How to Make an Animated GIF for Your Windows Wallpaper


Do you want to liven up your Desktop workstation in a simple and enjoyable way? You should experiment with a GIF wallpaper. It strikes a good mix between the intense intensity of video backgrounds and the stable high-quality of a normal image. While setting a GIF background on a smartphone is simple, Windows does not natively enable this, requiring you to rely on external applications. On Windows 10 and Windows 11, here is how to set a lively wallpaper for pc as your background.

Starting with a movie is one of the simplest methods to create your personal animated GIF wallpaper. GIF programmes, such as Giphy’s GIF creator, can turn your movies into animated GIFs. You may use Giphy’s creator to convert an MP4 or MOV file, or a video URL from sources such as YouTube and Vimeo, into a GIF. Then, save the GIF to your computer and use one of the tools listed above to create it your Windows background.’

lively wallpaper by rocksdanister

Be aware that animated wallpapers might consume a significant amount of your computer’s resources in order to render the visuals. The more detailed the animations, the more resources it will require. If you feel your computer slowing, the animated backdrop might be to blame. If so, uninstall it and check if your system speeds up again.

GIF and video wallpapers, on the other hand, are a lovely addition to your Windows 10 or Windows 11 desktop if you have a decent graphics card and sufficient memory (at least 4GB). Then you may go all out with live wallpaper and animated backdrop applications for Windows.

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Alexey Shelepov
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