Here is a list of websites that make it easy to create funny and viral memes and GIFs.
ColorCinch: http://www.cartoonize.net — Create cartoon-like images from any photo. Upgrade for $3.99 to $5.99 per month. Alexa: 38,007 in January 2022.
Eclipse Crosswords: http://www.eclipsecrossword.com — An Windows downloadable program for creating crossword puzzles. Alexa: 1,088,099 in January 2022.
EZ GIF: http://www.ezgif.com — Allows you to make GIFs from images or videos as well as optimize GIFs, jpgs, and pngs. Alexa: 1,996 in January 2022.
FlexClip: https://www.flexclip.com — Allows people to create gifs, memes, slideshows, screen records, and videos (including videos for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, as well as Facebook Cover and YouTube Intro videos). Trim, merge, compress, brighten, rotate, and convert videos as well as add music, text, watermarks, and transitions to videos. A neat feature: Record up to 10 minutes of your screen (or any video in any window, screen, or browser tab) with your microphone or system audio. Alexa: 7,529 in May 2022.
Flixel: http://www.flixel.com — A downloadable app for MacOS and iOS to create cinemagraphs (repeating videos that showcase movement in only part of the video, somewhat like a GIF). See an example at the bottom of this page. Cost: $199 per year. Alexa: 519,871 in January 2022.
FotoJet: http://www.fotojet.com — An all-in-one free online tool for photo editing, graphic design and photo collage. Alexa: 10,643 in January 2022.
GFYCat: https://gfycat.com. Background gifs: https://gfycat.com/gifs/search/free+motion+background. Alexa: 3,612 in January 2022.
Gif Bin: http://www.gifbin.com — Allows you to embed many gifs without hosting them on your website. Alexa: 105,826 in January 2022.
GifGifs: http://www.gifgifs.com — Offers the following tools: GIF resizer, GIF optimizer, GIF crop, GIF reverser, Rotate GIF, Add text to GIF, JPEG optimizer, PNG optimizer, Split GIF. Also offers free animated GIFs. Useful tools! Alexa: 120,371 in January 2022.
GifMaker.me: http://www.gifmaker.me — You can make GIFs from a series of images or from a video you upload. Lots of flexibility. Alexa: 27,179 in January 2022.
GIFPaint: http://www.gifpaint.com — Allows you to paint your GIFs. A neat way to stand out in a different way. But not a lot of flexibility. Alexa: 8,377,174 in January 2022.
Gifs.com: http://www.gifs.com — Allows you to create trailers of videos as well as GIFs. Alexa: 76,202 in January 2022.
Giphy: http://www.giphy.com — Features the latest trending GIFs on the Internet. It also allows you to create GIFs: http://www.giphy.com/create/gifmaker. Alexa: 932 in January 2022. Below is a GIF I created with this website. This site is now owned by Facebook and being integrated into Instagram.
Graffiti Creator: http://www.graffiticreator.net — Allows you to design any words in graffiti-style. Choose from several different font styles and cool tools to make any text look like fancy graffiti. For personal use only. The website is painfully slow in loading. Alexa: 1,673,871 in January 2022.
Img Flip: http://www.imgflip.com — They claim to have the fastest meme generator on the planet: https://imgflip.com/memegenerator. They also allow you to create animated GIFs from video files or YouTube: https://imgflip.com/gifgenerator. And to make pie charts: https://imgflip.com/piemaker. And demotivational posters: https://imgflip.com/demotivational_maker. Alexa: 4,750 in January 2022.
Imgur: http://www.imgur.com — A directory of the most viral images on the Internet, sorted by popularity. Meme Generator: http://imgur.com/memegen. Video to GIF: http://imgur.com/vidgif. Alexa: 122 in January 2022.
InVideo: https://invideo.io/make/meme-generator — Allows you to create videos in a matter of a few minutes. Access a free meme generator template and customize it to your needs. Upload your image, add text, and export them in your desired format. You can upgrade to business at $30 per month or unlimited at $59 per month. Alexa: 2,996 in May 2022.
Know Your Meme: http://www.knowyourmeme.com — A website dedicated to documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more. Allows you to explore new and popular memes. On some memes, they make it easy to create a new version of the meme yourself. Alexa: 4,699 in January 2022.
Logo Maker: https://www.postermywall.com/index.php/l/logo-maker. A complete online graphic and video creation tool. Not just logos, but social media graphics, videos, banners, and more. Alexa: 1,056 in January 2022.
Meme Generator: http://www.meme-generator.net — Allows you to make simple memes. Alexa: no rank in January 2022. Check out this Book Marketing Meme I created using this generator: https://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/dont-be-a-fool-market-your-books-today.
MemeBase: http://memebase.cheezburger.com — A directory of popular recent memes. Alexa: 5,466 in January 2022.
Memegenerator: http://www.memegenerator.net — Allows you to create new memes based on popular meme characters and images. It’s the easiest meme generator online. Alexa: 31,082 in January 2022.
Memes Happen: http://www.memeshappen.com — Features popular memes and the ability to create memes. Alexa: 2,018,582 in January 2022.
Mirror Effect: http://www.mirroreffect.net — Allows you to create mirror images of any image. Cool effect. Alexa: 2,245,703 in January 2022.
MotionBox Meme Video Templates — https://motionbox.io/templates/video-meme-templates?via=john. And convert YouTube to Mp3: https://motionbox.io/tools/youtube-to-mp3?via=john. MotionBox also features Zoom backgrounds, YouTube video intros, Instagram videos, and more. You can also crop videos, trim audios, resize GIFs, add text to video, podcast to video, etc.
Net Animations: http://www.netanimations.net — Animated gifs, moving clip art, sounds, songs and videos from from various forum, search and web sources. Alexa: 1,356,058 in January 2022.
Online GIF Tools: https://onlinegiftools.com — Allows you to create all sorts of additional effects on any GIFs you have. Alexa: 105,441 in January 2022.
Online Image Editor: http://www.online-image-editor.com — This online editor allows you to resize and crop animated GIF images, add text to animated GIFs, make a GIF with their GIF maker, add borders, add a mask or picture frame, and more. Also allows you to add speech bubbles, rain GIFs, glitter text, and more. Alexa: 20,160 in January 2022.
Below is a heart cutout featuring my 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, Real World Edition that I created with this online editor.
PicGifs: http://www.picgifs.com — Lots of great GIFs you can download. Plus you can create your name with various dazzling alphabets (like my name below). Alexa: 678,620 in January 2022.
Quick Meme: http://www.quickmeme.com — Showcases the hottest and best memes. In January 2022, the site seems to be malfunctioning. Alexa: 7,540 in January 2022.
Stripe Generator: http://www.stripegenerator.com — Allows you to make striped images for use as background tiles, frames, etc. You can also create a topical profile on the site. Alexa: 2,385,701 in January 2022.
Tartan Maker: http://www.tartanmaker.com — Allows you to create various tartan patterns in any color. Lots of flexibility. Alexa: 4,519,911 in January 2022.
Tenor: https://www.tenor.com — The most popular GIF website and app. Alexa: 2,956 in January 2022. Now owned by Google. Background GIFs: https://tenor.com/search/background-gifs.
Venngage: https://venngage.com. Motto: Make Infographics That People Love. This website allows you to make incredible infographics. The first five are free; then you pay to use the service. Download this special report for free: The Most Epic Guide to Social Media Visuals: https://venngage-wordpress.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2016/12/SMV_eBook-Final.pdf. Alexa: 4,320 in January 2022.
Veed.io: https://www.veed.io/create/video-meme-maker. Make optimized video memes in just a few minutes. Then save as GIF, or export your video to fit any social media platform—Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and more. Just hit Download, and you’re ready to share. Alexa: 2,527 in January 2022.
Wallpaper Cave: https://wallpapercave.com/wallpaper-gif. Features downloadable wallpaper as well as a select group of wallpaper GIFs. Alexa: 3,875 in January 2022.
Water Effect: http://www.watereffect.net — Allows you to create a water ripple mirror image of any graphic image. Alexa: 1,671,434 in January 2022.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park cinemagraph
About John Kremer
John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.
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