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Tech Startup Imgur Trying To Give GIFs A Face-Lift

  • The Verge, Friday, January 30, 2015 11:39 AM
Though it doesn’t appear to have affected their popularity, the visual quality of GIFs is pretty crappy. A startup by the name of Imgur is trying to change that with the release of Video to GIF -- a simple tool that lets users quickly select a clip from a streaming video, and then turn it into a GIF. “Except, there's one big catch: most of the time, Video to GIF won't actually present you with a .gif file,” The Verge reports. “It'll give you what Imgur calls a ‘.gifv,’ which works much the same way as a true GIF but has some key differences in how it can be played back.”

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