Yes, you can add GIF files to your Clipchamp Create video projects, either by:

  • adding them directly from your computer, or
  • adding them from the GIPHY tab in the Clipchamp stock library

This article shows you how to do both of these things, and how to edit GIFs to fit the aspect ratio of your project.

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How to add GIFS from your computer 

In the top left of your Clipchamp Create project, click the Add Media button (a + symbol), then click Browse my files and choose a .gif file from your computer.

Alternatively, drag and drop your .gif file into the project's media area. 

The GIF will now appear in the media library. To start editing it, drag it to the timeline at the bottom of your project (see below for more information)

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How to add GIFS from the stock library 

In the left hand menu of your Clipchamp Create project, click the Stock button to open the Stock library:

In the side menu, choose GIPHY.

Use the search bar at the top to search for a GIF. 

Once you've found the one you want, hover over it with your cursor, then click the + button that appears in the top left. This will add it to your project's media library:

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How to edit GIFS in your project 

To start using GIF files in your video, drag and drop them into the timeline at the bottom of your project. 

GIF images come in a range of sizes, so if any of the gifs you've added don't fit your project's aspect ratio, you have two options to get rid of the black bars on either side:

OPTION 1: Use Crop to Fill

Click on the clip in the timeline and an editing menu will appear in the top left. In this menu, under the RESIZING drop down, change Auto Fit to Crop to Fill:

OPTION 2: Use Blur Fill

Click on the clip in the timeline and an editing menu will appear in the top left. In this menu, choose the Filters tab, then scroll to find the Blur Fill filter and select it:

Note that you can also trim and split image clips the same you would for video clips to adjust how long they play for.  

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Saving your video 

If you're finished editing your GIFs and would like to save the video in your timeline to your computer, click the Export button in the top right.

Note that it is not possible to save your video in GIF format. The video you export from the Clipchamp editor will always be an mp4 file. An mp4 file can still get uploaded to GIF and video sharing platforms and looped. If you really want it as a GIF file, however, you can convert it using an online GIF converter app such as the GIPHY GIF MAKER.

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Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Create to try it out for yourself:


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