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Short and funny GIF clips are a popular way of communication among Internet users. Made from bits of different movies and cartoons, they can express almost any reaction or emotion.

However, sometimes the exact piece of a video that expresses your thought precisely is nowhere to be found in the form of a GIF. The easiest solution is to create a GIF from a MOV or any other video file with a QuickTime-to-GIF converter. And in this article, we will show how to convert MOV to GIF in Movavi Video Converter.

How to convert MOV to GIF on Windows and Mac with Movavi

Step 1. Install the Movavi converter

Use the buttons below to download the software. Then run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2. Open files for conversion

To add files for processing, click Add Media and then Add Video. Locate the videos you want to convert and open them.

Unlike our free MOV-to-GIF converter online, Movavi Video Converter can process files in batches and turn a bigger MOV into a GIF of high quality.

Step 3. Cut out your clip (optional)

GIFs are usually very short. So, you may need to edit the video before you convert MOV to GIF. To cut out your clip, click the Edit button.

In the new window, place the marker on the timeline at the beginning of the section you want to extract. Click the Scissors icon to cut the video, then place the marker at the end of the needed fragment and click the Scissors again. Select the parts you don't need and hit the Trash can icon to delete them. Click Save and Close when you are done.

Step 4. Specify the output file type

Conversion of MOV to animated GIF is actually a conversion of a video to an image. Go to the Images tab, select GIF format, and choose a preset you need.

Step 5. Convert your files

If necessary, change the destination folder by clicking the Save to button. Then, click the Convert button.

That's all! Now you know how to convert .mov to .gif using our desktop software.

MOV vs. GIF comparison

Now that you know how to convert MOV to GIF on a Mac or Windows device, let’s take a look at the formats themselves.

What is MOV

What is GIF

More details are in the MOV vs. GIF comparison table below.

Comparison parameter




.mov, .qt


Type of data

Video and audio





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