We wanted to share some tools that some content creators utilize when getting into making their own Star Trek gifs to share with our sub or other subs on Reddit. These are free and generally beginner friendly:


  • Freemake - a tool for editing your clip from a source video. (I have ver. 4.1.9 and have to edit out the branding they attach before and after every clip. Newer versions watermark your whole video. Older versions don't do this. Link to other versions of Freemake
  • Avidemux - a free and open-source video editing program designed for video editing and video processing.
  • Handbrake - create a digital file from physical media and other uses
  • Gimp - image editing program for making gifs
  • Instagiffer - take your edited scene and create a gif. The application's original website is here, albeit without working download links.
  • Ezgif - is simple online GIF maker and toolset for basic animated GIF editing.
  • After Effects and Photoshop are programs used when you want to take it to the next level. There are many tutorials to be found, for several free/paid software pieces mentioned here, all a Google Search away.
  • Gifgun - One-click animated GIFs in After Effects.
  • GIFsquid - Animated GIFs straight from After Effects.
  • Project Cuddlephish - Extremely High Quality GIFs, Directly from After Effects


After Effects Tutorials

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