GIFMAGAZINE HELP CENTER

Frequently asked questions regrding GIFMAGAZINE's features

Operating environment

Recommended browsers
  • GoogleChrome: Current version
  • Firefox: Current version
  • Safari: Current version
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Supported browsers
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  • Firefox: Last 2 versions
  • Safari: Last 2 versions
  • Microsoft Edge: Last 2 versions
  • Internet Explorer: 11

I want to upload a GIF

After logging in on this sign-in page, you can upload a GIF using the following link. Please be aware that non-GIF images cannot be uploaded.
・Sign In
・Upload

What size images can be uploaded?

GIFMAGAZINE is compatible with GIF uploads up to 20MB.

What's 'Upload with anonymous account'?

GIFMAGAZINE allows you to upload GIF without having an account. Only GIF uploaded without logging in can be deleted for a certain period only in the uploaded browser. Also note that it can not be edited or closed

Is it possible to make a GIF private?

It is not possible to make a GIF completely private. However, if you check the R-18 box upon uploading, the GIF will not be displayed on the GIFMAGAZINE timeline nor on the home page.

Are there any advantages to uploading a GIF with a tag attached?

GIFs uploaded with tags are easier to search for, and by being displayed on the tag page, can more easily earn views.

What does it mean to create from a URL?

Create from a URL is a feature that allows you to extract a portion of a YouTube video to create a GIF animation. You can access this feature via the following link.
・URLから作成

I'm unable to create a GIF from a YouTube video!

If you are unable to create a GIF from a YouTube video, the following causes are likely:
1. There are licensing issues which prevent you from downloading the video
2. The running time is over 10 minutes long.
3. There is an issue with the browser.

In the case of 1, unless the license is changed, you will not be able to download this video, and therefore you will not be able to convert it to a GIF.
In the case of 2, when a video is longer than 10 minutes, downloading it requires quite a bit of time, and in some cases, it will not be possible to convert to a GIF. However, during time periods of light internet traffic, it may be possible to process a video of 10 minutes or longer. If you wish to convert a video with a long running time, please try again at a later time.
In the case of 3, the recommended browser for GIFMAGAZINE is Google Chrome. If you are encountering errors with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari, etc., please try using Google Chrome.

What does it mean to create from a video?

Create from a video is a feature that allows you to upload a video, and extract a portion of it as a GIF animation. The compatible browser is Google Chrome. The only compatible formats are mp4, webm, and mov. Please be aware that it may not be possible to convert large-size videos, or that they may require an extremely long amount of time to complete.
・UploadMovieToGif

I'm unable to create a GIF from a video!

If you are unable to create a GIF from a video, the following causes are likely: 1. There is an issue with the browser. In the case of 1, the creating a GIF from a video feature is compatible only with Google Chrome and with the mp4 or webm formats. If you are encountering errors with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari, etc., please try using Google Chrome.

What does it mean to create from an image?

Create from an image is a feature that allows you to upload multiple images and combine them all to form a GIF animation. The compatible browser is Google Chrome. There are no format restrictions in compositing the images. ・Create a GIF from an image

I'm unable to create a GIF from an image!

If you are unable to create a GIF from an image, the following causes are likely: 1. There is an issue with the browser. In the case of 1, the creating a GIF from an image feature can be accomplished with the use of Google Chrome. If you are encountering errors with Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari, etc., please try using Google Chrome.
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About page views

Page views (PV) are, in general, the number of persons (plural) who have visited a page.

I want to post a GIF to Instagram

Normally, it is not possible to post a GIF animation to Instagram. However, GIFs uploaded to GIFMAGAZINE can be converted to Instagram-compatible file formats (such as mp4) and posted to Instagram. Here is the process: On the page of the GIF which you want to post to Instagram, simply click the Instagram icon, and enter the email address to which you would like to receive the converted GIF. Afterward, wait about 1-2 minutes, and the converted GIF will arrive in the email address you provided. Save the GIF, and post it to Instagram. The email address you provided will be used only to send the converted GIF, and will not be saved to our server, nor will you be sent email magazines. Please be assured that your email address will not be misused.

How to install and use in Slack

GIFs from GIFMAGAZINE can be used in Slack. To install, search for GIFMAGAZINE here, and follow the on-screen instructions to install. As indicated in the illustration at right, by sending text formats indicating a search for GIFMAGAZINE, GIFs will randomly be sent back in response to those texts.
・Install Link
https://gyazo.com/825a1533f10a0d091c7bd38c56da96da

If you want to stop email magazines or notifications

You can stop this feature by changing your email notification setting.
・Link

Where is the website for the operating company?

Please access the following link.
・GIFMAGAZINE Inc.

For all other inquiries

https://gifmagazine.co.jp/contact/