How to Turn a Youtube Video into an Animated GIF

Before you start creating your very own animated GIFs, consider your options. Do you want full control over how your GIF looks or would you rather skip multiple steps and get straight to having your GIF created.

There are two methods to creating GIFs, one is downloading a video file, or using an existing file and then putting it into a program and creating it that way, the other way is to use online GIF creating websites which will download the video and create the GIF for you. If you're look for speed, the latter would be the best route.