Making your First GIF using Youtube and Imgur

Imgur is a web based image repository site used quite a bit by Reddit users. It’s optimized to simply post images, both still and animated, and allow for the hordes to look at the image without crashing the site. This is to mitigate what was know as a site being ‘hugged to death.’

One of the nice features recently added to imgur was the addition of a ‘youtube video to GIF’ tool. Allowing you to make a GIF from a piece of a Youtube video in the browser. No additional tools are needed. And you get the benefit of the image being hosted on a site built specifically for that activity.


So let’s do an example with this youtube video:

You need the Youtube video URL to copy/paste into the Imgur tool. Then you create start and stop points in the editor:


Once you’ve chose the points the tool loops the video as a preview so you can see what you’re about to turn into a GIF. When you’re satisfied with the previewed loop, create the GIF. After some processing you will be given a page that has a unique URL which shows the GIF embedded as well as links to the GIF file. Also imgur creates a video file too. And links to it with a .gifv extension. This is actually a link to a page that plays the video as a loop.


And finally my awesome GIF!

If you paste the URL of a GIFv (without the v) into a blog post, it will automatically embed a looped version similar to a Youtube URL social media embed. See below:

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STEROIDS!! The Hidden Enemy!!





Since my professor asked the class to do the second assignments and to be a creative, I thought of something that I really want to share with people, thing that will benefit us. I was looking through Google, and I found an interesting article in New York Times, that gets my attention which talked about SteroidsAt the beginning of the article I thought the writer exaggerated about the topic; however, when I done my research, I realized it is a huge issue that most people they might know it but ignored it.



In your heart of hearts, you know steroid abuse can’t be good. And your heart is telling you the truth. Even when used to treat medical conditions, anabolic steroids have all kinds of common side effects and it’s not only that, it might kill you at a young age. Let’s first watch this video about what steroids really do to us.



Steroid hormones work by stimulation of receptor molecules in muscle cells, which activate specific genes to produce proteins (see Figure 1.1). They also affect the activation rate of enzyme systems involved in protein metabolism, thus enhancing protein synthesis and inhibiting protein degradation (called an anti-catabolic effect).

Fig 1.1



Yes. Without a doctor’s prescription for a medical condition, it’s against the law to possess, sell, or distribute anabolic steroids. Under federal law, first-time simple possession of anabolic steroids carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. For first-offense trafficking in steroids, the maximum penalty is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Second offenses double this penalty. In addition to federal penalties, state laws also prohibit illegal anabolic steroid use.


I hope I highlighted a very important topic that people are not taking seriously and I hope you get educated through that. Just keep in mind, “Your health is your decision”, do not destroy it by a not educated thoughts.





Saturday morning, I was sitting at Starbucks and I ordered a black coffee with a muffin. While I was sitting I watched people who came in and out, most of people I watched had the same order which is a coffee. That guide me to ask myself, why do we drink coffee everyday?!

There really can’t be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It’s consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone. “we love coffee!”

The question that should be asked here is, Is coffee makes you feel happier?!  

A study done by the National Institute of Health found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee were about 10 percent less likely to be depressed than those who had never touched the java. And apparently it’s not because of the “caffeine high” — Coke can also give you a caffeine high, but it’s linked to depression. Study author, Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, told that the proposed reason coffee makes you feel good is because of those trusty antioxidants.

There you go 5 reasons why should we drink coffee daily:

  1. Antioxidants: Coffee contains many antioxidants which purify the body and make one feel fresh.
  2. Good for the liver: Coffee is very good for the liver, especially for people who drink alcohol.
  3. Stress-buster: People who drink coffee daily say that even the smell of coffee can relieve them from stress and tension.
  4. Reduces the risk of cancer: Coffee helps reduce the risk of cancer – be it skin or prostrate. Of course there are no proven guarantees, but no harm in having a cup everyday no!!
  5. Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease: Coffee is also known to reduce the risks of diabetes and that of Parkinson’s disease in a human being.

From my personal experience, I can say coffee has been a part of my day, or maybe more. It gives me the energy of the day that I want and also it helps me to concentrate more on my classes. Having a cup of coffee early in the morning is the magic key of having a happy morning plus a happy day.


batman and robin gif

So today I finally did the batman and robin running away gif for a digital story project. It was pretty easy I used imovie and photoshop to create it i did post it as well as on my own domain so you guys can go check it. I’ll post the gif here and if you guys want to read more of how I made it you can go to my website.batman

First Gif: If you think your day was bad

So today I created my first gif i ended up using screenshots of a video. The reason i did this was because for some reason to be able to use videos on gimp you have to download a whole other plug-in call gimp-gap which is really a pain. So to make it easier and not waste so much time on doing this used screen shots from parts of the video that I needed. So in this gif it shows a girl actually falling into a sinkhole. Which pretty much ruins anyone’s day, so next time something small happens and you think you’re day is bad just think at least you haven’t fallen into a sink hole.