How to Edit a GIF Without Photoshop

Use an alternate GIF editor

GIF files are frequently used for online content, and you see them used on many websites adr used for memes. 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 work for either Windows or macOS users.

How to Edit a GIF Using EZGIF.com

EZGIF.com is an online GIF maker and editor with fairly simple steps for editing a GIF. 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.

    EZGif.com with GIF Maker highlighted
  3. Select Choose Files in the Animated GIF Maker screen.

    The Choose Files button on the Animated GIF Maker screen
  4. Select the GIF file you want to modify and then select Open.

    A selected file and the Open button in EZGIF

    If you want 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 screen
  6. Rearrange the order of the images. Select Skip on the images you want to remove from the GIF file. When you're done, select Save.

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

    Folder location and name of new GIF download
  8. Open your edited GIF and enjoy.

How to Resize a GIF

  1. Follow Steps 1-5 above.

  2. After the file opens, select Resize.

    Resize button selected in EZGIF.com
  3. Enter the new measurements in the Width and Height fields or resize by entering a percentage of the original size in the Percentage field and then select Resize image.

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

    The Save icon highlighted in EZGIF
  5. Browse to the folder where you want to save your edited GIF file, give it a file name and select Save.

    File name field and Save button highlighted in EZGIF
  6. Open your edited GIF and enjoy.

How to Rotate a GIF

  1. Follow Steps 1-5 above to add your GIF file to EZGIF.com.

  2. When the file opens, select Rotate.

    The Rotate icon in EZGIF
  3. Select the angle for the rotation or define your own rotation angle using the last rotate option and then select Apply rotation.

    Fields for rotation the GIF and the Apple rotation button highlighted
  4. Select Save under the Rotated Image.

    The Save button highlighted under a rotated image
  5. Browse to the folder where you want to save your rotated GIF file, give it a name and then select Save.

    File name field and Save button highlighted in EZGIF
  6. Open your edited GIF and enjoy.