GIF Compressor

Reduce the size of your GIF video with a handy online compressor

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How to compress GIF

Upload GIF

Select one of the proposed compressing applications by clicking on the button above the editor window.

Compress it

Use the functionality of the selected application or, if necessary, try other available applications.

Download video

After completion, do not forget to save and download the result to yourself. Share our tool on social media.

How GIF compressing works

You may need to compress GIF video for many different reasons - to save space in the device's memory or to transfer a file over the Internet. In any case, you need a good compressor that will do its job at the highest level. Modern video compression algorithms differ from image compression algorithms with which you may be familiar. The extra dimension and time means that various mathematical and logical methods are applied to the video file to reduce the size while maintaining the video quality. Video compression algorithms look for spatial and temporal redundancy. By encoding redundant data a minimum number of times, the file size can be reduced. Imagine, for example, one minute as the character's face slowly changes its facial expression. It doesn't make sense to encode a background image for each frame: instead, you can encode it once and then refer to it until you know the video is changing. This inter-prediction coding is responsible for artifacts that interfere with the compression of digital video: parts of the old image move with the wrong action because something in the coding has become useless.

GIF is one of the most widespread and popular image formats on the Internet. I think I won't be mistaken if I assume that the total number of all GIF files in the world is in the billions. Such widespread use of GIF is largely determined by the features of this format. The GIF extension is a format for graphic files. Although they do not contain audio data, such files can often be seen on the Internet as snippets from video clips. Websites often use the GIF extension to display animated objects such as buttons or logo images. GIF animation is needed to make text - on social networks, newsletters, or on a website - more dynamic. With the help of GIFs, you can increase user engagement, increase readability and click-through rates; it might even affect leads and sales. Since GIF files are saved losslessly, the image quality does not degrade when converted to this format. The very fact that GIF format retains color using significantly fewer colors in the palette results in a dramatic reduction in file size. Thus, the resulting data in GIF format is still implemented using lossless LZW compression. This results in the full palette being preserved and does not result in any defects. Although not created specifically for the World Wide Web, the format was quickly adopted for its versatility, small file size, and cross-platform compatibility.

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