GIF Live is the new de facto standard for converting GIFs, Videos, (and for the first time) Live Photos to one format or the other! Simply load a GIF or Video file; hit Export as GIF, Video, or Live Photo* and you're good to go. In addition to converting a wide array of animation and video formats, GIF Live also features an innovative graphical Frame Organizer, which lets you easily create new animations and modify existing animations with drag and drop ease - Simply drag and drop images from your preferred web browser or drag and drop files from the Finder into the Frame Organizer to create a new Animation! You can even rearrange frames, copy frames, and delete frames with unparalleled simplicity. Set the Frames per Second, and customize the layout to get exactly the kind of result that you want. With all these features, GIF Live is the perfect "swiss army knife" for anyone who loves GIFs, Videos, Live Photos, or any combination thereof!

Advanced Features!

- Convert GIF and Video to GIF, Video, or Live Photo
- GPU accelerated Animation Preview area shows how your animation will look before Export
- Innovative Frame Organizer lets you create animations and modify existing animations super easily
- Frame Organizer lets you Create new animations with drag and drop, rearrange frames with drag and drop, hold Option/Alt to copy a frame, and press Delete to delete a frame
- Frame Organizer supports editing Frames per second, Reverse animations, and Customizable Layouts
- Retina Display support
- Optimized for OS X 10.11 and later
- Incredibly advanced, yet super easy to use

*Live Photo interoperability with built-in requires 10.11.4 or later
**Live Photos are created using two files, a JPG and a MOV file; these files have metadata that is connected and must be dragged and dropped into at the same time to create a Live Photo

What's New

Version 1.0.2

- Updated User Interface
- Fixed various bugs throughout the application

Ratings and Reviews


Tranferring Live Photo from Mac to iOS Device

I bought this before I read the reviews but, luckily, found a workaround(thanks, Google) for getting Live Photos from your Mac back to your iOS device. Use AirDrop! It keeps your Live Photos intact when you send them back to your iPhone/iPad. This app does the job (turning .mov into Live Photo) well.



I purchased this app because was excited about the range of file types (video, gif, and live photo). Unfortunately, I cannot get this app to work. As soon as I load a file, the app freezes. I hope I can get my money back.


Read description with care

Careful- it won’t convert live pictures as the input - wasted $3 the hardway

Developer Response

Hi, in the description it states "Live Photos" are simply a JPG and a MOV Files with special metadata written to them. Unfortunately when you go to drag a Live Photo from, you only get the JPG file. You can use an app like iExplorer if you want to get access to the Live Photo's original video file (.MOV file). And then this app will convert a .MOV file to a .GIF. It's just confusing as Apple doesn't allow the user to access the original Live Photo's video (.MOV) file. Thank you!


Mach Software Design
5 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Mach Software Design


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