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Create an Animated GIF in Keynote: Here’s How to

Create an Animated GIF
Written by Hassan Abbas

Create an Animated GIF: You can do many things with Apple Keynote presentations. While creating slideshows of images for a family get together to presentations for business meetings. Keynote offers the flexibility and features to do it all.

As you create your presentation, maybe you want to pop it up on your website or share it on social media. If you really think like this, you can turn your slideshow into an animated GIF. This helps you plan your presentation automatically.

Whether your slideshow is on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad, we’ll let you know how to turn it into an animated GIF in Keynote.

Create an animated GIF in Keynote on Mac

On Mac, just open your presentation in Keynote and then follow these steps to create your GIF.

Step 1:

Tap File > Export To and choose Animated GIF.

Step 2:

When the pop-up window appears, you will pick the slides to use and then you can make adjustments. It should automatically be on the Animated GIF tab, but if not, just tab it.

  • Choose the Slides from your presentation that you like to use in the GIF.
  • Select the Resolution from small up to extra large.
  • Also, Choose the Frame Rate from 15, 24, or 30 frames per second.
  • For Auto-advance, move the slider for the timing spent per slide.
Step 3:

Tap Next.

Step 4:

Now browse for a location to save your GIF and click Export.

And that’s all there is to create an animated GIF of your presentation in Keynote on Mac!

Create an animated GIF in Keynote on iOS

Open your presentation in Keynote on your iPhone or iPad and then do the following to create your GIF.

Step 1:

Click the More button (three-dot icon).

Step 2:

Choose Export and select Animated GIF.

Step 3:

Also on Mac, you’ll choose the Slide Range, Resolutions, Frame Rate, and Auto-advance setting.

Step 4:

Click Export.

Step 5:

Click Share and then send, share, or save your animated GIF.

As you can see, while creating an animated GIF on the iPhone and iPad is as easy as it is on Mac.


After seeing or checking how simple it is to create an animated GIF in Keynote, are you going to give it a try? What type of presentation are you using, for business or university, and where do you decide to share it?

Let us know in a comment section below and if you have any Keynote tips for our readers, then feel free to share it with us.

Till then! Keep Smiling 🙂

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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