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Free GIF Effect Maker for Windows

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Key Details of Free GIF Effect Maker

  • Turn photos into animated GIFs with various effects.
  • Last updated on 9/27/2013
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Viscomsoft's Free GIF Effect Application is the sort of descriptive name we like to see in this day and age where you can't tell your bank from your health insurer by name. This Web-based freeware applies effects to animated GIFs; everything from basic blurring, grayscale, and pixelating to special effects like Old Movies and Birthday. It also zooms, rotates, and resizes GIFs and makes it easy to post them online or share them through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Free GIF Effect Application supports a wide range of interface languages and Windows editions, too; from 98 to 8, and it requires Silverlight. The latest release, v3.0, supports sharing photos on Viscomsoft's User Galleries.

Free GIF Effect Application's ad-supported user interface offers few amenities. The program's 35 effects are applied to the same image, a koala, in a thumbnail gallery. If you've ever visited a Tumblr page, packed with animated GIFs, you'll have a sense of Free GIF Effect Application's look. There's a field for browsing to and adding an image, plus an Output GIF section with options for image height and width and a checkbox for publishing images to Viscomsoft's gallery site, but that's it; no preview pane, no Help file, and no other options. We browsed to and selected an image, and then clicked on one of the effects to apply it. We mentioned that there's no preview pane, but we'd hoped our image would at least show up in the effects thumbnail gallery. It didn't, but we clicked the Output button anyway. That's when we learned we had to be signed in at the program's Web site just to process and save an image locally, without publishing it to the site. We saved our GIF to the desktop and then opened it in Internet Explorer. Only then could we view the results, which turned out nicely enough.

Free GIF Effect isn't difficult to use, but it's just too basic for our taste. It also needs refinements like the ability to preview effects. Standalone freeware that performs better is available, and there's no lack of places to share your finished GIFs online.

What's new in version 4.0

Version 4.0 added preview effect feature without save to file first.Fixed crash issue when use some effect.Improved the user can save the photo without signup first.Added signup button, the user can free signup and remove the watermark.

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Full Specifications

September 27, 2013
Latest update
September 27, 2013
Operating System
Windows Server, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows ME, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Silverlight Runtime
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Turn photos into animated GIFs with various effects.
Add many animated effects on your photos , Create your animated GIF with special effects. Support Rotate Effect, Invert Effect, Grayscale Effect, Zoom Effect, Recursive Effect, Minimizes Effect, Crush Effect, Roll Effect, Push Effect, Shaking Effect, Wave Effect, Blur Effect, Mirror Effect, Scanner Effect, Snowing Effect , Stone Effect, Pixelated Effect, Swirl Effect, Color Effect, Romance Effect, Stars Effect, OldMovie Effect, Birthday Effect, Flower Effect, Heart Effect. Support export to animiated GIF Support resize the GIF and frame rate. Support upload your photos to the user gallery of Viscomsoft Social Galleries and share to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr and Email. Support multi-language, Support English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish language.