How To Save GIF On Your Mac

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Mac is a powerful and versatile operating system, allowing users to do almost anything they need to do on their computers. One of the most popular uses of Mac is creating and sharing GIFs, which are simple animations that can be shared online. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to save GIFs on Mac and share them with your friends.

The first step in saving a GIF on Mac is to find the image you want to save. You can search for GIFs on websites like Giphy or Reddit, or you can create your own using any number of apps or programs. Once you’ve located the GIF you want to save, you can either right-click on it and select “Save Image As…” from the context menu or use the keyboard shortcut Command+S (?+S). This will open a window where you can select where you want to save the file on your computer.

Once you have saved the GIF, it’s time to share it! There are a few different ways you can do this – if your goal is just to share with friends and family, then messaging apps like iMessage is great for sending individual images. However, if you want more people to view your GIF, then posting it online is a great option. To post your GIF online, all you need to do is upload it directly from your computer onto websites like Twitter or Tumblr.

And that’s all there is to it! Saving and sharing GIFs on Mac is quick and easy – all you need is an image file of your desired animation and a few clicks in order to get started. We hope this guide has been helpful in getting started with creating and sharing animated images with others!

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Saving a GIF as a JPEG on a Mac

To save a GIF as a JPEG on a Mac, you can use the Preview app. First, open the file in Preview. Then, choose File > Export and select JPEG from the Format pop-up menu. You can then type a new name or choose a new location for saving the converted file, then click Save. This will save your GIF as a JPEG file on your Mac.

Saving a GIF from Safari

To save a GIF from Safari, first, open the GIF in Safari. Once the GIF is open, tap the share icon located in the upper right corner of the screen. It looks like a box with an arrow. Tap Save Image to download the GIF to your Camera Roll.

Saving a Video as a GIF on a Mac

Saving a video as a GIF on a Mac is easy. First, you need to launch an app that can convert videos to GIFs like EZGIF or Permute. Then, drop the MP4 file onto the app’s window or click the plus icon and add your file there. Next, select GIF Animation in the dropdown menu. Finally, click the play icon to convert your file and it will be saved in the same folder.

Saving a GIF

To save your GIF, right-click on the GIF to open a menu. Select the “Save image as…” option. This will open a window prompting you to select a folder to save the GIF and rename the file if desired. Once you have selected the options, press the Save button to save the GIF in its new location.

Saving a GIF from a Browser

To save a GIF from your browser, start by hovering your cursor over the desired image. Right-click on it and select ‘Save Image As’ from the list of options. Choose where you want to save the file and click on the folder. Enter a title for the file and make sure the format is set to GIF. Finally, click ‘Save’ to complete the download. Remember that some websites may not allow you to save files, so be sure to check if this is allowed before attempting to download a GIF.

Saving a GIF to the Desktop

To save a GIF to your desktop, right-click on the GIF you want to save. From the menu that appears, select ‘Save Image As’. Select the location where you want to save your image – usually your desktop – and make sure the file format is set to ‘.gif’. Finally, click ‘Save’. Your GIF will now be saved to your desktop for you to access whenever you need it.

Downloading GIFs from GIPHY to a Mac

To download GIFs from GIPHY to your Mac, you can follow these steps:
1. Open your browser and navigate to
2. Browse through the various categories of GIFs until you find the one you want to download.
3. Once you have found the image, click on it to open it up in full size.
4. Right-click on the image and select “Save Image As” from the menu that appears.
5. You will then be prompted to name the file and choose its location on your computer for saving – rename it if you wish and select a folder for saving before clicking on “Save” at the bottom of the window.
6. The GIF should now be saved in your chosen folder, ready for use!

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.