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How to Make Your Own GIF File

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A couple of people have asked me how I have been creating GIF files. It is rather quite simple. For those of you who might be scratching your head as to what a GIF file is, a sample is provided below.


Basically, a GIF file is an animated graphics file (most just think of it as a 'video' file). This file extension just plays on repeat. It is great for showcasing a simple task that you want people to follow - but might be easier to explain through animating steps rather than writing the steps out.


In order to begin, you will need to use the Chrome browser and download Techsmith Snagit (if you don't already have it). Once it has been downloaded, the Chrome extension will show up on the top right corner of the browser.

Good to Note

There are a couple of things to note with this extension:

In order to use this Chrome extension, it will ask you to log into Chrome, if you are not already signed into the browser. This extension is not just for creating GIF files - you can annotate i…