How to Edit a GIF Without Photoshop

Use an alternate GIF editor

'No' symbol indicating No Adobe Photoshop

GIF files are very common for online content and you see them used on many websites or used for memes everywhere. Thankfully, in order to create or edit these files, it's not necessary to have Photoshop or any other paid editor. There are several free online GIF makers or applications that allow you to create or edit GIFs.

These instructions will work for either Windows or macOS users.

How to Edit a GIF Using EZGIF.com

EZGIF.com is an online GIF maker and editor and the steps to edit a GIF are fairly simple. Here are some of the things you can do with it.

Add or Remove Images From the GIF

  1. Launch your favorite browser and go to ezgif.com.

  2. Select GIF Maker.

    Screenshot of EZGif.com
  3. Select Choose Files.

    Choose files option in EZGif.com
  4. Select the GIF file you want to modify, then select Open.

    the Open button

    If you would like to add any images to your GIF, select them along with the GIF file.

  5. Select Upload and make a GIF.

    Upload and make a GIF in the Animated GIF Maker section
  6. Re-arrange the order of the images. You can select Skip on the images you'd like to remove from your GIF file. Once you're done, select Save.

    The Animated GIF maker screen
  7. Browse to the folder you want to save your edited GIF file, give it a name, then select Save.

    Screen showing where to find and select an image
  8. Open your edited GIF and enjoy.

How to Resize a GIF

  1. Follow steps 1-5 above.

  2. Once the file opens, select Resize.

    The Resize screen
  3. Enter the new measurements in the Width and Height fields, then select Resize image.

    The Resize Image button
  4. Select Save under the Resized Image.

    Where to click Save
  5. Browse to the folder you want to save your edited GIF file, give it a name, then select Save.

    The Save button
  6. Open your edited GIF and enjoy.

How to Rotate a GIF

  1. Follow steps 1-5 from above to add your GIF file.

  2. Once the file opens, select Rotate.

    Screen showing where to select Rotate
  3. Select the angle for the rotation or define your own rotation angle using the last rotate option, then select Apply rotation.

    The Apply Rotation button
  4. Select Save under the Rotated Image.

    The Save button
  5. Browse to the folder you want to save your edited GIF file, give it a name, then select Save.

    Where to name the image and select Save
  6. Open your edited GIF and enjoy.