoyo.

Remove single frames by tapping on the image and then on the x. Tap Save and you’re done! The GIF will begin uploading and you’ll be able to share it for everyone to see!

GIF Upload Settings

After you create your first GIF, you’ll be asked to save your GIF Upload Settings. All created GIFs will be saved in an album titled “Your GIFs”.

In your GIF Upload Settings, you can choose to make your GIF album private or public, and whether to share your GIFs with Photobucket with the #pbGIFs hashtag.

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73 Comments

  1. dale terry
    June 14, 2014

    Looking forward to hsving some fun wih it

    Reply
  2. Chris
    June 14, 2014

    I’m definitely going to be trying this out for some of my marketing pictures. On the strictly entertainment side my niece is going to love this.

    Reply
  3. Cathie Mckenzie
    June 18, 2014

    I’ll sure give it a whirl on my Kindle, but I’dpresfer it on the web…just sayin
    Cathie

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    • gary popkin
      June 27, 2014

      Thank you for pointing out that you are just sayin that you would presfer it on the web. If you hadn’t pointed out that you were just sayin that you would presfer it on the web, I wouldn’t have known it.

      Reply
      • Jenny
        June 28, 2014

        Gary Popkin. What you wrote made me guffaw at a audible level, just sayin ;-)

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      • Joe
        July 8, 2014

        I too am so tired of that perky snide remark-just saying

        Reply
  4. Soren Alenko
    June 20, 2014

    So, why can’t I use this on my account while on the computer?

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      June 23, 2014

      Hello Soren,

      The GIF Maker is currently only available on iOS and Android devices. At this time we do not have plans to create a web version. However, if there is a high level of interest, we will definitely look into it!

      Reply
      • Nix
        June 27, 2014

        Seriously. Webcam pics are way better and there’s no arm holding it there, like the whole thing is just way less awkward. “Yes please” to this.

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        • Jeff
          July 13, 2014

          I agree…..want it on the web please!

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      • Pedro
        June 27, 2014

        I’m sure there are a great number of people that would love this on the PC!

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      • Mememe
        June 28, 2014

        Yes, please do an online version of this!

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      • Phil
        July 2, 2014

        Sharing, High level of interest. But if not, thanks anyway. Live to play.

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      • Ann Thayer
        July 5, 2014

        A web version would be very useful!

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      • Shepsno1
        July 6, 2014

        Yes, for PC please

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  5. SHELBY
    June 25, 2014

    I would also like 2 make GIFs on my PC! I hope u get enough requests 4 a desktop version of GIF Maker 2 convince u 2 make one… I can see just from the comments above, that it’d be as popular w us PC users as well as iPhone/ iPad-ers! :D

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  6. Kenny
    June 27, 2014

    How and when can I get this…..sound great

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      June 30, 2014

      Hello Kenny,

      The GIF Maker is now available on iPhone and Android.

      Reply
  7. David Jones
    June 27, 2014

    Why don’t you have any WP8 apps?

    Reply
  8. TC
    June 27, 2014

    Does the GIF maker work from my computer–I have no mobile phone?

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  9. Rev. Bill Wilson
    June 27, 2014

    Please do a version for the home computer
    Some of cannot afford those expensive little pieces of Technology
    How many times can I vote ????

    Reply
  10. dipsofjazz
    June 27, 2014

    I would also like this for using on my pc.

    Reply
  11. lighto
    June 27, 2014

    Looking forward to this. Hows the image quality for the gif? I hope its in best quality because what troublesome from gif maker usually is the final quality of its result.

    Reply
  12. Mark
    June 27, 2014

    I echo the comments above RE: a version for PC, it would be a most welcome and useful addition.

    Reply
  13. misime
    June 27, 2014

    PC please – I’m one of those who have neither iPhone nor iPad

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  14. Larry
    June 27, 2014

    Not being a mobile phone user.I too await this for my PC, to give it a go,
    As I already have a GIF animator I can open GIFs and see the frame delay, so …
    WHEN are we going to get an industry standard for GIF speeds ?
    I ask because with many GIFs, the SAME GIF runs fast on one application, slow on another and inbetween on another !!!

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  15. Frank
    June 27, 2014

    Sorry, but the app seems to be real buggie. Right now it’s stuck in a cycle “Creating Animated GIF”… and won’t stop.

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  16. val
    June 28, 2014

    so, What actually us a GIF? Some of us have no idea. Thanks.

    Reply
  17. Paul
    June 28, 2014

    PC version would be of more interest to me as well.

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  18. Windle
    June 28, 2014

    AAAaaaaargh…. love the app, but there isn’t one for my Windows Phone platform.

    :o(

    Reply
  19. Paul
    June 28, 2014

    Yes a PC version makes a lot of sense – you can grab a whole lot of images way easier than on any phone and see them better :) PC version please!

    Reply
  20. Bill
    June 28, 2014

    All my photos live on my desktop, so I’d rather make a GIF there than on a phone. Application for desktop, please!

    Reply
  21. Cher2go
    June 28, 2014

    Can’t wait, I love fun stuff!

    Reply
  22. Biblins
    June 28, 2014

    So no App for Windows Phone then?

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  23. ADRIAN
    June 28, 2014

    WHY THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE OR W_A_N_T —-AN— IPHONE/IPAD AND THE MONTHLY BILL FOR IT?

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    • gina
      June 30, 2014

      I always liked photobucket, but it’s not fair that it only works on
      two cell phones. I’m not buying one just so I can make animated
      gifs. so not fair. I am sick of business’s that force you to do something
      or you can’t do anything. I don’t like being pushed into a corner, I fight back.
      toodles….

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      • shane
        July 6, 2014

        Way-ta-go!

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    • Nico
      July 5, 2014

      I don’t get it. You complain that there is a product for a platform that you do not have. Do you also go into greengrocers complaining that they sell bananas, which you don’t like? Or do you write to your local railways complaining about delays of trains that you don’t take?
      Do you have any idea how pedantic that is?
      And in case not, V_E_R_Y Pedantic indeed.

      Reply
    • 'Ted' Johnson
      July 6, 2014

      Totally agree. I have a phone on which I make, amazingly, ‘phone calls. All the other ‘gubbins’ are neither asked for nor required!

      Reply
  24. gluca
    June 28, 2014

    is it not available in int’l app store?

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  25. don
    June 28, 2014

    OK, dumb arse me needs to know what a GIF is, what does it do, why would I want to do whatever it does? Maybe I missed something.

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    • Sara
      July 2, 2014

      Hello don,
      A GIF, to put it simply, is a live photo. I’m not sure what “GIF” stands for but I have another app that came with my phone that automatically makes a GIF if my camera is set to “Burst Shot”, which means if I long press the “Snap Photo” button it will take 10 fps (frames per second) for example. It’s pretty cool, but it won’t let me share it so I’m happy that PHOTOBUCKET has added this!
      *eg; My cat makes the cutest, funny faces after she eats, when she licks her lips and then yawns, but in order to catch it in a photo I had to take a burst shot. I got a lot of funny still pics but when I saw it in motion, as a GIF, it was hilarious to watch!
      I’m sorry I couldn’t explain it better, or shorter, but I hope this helps some. Give it a try! Whether you shoot animals, people, the weather or whatever it is that you want to capture, it will make your photo’s come alive. Hope you try it and enjoy it. Happy shooting =)

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      • Mary
        July 6, 2014

        Sara – Nicely explained!

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  26. aussiefox
    June 28, 2014

    PC Please !

    Reply
  27. Dee
    June 28, 2014

    Would love to see this on the PC.

    Reply
  28. Viviana
    June 28, 2014

    Would LOVE this on PC please!!!

    Reply
  29. Laila Kokkala
    June 29, 2014

    I would like to do this on my computer with existing and/or new photos. I do not have an Iphone, cellphone or android. Can it be done?

    Reply
  30. Tony
    June 29, 2014

    Why would I want to do this on my phone?

    Reply
  31. Gale Ghostrider
    June 29, 2014

    As hard as it is to believe these days, not all the population have smart phones! Of course not everyone has a PC either, although a good majority do and this would get a lot more exposure and/or use with a PC version. I believe you’d find it end up being a lot more popular then a IOS program.

    Reply
  32. Perry
    June 29, 2014

    If you have the software for iOS and Android, I would MUCH rather have it on my MacBook Pro. It just more useful there.

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  33. Larry
    June 30, 2014

    For the benefit of those asking what a GIF is :

    It is a series of photos that are run sequentially, like a film.

    The definition of GIF I have seen is Graphical Interface File.

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  34. Sara
    July 2, 2014

    I’m so happy to finally have a way to make GIF’s and share them! Luckily I have an android, but for all the people that either don’t have a phone to do this or don’t have the kind of phone they need, especially in this economy, PLEASE MAKE THIS PC COMPATIBLE! I think everyone should have access to this awesomeness and that we should be able to use it wherever we can. I’m going to try it out now, I hope it’s easy to do. Thank You Photobucket!

    Reply
  35. Sam
    July 2, 2014

    Does the app require the gifs to be uploaded to photobucket, or can we save them locally on the phone too?

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    • Cameron Bradley
      July 2, 2014

      The app will automatically save them to your device as well.

      Reply
  36. Valerie poole
    July 2, 2014

    What exactly is a Gif? OK for you youngins but us seniors or late bloomers don’t get what your putting out here.
    Would love to know please in user friendly language please.
    Valerie

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  37. L Horton
    July 4, 2014

    I’d definitely try this out if it were available for a laptop but it’s too fiddly to do on a phone or tablet and anyway all my pics and graphics are stored on my laptop.

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  38. NicoZ58
    July 5, 2014

    Looks like good fun, but …. One thing to consider: Whatever you upload, you loose. So that killer picture, or GIF, you made becomes free for all to grab and use (and make money with). Check privacy policy [quote] Public Postings. Photographs and videos which you submit for use on public areas on Photobucket are considered public information and may be copied or further distributed by others in accordance with the Terms of Use. [unquote]. Not an issue for the happy holiday snapper, but something to think about for the more serious photographer.

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  39. margarita marie
    July 5, 2014

    Quick question: does it take up a lot of memory space on my Android phone in order to use this App?

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  40. Daniel Woodward
    July 5, 2014

    I would also love to have a PC Version of this app. I type much to slowly on the Smartphone. Also, the Smart Phone is making me stupid. I don’t remember anybody’s phone number anymore. ;0)

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  41. Peg
    July 5, 2014

    I would prefer the gif maker on my PC also.

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  42. greg gellman
    July 6, 2014

    this the king of Bakersfield, ca. and i command you to prepare a pc version immediately and have one of your flunkies to send me the link. reward with compliance.

    Reply
  43. Carol Frisch
    July 6, 2014

    I too would like a GIF maker for my pc since I am not very good with my mobile phone.

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  44. Taina
    July 6, 2014

    Yes one for the PC too! Thanks.

    Reply
  45. Margo
    July 7, 2014

    My android memory is nearly full. I’m assuming it takes quite a bit of memory usage to run the app. I’d prefer something I can use on my MacBook Pro as well. When people say PC, I hope they are referring to a CROSS-PLATFORM program that is not solely Windows based. I vote for a cross-platform computer app that can be shared.

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  46. Tony
    July 7, 2014

    A lot of good making gifs does if they don’t play within the app…I have a ton of gifs in my library, but they don’t play on my tablet application…am I not seeing the “play” button?

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  47. Coniferian
    July 7, 2014

    I had an animated GIF maker program on my PC 20 years ago, but didn’t transfer it to subsequent computers. It’s been around quite awhile. Maybe Photobucket can license the old software, it was a small program for a much earlier version of Windows.

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  48. David Farrar
    July 8, 2014

    Can I do this on my Dell, Window 7?

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      July 9, 2014

      Hello David,

      The GIF Maker is currently only available on Android and iPhone devices.

      Reply
  49. Alan
    July 10, 2014

    What if you have only a desktop computer ?

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  50. Debby
    July 15, 2014

    Anyone remember MySpace? GIF was so cool for that. Sure would be fun for the smart phone and FB too!

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    • Debby
      July 15, 2014

      Almost forgot Pinterest! How fun that would be!

      Reply
      • Hannah Moorhead
        July 15, 2014

        Hello Debby,

        Pinterest supports GIFs! You can make and post your own as pins. Facebook, unfortunately, does not yet.

        Reply

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