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How to Add a GIF to An Image for Free

Last Updated: Aug. 31, 2021

- 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 most detailed 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 still background.

Doesn't have a GIF to get started? Here is a detailed post on How to Create a GIF.

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 GIF editor. It 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, changing GIF speed. All those edits can be done in a few clicks. Last but not least, it doesn’t require any video editing experience. 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
Drag and drop your GIF and image to the Media section. Apply your image to the storyboard.
How to Add A GIF to An Image - Step 1

How to Add Picture to Videos - Step 1

Step 2
Use PIP feature to add the GIF to the still image and adjust its position.
How to Add A GIF to An Image - Step 2

How to Add Picture to Videos - Step 2

Step 3
If necessary, make other edits like adding text, adding music, adding widgets.
Step 4
Export and save as GIF.

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 X is a free and easy-to-use GIF editing application for iOS. You can simply upload your image, and then add an GIF to the image. Some cool effects can make your video stunning. What’s better, it has unique masks that are able to give your GIF an artistic look.

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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