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5 Best GIF Croppers: How to Crop GIFs? | Detailed Tutorial


Can You Crop A GIF?

Yes, of course. There are hundreds of online, desktop, and mobile applications that can help you with GIF cropping.

However, which one of them is the best? Which one of them can provide you with the best user experience and more funny GIF editing features? No worries. Here in this guide, we will help you with these issues. 5 GIF croppers will be recommended, 1 for desktop, 1 for mobile devices, and 3 for online. You can choose the one which you like most.

Part 1. How to Crop an Animated GIF online? – Best 3 online GIF croppers

In this part, we will share three online tools that are designed for GIF cropping. And they are GIFGIFs, iLoveImg, and Ezgif. All of them are only for the GIF files or images, which you can easily tell from their names, right?

1. GIFGIFs

Step 1. Open Gifgifs in your browser.

Step 2. Upload a GIF file by clicking the UPLOAD GIF button.

Step 3. Set the dimension of the GIF. Choose the exact width and height number that you like. So this requires that users should know the original width and height of the GIF file.

Step 4. Hit Crop to start processing and finally download the result.

GIFGIFs

Pros:

  • • It gives you the file size of the result before downloading.
  • • Other GIF editing features include resizing, reversing, rotating and adding texts.

cons:

  • • The GIF file is limited to 20Mb.
  • • Can't drag the box to crop GIFs intuitively.

2. iLoveImg

Step 1. Go to iloveimg.com. And choose the Crop Image tool.

select GIF iLoveImg

Step 2. Select images from your computer or from the Google Drive and Dropbox.

Step 3. Crop your GIF file by adjusting the box directly or set the value of the width and height.

Step 4. Hit Crop Image to export the file. After the processing, download the cropped image.

crop image iLoveImg

Pros:

  • • Watermark-free
  • • Easy and intuitive operation.
  • • No account required.

cons:

  • • Only limited to image cropping.
  • • Does not support importing by pasting URLs.;

3. Ezgif

Step 1. Go to the website of Ezgif and upload your GIF file. You can import from the local, or with just a URL.

choose GIF Ezgif

Step 2. Navigate to the editing features at the top bar. And choose Crop. Three cropping ways are provided, moving the box, setting the position number, and changing the aspect ratio. Choose the one you prefer. And lastly, choose the Crop button to start.

Step 3. Save the GIF file.

crop image Ezgif

Pros:

  • • A multifunctional GIF maker to crop, convert, resize, split, and add texts to GIFs.
  • • Three cropping modes.
  • • No watermark.

cons:

  • • Can't import GIF files from online drives.

Q&A: How can I crop a video to GIF?

Most online GIF cropping tools are developed for image editing exclusively that can't create a GIF from a video. But most video editing programs on desktop ship with more GIF editing and converting features, like say VideoProc. You just need to choose GIF in the Toolbox before exporting, then you'll get a GIF cropped from your video.

Part 2. How to crop a GIF on desktop? – Best GIF cropping software VideoProc

To crop a GIF on your computer, we recommend VideoProc to help you. It works as a powerful video cropper. And cropping Gifs is just one tiny feature of it. So let's see what VideoProc can do for us in details, about GIF files and even more:


  • • Cropping a GIF is as easy as ABC.
  • • It crops GIF with precise loop time, duration, frame delay, and duration settings.
  • • Versatile to make a GIF from a video, add effects, add watermark, and rotating, etc.
  • • GIF conversion is included. You can change the GIF format to any video format you want.
  • • Video editing, screen recording and DVD back-up are all featured in this software.

Since VideoProc has so many fun features, why not give it a try now?


Detailed steps to crop a GIF with VideoProc

Step 1. Launch this software and load the file you want to crop.
Run VideoProc on your computer, click the Video icon to get into another pop-up page and then choose the +Video icon to load your GIF file.

Step 2. Choose an output format you to export in at the bottom, e.g. MP4.

choose output format in VideoProc

Step 3. Click Crop in the editing bar, and tick the box before Enable Crop.
Now you can crop your GIF as you like. Drag the window freely or change the position numbers to target the part of the GIF that you want. After all, settings are finished, click the Done button to get back to the homepage.

crop video in VideoProc

Step 4. Export the cropped file.
Choose the location folder where you would like to save your edited file, and click the RUN button to start processing. After it finishes, now you have your GIF cropped and saved in MP4 format.

Step 5. Import the cropped file to VideoProc to convert it to GIF.
Reload the MP4 file to this software, and find the GIF feature in the Toolbox at the bottom of this application. Lastly, hit the RUN button to get the cropped GIF that you have made.

GIF feature in VideoProc

Q&A: How do I resize a GIF image?

edit GIF in VideoProc

You can make a GIF smaller or improve the GIF quality in VideoProc. Double-click on the GIF icon in Toolbox, you are enabled to change the image size from 320x240 to 1920x1080.

Part 3. How to crop a GIF on iPhone/Android? – Best mobile GIF cropper Kapwing

If your plan is cropping GIFs on your mobile phones or tablets, then Kapwing is worth a shot. Kapwing is a web-based collaborative platform for creating images, videos, and GIFs. With it, you can do more than just cropping with your GIF files. Let's find out.


Pros:

  • • A very small download.
  • • Requires no sign-in.
  • • Various editing tools for GIFs, images, videos.

cons:

  • • A little complicated to crop on browser and download the file in the app.
  • • Watermark in free version.

How to crop a GIF with Kapwing?

Step 1. Open Kapwing on your mobile browser.
There will be a lot of tool options available on its website. So which one should you choose? Please go for the Kapwing Studio, since it has all the features for video, image and GIF editing.

Step 2. Edit and crop your GIFs.
Go to Tools >Crop GIF. Then you can start with your GIF cropping and more. To filter your GIF, select your GIF and choose Adjust from the bottom toolbar. To add text, select the layer again and press Text to write, edit, and arrange the text you want.

Choose Kapwing Studio

Step 3. Download the cropped GIF to your mobile device.
When the file has been processed successfully, copy the page's URL. And then open the Kapwing app to download the file with the URL. Kapwing app is only there to help users download Kapwing edited files onto your phone quickly and conveniently.

download Kapwing file

Wrap-up

Popular like short videos, GIFs are supported by all media platforms. It is one of the main forms preferred by netizens to make memes, tutorials, etc. Hope this article can save your time and energy in searching GIF cropping tools. If you have tried these GIF croppers, tell us which one you prefer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cecilia Hwung Twitter

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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