Xilisoft Video Snapshot for Mac is excellent video to picture software to batch extract images from videos, such as MPEG, DivX, Xvid, AVI, RM, MP4, M4V, MOV, WMV etc, and output them as static pictures, GIF animation, Flash, and even HTML. It offers two capture modes to batch capture or take a snapshot of pictures automatically or manually. You can preview captured pictures in the picture list, and choose the exact pictures by frames to output.
Converting a video to gif is possible, actually, it’s not just possible, it’s easy, our work here includes downloading Youtube video to mac, converting the saved flash video to m4v, mov or any other video format that supported by the gif maker software which will convert the video to gif, while trimming out the most desired part, extracting the exact images you want to presents and resizing it to appropriate size.
The instruction to make gif from Youtube video on mac
Download TubeTV, it is a freeware which enables you to search for, save and convert Youtube flash videos. The software is easy to handle and particularly fit in with the work since its converter side will make the saved flash video compatible with the video to gif maker software you are about to use.
Now download Youtube to gif maker for mac. The software sports a preview panel which will be your main work place.
Import videos to Youtube video to gif maker.
Trimming, set the starting and ending point to trim out the video you’d like to extract images from.
Now you need to consider how to present the gif, how many pictures you want it to have, how to organize the pictures, the balance between file size and image quality.
In the preview panel, delete the photos you don’t want.
Customize the images to your most desired. Then output it as GIF animation.