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HOW TO MAKE A GIF

HOW TO MAKE A GIF

HOW Gifs are one of the most used on various social media today, and they work pretty well. Gifs are mostly designed with photoshop, but usually require some expertise to make. MAKE A GIF

Gifs are one of the most used on various social media today, and they work pretty well. Gifs are mostly designed with photoshop, but usually require some expertise to make.
The good news today is, I will show you exactly how to make animated Gifs very fast, and easy with a completely free tool available in Appstore, Playstore, and also has an online version for creating gifs in few minutes.

So the name of this tool is GIPHY. Like I said, it is available for download on both Google Playstore and Appstore. All you have to do is open the Appstore or Playstore on your mobile device, search for GIPHY, download, install, enable, and open, then you start creating.

HOW TO MAKE A GIF WITH GIPHY (ONLINE)

To easily make a Gif using Giphy simply follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to www.giphy.com, click on the create tab (the green + button). Or simply www.giphy.com/create/gifmaker.
Step 2: Click on the blue “Take a photo or video” or “upload from camera roll” buttons to select a video or image from your device. Or you can click on the white “Paste an image or video URL” button to paste a link to the image or video you want to use for your GIF.
Step 3: Use the drag and drop tool, to change the order of your image. Order matter because that is how they will be arranged during the slideshow.
Step 4: To change the interval at which images will change, simply use the slider to change the length an image will be displayed, before switching to another.
Step 5: To further edit your GIF, click on the “Continue to decorate” button. This gives you the option to edit and add texts, edit captions, use effects, stickers, and many other decorating features to explore and add to your GIF.
Step 6: After you are done editing, added tags, using the continue upload button, click on the “upload to GIPHY” button to save, you will be sent to your new GIF after the process is completed. Then you will be provided with options to share it on various social media platforms.

HOW TO MAKE A GIF (SMARTPHONE)

After you must have followed the instructions in the introductory part of this article, to successfully download, and install GIPHY app on your smartphone, follow the steps below, to easily navigate and create a perfect GIF with the app.

Step 1: Open the app, on the home screen you can see various features, recommended and trending gifs, that are ready to use.
Step 2(a): Down on the bottom, you should click on the plus (+) button, to create a new GIF, To a video to use for your GIF immediately, simply click on the record button.
Step 2(b): You could also click on the upload file from the device button, to upload an image or video from your phone gallery.
Step 3: Trim the sides of your GIF, to the size you want.
Step 4: Click the described button above, to add stickers and effects.
Step 5: Tap the purple button, to save your GIF. Click on the “Share GIF” button below the screen, to share GIF, to a social media platform.

CONCLUSION

Am sure by now you should be able to make the gif you want, with GIPHY, whether with their online tools or with their smartphone tool available on Google Playstore or Appstore.
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HOW TO SCREENSHOT ON WINDOWS PC AND MAC

How to take a screenshot on Windows pc and Mac

How to take a screenshot on Windows pc and Mac

Most time we might need to get the exact image on a computer, probably to use for future reference, or to share with people.
Either way, the best way to do that is to simply take a screenshot of your screen. These enables you to be able to save part or the full display on your screen into the memory of the device you are using.
Here am going to teach you exactly how you can take a screenshot on your window pc (window 8 and 10), as well as how you can take a screenshot on mac.

HOW TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT ON WINDOWS 10

How to take a screenshot on Windows pc and Mac
How to take a screenshot on Windows pc and Mac


Method 1: Full screen capture (Print Screen Method). The print screen method allows you to capture the entire screen. To do so, simply click on the “PrtScn” button, usually around the to right of your keyboard. The capture file will them be saved to clipboard, then you can open an image editing tool, paste it there, and if there is need to edit your image you can do so, and if not you can simply save you screenshot from there. 
Method 2: WINDOWS+PrtScn. Another way of capturing you entire screen, but these time to save automatically is to click and hold the WINDOWS KEY + PRINT SCREE KEY. The way to know it’s done I’d that your screen brightness will shortly go dim. And the screenShot will be saved to your Screenhot under your Picture folder.
Method 3: Alt+PrtScn to instantly capture your screen and paste it to your clipboard, simply use the tap Alt+PrtScn. This allows your Screenhot to be saved to clipboard, then you can paste it to an image editor to either edit it or save directly.


HOW TO TAKE SCREENHOT ON WINDOWS 10 WITHOUT PRINTSCREEN.


Method 1; Snipping Tool: The snipping tool is part one of the inbuilt windows tool, that allows you to take Screenshots. With the snipping tool, you can capture the entire screen, or capture a rectangular or free form area. Screenshots captured with the snipping tool can either be saved as an image, in HTML format or copied to an image editor for further editing.
To use the snipping tool to create a screenshot.
Method 2; WINDOWS KEY+SHIFT+S: Press the three key (WINDOWS KEY+SHIFT+S), to take a screenshot, although this function is only available in more updated versions of Windows 10. Once you press those keys, the screen will go dim, the image will be copied on your clipboard, then you can paste it into another editing app, to either edit or save directly on your system.
Just a little recap, this post has shared with you 5 different ways to easily take a screenshot on your Windows PC. 3 methods use the PrtScn button; the first method simply use the PrtScn button to capture the entire page, the second combines Windows+PrtScn button to instantly capture and save a screenshot, and the third uses the Alt+PrtScn button to save a screenshot to the clipboard, from where you can paste in a photo editor to either edit or save directly.
While the other two methods do not require PrtScn, the Snipping Tool, and the WINDOWS+SHIFT+S.

HOW TO SCREENHOT ON MAC

How to take a screenshot on Windows pc and Mac
How to take a screenshot on Windows pc and Mac


Method 1; SHIFT+COMMAND+3: Hold these three keys(SHIFT+COMMAND+3) to take a screenshot on your screen. You can then edit with the thumbnail at the corner of your screen, or simply allow it to save directly.
Method 2; SHIFT+COMMAND+4):  This method allows you select the area you want to save. After you have press the keys(SHIFT+COMMAND+4), you can then use the crosshair to choose the areas you want to capture.

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