GIF is one of the best storytellers, an animated GIF conveys information that makes people feel related. Most importantly, it's lighter than most of the videos, which gives itself more flexibility to be sent through social media, forums and chat groups. But there are times that a GIF is too big for the screen or it contains unnecessary parts. In this case, you'll need a GIF cropper. Cropping an image and video is easy to achieve, but can it be done to GIF pictures?

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Yes. In the following parts, I'm going to show you some of the easiest ways on how to crop GIFs on your computer. You can do it all by yourself with just a few simple clicks.

How to Crop An Animated GIF (Best Way)

When you want to post or send a GIF on different social media, size matters. If the GIF is too big for the screen, it will not be fully visible. So it's vital to crop the GIF to a proper size. With TunesKit AceMovi, you can easily crop a GIF without removing the animation.tuneskit acemovi

TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor is a one-stop video editor that provides multiple effects and transitions. It comes with a screen recorder which can record images as well as the sound coming out of your computer. As a well-established video editor, AceMovi is mounted with features like split screen, filters, animations, texts, and music library. The basic functions on AceMovi allow you to adjust your video like resize, crop, rotate and many more. The self-explanatory user interface comes with all the effects and tools you need to embellish your video.


TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor

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  • Basic and advanced features that make your video better
  • Multiple filters, transitions, text, sound effects, music
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  • Import as many photos or footage as you want
  • Crop a GIF in just a few steps


Next up, I'm going to show you how to crop a GIF without removing animations in TunesKit AceMovi. Before you edit your GIF, make sure that you have already installed TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, this software currently supports Windows and Mac systems.

Add GIF Files to TuneKit AceMovi

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Open TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, then import your GIFs to the media box. Or you can directly drag them to the timeline.

Crop and Adjust Your GIF

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You may need to adjust the size of the GIF to fit different social platforms. To change the size of your GIF, click on the crop icon icon and then click the downward arrow to open the dropdown menu. Then choose a type of ratio such as 16:9, 3:4, 9:16, 3:4 or custom.

To crop the GIF, drag the edges on the right screen to resize your GIF. You can preview the result on the left window. When you finish, click OK.

Set up Output Parameters and Output Video

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After adjusting, now click on the Export and click Export Video. A window will pop up and you can choose the output format from MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV and more. You can choose the output device or social platform as well.

To resize your video as you want, you can click the Settings in the middle of the screen and click Custom. You can change the output codec, resolution, frame rate, bit rate, quality and audio parameters. When you finish, you can preview the estimated output file size. When you're satisfied with the size, click the Export to export your video.

Alternative Way to Crop A GIF Online

EZGIF is an easy-to-use online GIF cropper that allows users to upload and crop their GIFs online without downloading any software. In this part, I'll show you how to crop a GIF with this online tool.


Here's how to crop a GIF using EZGIF:

1. Open the tool and click on Crop.

2. Click Choose File to upload a GIF file. You can only upload one GIF file at a time, and the file size must be smaller than 35 MB.

3. Click Upload to upload the GIF file.

4. You'll be led to the editor, drag the edges of the edit window to crop the GIF.

5. Click Crop Image, then the cropped GIF will be converted and appear below Cropped image.

6. Right-click on the cropped GIF and choose save as. Then save the image to your computer.


To sum up, you can easily crop a GIF in TunesKit AceMovi and the online tool EZGIF.For better output quality and stable performance., TunesKit AceMovi is undoubtedly the better choice. In EZGIF, you can only upload files up to 35 MB, while there's no limit in AceMovi. And AceMovi provides a preview window before you export the GIF, which is a great time-saver.