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How to Add a Frame to a GIF

Posted on: Aug. 23, 2021
Summary
This post will show you four methods of adding a frame to a GIF. These four GIF editors are free and easy to use. No software download is necessary.

GIFs have gained a large amount of popularity among people since it was released in 1987, which can be attributed to its wide support between operating systems and applications. Nowadays, reaction GIFs are widely used by individuals to convey their emotions or feelings. In an attempt to change the GIF’s aspect ratio, some people tend to add frames to them.

But do you know how to add a frame to a GIF easily? Numerous GIF editors help you add frames to GIF with great ease. Here are 4 of the best tools you can use and the detailed steps to use them. Check them out!

Also Read:How to Make a GIF? - The Ultimate Guide to GIF

1. How to Add a Frame to a GIF: FlexClip

FlexClip, an easy-to-use online GIF maker, enables you to add still or animated frame to GIFs. It is free to use and allows you to export a GIF without a watermark. Additionally, the versatile editing tools make it possible for you to flip, crop and resize the GIF to make it more stylish. If you want to make the GIF funnier, you can add text animation, filter, sticker to it. Check the guide below and get started now.

Step 1
Upload your GIF files
How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 1

How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 1

Step 2
 Option 1: Change the background color. If you want to add a frame with solid color, you can use the existing background.
How to Add a Solid Color Frame to a GIF - Step 2 - Step 2

How to Add a Solid Color Frame to a GIF - Step 2

Option 2: Choose a video from the stock media as a background. Go to the "Stock Media" and search for "frame."

How to Add an Animated Frame to a GIF - Step 2

How to Add an Animated Frame to a GIF - Step 2

Step 3
Add the frame to the storyboard. Adjust the duration according to your requirements.
How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 3

How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 3

Step 4
Add the GIF to the background by using the picture-in-picture feature. Resize the GIF to fit the background. If necessary, you can add texts, filters, and stickers to it.
How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 4

How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 4

Step 5
Hit the "Preview" button and export it as a GIF format.
How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 5

How to Add a Frame to a GIF - Step 5

2. How to Add a Frame to a GIF: Online GIF Tools

The "Online GIF Tools" is a professional GIF editor, enabling you to add a frame to an animated GIF file in minutes. However, you can solely add frames with solid colors.

With this GIF editor, you can add a frame and edit it as you want, such as choosing different frame types(inner, middle, outer) and tweaking the frame's color and width. In addition, you will have access to other GIF tools, including reversing a GIF animation, removing GIF frames, changing GIF playback speed, etc.

Step 1
Upload a GIF file.
Step 2
Add a frame to it. Tweak the color, width, and frame types to match your needs.
Add a Frame to a GIF - Online GIF Tools

Add a Frame to a GIF - Online GIF Tools

3. How to Add a Frame to a GIF: Online Image Editor

Online Image editor empowers you to add frames to animated GIFs as well. Besides solid color frame, multiple photo frames are also available here. Like many other GIF editors, it is equipped with all the basic functions, such as cutting, cropping, resizing, etc.

Step 1
Upload a GIF file.
Step 2
Click the "Border" or "Photo Frame" button to add a frame you like
Add a Frame to a GIF - Online Image Editor

Add a Frame to a GIF - Online Image Editor

4. How to Add a Frame to a GIF: Kapwing

As an online video editor, Kapwing is also an excellent tool that can help you add a frame to an animated GIF. Compared with the Online Image Editor, Kapwing's photo frames are more stylish than that of Online Image Editor's. It is free to use, and no software download is required.

Step 1
 Upload a local GIF file and add it to the editing section.
Step 2
Adjust the aspect ratio of GIF to fit your needs. Go to the "Images" and choose an output ratio for it.
Add a Frame to a GIF - Kapwing step 2

Add a Frame to a GIF - Kapwing step 2

Step 3
Add a frame to the GIF. Click the "Elements" button and search for "frame." Then, you can choose a frame you like and add it to the GIF.
Add a Frame to a GIF - Kapwing step 3

Add a Frame to a GIF - Kapwing step 3

Step 4
Edit the frame by tweaking the opacity, brightness, or blurring the frame.
Step 5
Export it as GIF.

Note: Please ensure that you log in to your account, or there will be a watermark on your GIF.

Bottom line

That's all about how to add a frame to a GIF. If you have any other questions, you can go to FlexClip's learning center to find the solution or contact us via YouTube and Facebook. Quickly get your project done with FlexClip's GIF maker. Have a try now!

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