How to Add a GIF to An Image for Free

Last Updated: 2022. 05. 17

- I really want to add a GIF to a still image but I have no idea if it is possible. Thanks for anyone’s help!

- A Question from StackExchange User

Having the same question above? Stop doing endless searching. The easiest answers are as follows.

Adding a GIF to a still image may sound ridiculous because GIFs are animated graphics. You can’t keep the image format while adding a GIF to it. However, adding a GIF to a still image may also mean creating an animated GIF with a still background.

Doesn't have a GIF to get started? Here is a detailed post on How to Create a GIF. Also, you may download some interesting GIFs from famous sites like GIPHY.

Already have a GIF and an image at hand? Now, follow us to add a GIF to a still image.

How to Add A GIF to An Image Online

To add a GIF to an image online, a trustworthy online tool is the best way to go. Most online GIF editors are watermark-free and quite easy to operate.

FlexClip is a must-try online tool that lets you add as many GIFs as you want to the image and place them wherever you like. Besides that, FlexClip allows you to level up your GIFs by adding filters, adding text, adding widgets or changing GIF speed. All those edits can be done in a few clicks. Last but not least, FlexClip is integrated with GIPHY resources. You can use any GIPHY GIFs for free. No download, no watermark, no registration is necessary.

Now, click on the Create a GIF button and follow us to start adding a GIF to an image. You are also welcomed to browse more GIF templates and get them.

Step 1
Upload your images and GIFs.

The first step of using any online GIF tools is uploading, so is FlexClip. Drag and drop your photos and GIFs to the Media section. Apply the photo to the timeline first. By default, the duration of the image would be 3 seconds. You can drag the slider to make it longer or shorter.

How to Add A GIF to An Image - Upload

How to Add A GIF to An Image - Upload

If you don't have any photos or GIFs to get started, go to Photos section, you can find numerous royalty-free GIFs and photos that can be used directly. Pick the resources you need.

How to Add A GIF to An Image - Resources

How to Add A GIF to An Image - Resources

Step 2
Add GIFs to the Still Image

Now, go back to the Media section. Find the GIF you want to add to an image, drag it to the image. You can repeat the process to add multiple GIFs to one image.

Step 3
Overall Edits.

In order to make the whole work presentable, we suggest you make edits on both the image and the GIFs.

Here are edits you can make with FlexClip. You can drag to adjust the position of the GIF, put the mouse on the corner of the GIF and move to change its size. You can also change the GIF's opacity, shape, and even the duration of the GIF.

How to Add A GIF to An Image - Edit

How to Add A GIF to An Image - Edit

Step 4
Export and save as GIF.

Click on the Export button. Select one definition (480P, 720P, or 1080P) and export format (MP4 or GIF). Most people would choose to download to the desktop. However, if necessary, you can save your work to Dropbox or share to YouTube directly.

How to Add A GIF to An Image on Desktop

To add a GIF to an image on the desktop, we strongly recommend Photoshop, the professional image editing software. Even though it could be somewhat complicated, Photoshop is worth trying.

Step 1
Go to File > Open. Select the GIF and image. They will be opened on two different projects.
Step 2
Select all frames of the GIF on the timeline, right-click and copy.
Step 3
Switch to the project with an image. Right-click again and paste all frames. Make sure the Paste Over Section is checked.
Step 4
Right-click again and select Match Layers Across Frames.
Step 5
Select any layer and adjust the GIFs position and apply to all frames.
Step 6
Export and save as GIF.

How to Add GIF to Image

How to Add A GIF to An Image with Applications

GIF Maker, GIF Editor is a free and easy-to-use GIF editing application for Android. It allows you to make a GIF from any photos or videos. If you have already have a picture, it also allows you to edit the photo with the stickers or your own GIF and make them a GIF.

GIF Maker, GIF Editor is free to download, but there are some in-app purchases. To unlock all features and remove all ads, you need to upgrade to the PRO version for $2.99.

Application to Add GIF to Image

Application to Add GIF to Image

The Bottom Line

That’s all for three ways o add a GIF to an image. If you find this post helpful, please do share this post with others. By the way, if you have any interesting videos that are ready to convert to GIF, use FlexClip!

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