Last week we wrote an overview on a tool called Oddshot that allows viewers to capture awesome moments from Twitch and Hitbox streams. Oddshot clips are easy to share, making it a handy tool for promoting your stream. Creating GIFs and attaching them to tweets is a small, but fun way to showcase the entertaining moments from your streams. Your followers will enjoy them and may likely retweet them, increasing your exposure. There are a couple of different ways to create GIFs, depending how much editing you want to do to the GIF.
Direct from Oddshot (No editing)
- Visit the Oddshot page of the highlight you want to make a GIF of.
- In the bottom right hand corner, click the “Create Highlight GIF” button.
- Trim your clip as desired and click “Create GIF”.
- Right click anywhere in the video and “Copy video address”.
- Select a site like Imgur or Gfycat.
- Note: These directions are for Gfycat, but Imgur is very similar. Log into your account. Click “Upload”.
- Paste the video address URL and the video will appear.
- Move the slider to find the point in the video you want the GIF to start, then adjust the duration.
- Click “Create” and let the site handle the rest.
- Share your creation!
- Download your video. In Oddshot, you can do this by right clicking and selecting “Save video as”.
- EZGIF is a neat web tool that allows you to upload, create, and then edit your GIF.
- Start by clicking “Video to GIF” and making your GIF.
- After that, you can crop, resize, add text, and make other enhancements.
- When you’re done, make sure to hit the green “Save” button to download your creation. You can use Imgur of Gfycat to host your GIF.
Making GIFs from Twitch VoDs
- Make a highlight that includes the section you want to make a GIF of. Try to keep the highlight as short as possible for easy download/upload.
- Use a tool like TwitchDown to log in and download the highlight you made. Feel free to delete the Twitch highlight after you’ve downloaded the video.
- Follow the steps above in “Edited GIFs”.