GIF images can get quite large. Fortunately there are many free tools online to compress your GIF images on the web. Many of these services have limits to the maximum file size.
Compress your GIF online
There is no need to download any software to compress a GIF image. These free services will you to reduce the file size of a GIF. The are however limited with what file size you can upload.
- iloveimg.com – 100MB+
- resizeimage.net – 100MB
- ezgif.com –
- gifsgifs.com – 20MB
- compress-or-die.com – 16MB
- compressor.io – 10MB
- picasion.com –
- shortpixel.com – Sign up required to remove limits
- gifreducer.com – 2MB
- kraken.io – 1MB, 32MB for paid plan
Software to optimize a GIF on your computer
If you have a lot of images to compress or need a larger image optimized, then software that you download and use on your computer may be a more suitable solution.
Lossy GIF compression
GIF compressor optimizes GIFs using gifsicle and Lossy GIF encoder, which implements lossy LZW compression. It can reduce animated GIF file size by 30% to 50% at a cost of some dithering/noise.
Further reduce size of the file by re-sizing
If your image is still too large after compression, it is worth trying to resize the image if possible. The resi website has a great tool for this. We tested a large GIF file of about 70MB and got it down to less than 20MB with some minor resizing and compression.