GIFs via PowerPoint
In an exciting new update, Microsoft now includes “animated GIF” as an export option for a presentation in PowerPoint. So, now, you can use PowerPoint to create animated GIFs to your heart’s content.
Go to File > Export > Animated Gif
The quality can be poor and the file size huge. We strongly advise setting your slide size to match your output needs. This can dramatically reduce the gif’s file size. And of course, there are 3 quality settings available: experiment, see what works best for you.
Why do I care about gifs?
The GIF, which according to Wikipedia is well over 30 years old, is the internet’s favourite format. No doubt you have seen plenty of examples of funny GIFs on social media. But they’re not only used for bants on WhatsApp!
GIFs can host attention grabbing animation with a very low file size, which makes them great for sharing. If you use them correctly, they can be a powerful tool to show off your brand’s personality, or to explain a process simply.
Where can I use GIFs?
GIFs are great for social media sharing, and most platforms make it easy to import your own GIF, for example on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. It doesn’t look like you can import your own GIF for Instagram, but as Instagram automatically plays any videos less than 15 seconds in length, you can always use PowerPoint’s “export to MP4” option instead.
You can also add GIFs into your presentations. Just make sure the animation plays how you want it to.
The video below shows you how to export an animated GIF in PowerPoint.
And here is the final GIF:
Get in touch with us to discuss how we can create engaging animated PowerPoint GIFs for your business.