3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2008 7:05 PM by Maciej Samsel
dnorth12 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Is there any mac based apps that will convert a .mov file to a .gif file?

I want to create a movie in a format that flickr will accept and that I can use for my signature at various websites.

Thanks for any help.

iMac 2.8, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 4g memory
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9 (51,475 points)
    QuickTime Pro can export all of the images used in a "movie" to image formats.
    It can also export any single "frame" to various image formats.
    Should be in every Mac users arsenal of "let's see if GraphicConverter can do it" tools. I've been using it for over ten years and the software just keeps getting better with each release.
    Copy paste the badly formed link above.
  • dnorth12 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thank you ever so much. That is the answer. I had looked at that on the website previously but not understanding the process enough my eyes glazed over.

    Your post forced me to take a closer look and I downloaded a trial version. After working with it for about 30 minutes I figured out that I can do everything I need to do straight from a jpeg to the animated gif in about 5 minutes.

    I had originally created a slide show movie using QT and wanted to convert that to the gif. Now I don't need QT in the process. Just spent $30 on the pro upgrade for this purpose, oh well.

    Thanks again,

  • Maciej Samsel Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Graphic Converter can do this - Quicktime Pro CANNOT. The nearest export of movie to widely supported Web graphic animated formats is PNG (APNG to be more precise), but not animated GIF. Check the export function in your Quicktime Pro to see the list of formats inside "Movie to Image Sequence" - there is no GIF. I also have license for QT Pro and experiment with it quite a bit so I was interested in GIF as still more popular than APNG. I think I will have to buy Graphic Converter or find a PNG to GIF converter and use more steps to achieve the goal.