Create email GIFs to animate your emails

Improve your campaigns by using animated GIFs in your emails. Start from a custom size or grab a template from our gallery, customize them as you like and add them to your emails.

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How to create email GIFs fast and easy

  • Create your GIFs

    The most powerful online visual editor allows you to create an email GIF in minutes. With Bannersnack, it’s just a matter of drag-and-drop.

  • Download your animation

    Download your work in any of the following media formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, HTML5 or MP4 at the highest quality possible.

  • Insert your GIFs in an email

    Generate more engagement from your emails by using animated GIFs instead of traditional static visuals.

An Animated GIF maker that will boost engagement

Animated GIFs, just like videos, draw more attention and act as visual cues to your audience. Recent studies show that adding subtle animations can increase your email clickthrough rates by up to 26%.

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Use the power of HTML5 animations and transitions

Click on the different presets to see them in action. No coding skills or designer needed.

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Help your emails get more clicks

Step up your game and improve your marketing campaign with the help of animated emails. Start designing animated email headers and other GIF elements within minutes. Sending emails with GIFs comes with a series of advantages:

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GIFs work on any device

Grab users attention no matter the device they use: mobile phones, desktops or tablets

Increased reader engagement

Entice users to interact with your emails by leveraging the power of animations and GIFs

A more professional feel

Communicate like a pro. High quality and professional designed templates to use in your emails

Ready made templates to use in your emails

Start with a template and customize it at your liking to drive customer engagement

Everything you need to create animated emails

Drag and drop GIF editor

Easy to use editor. Make GIFs in minutes with only a few clicks by simply drag and drop all the resources

Unlimited stock images

Thousands of high-quality images waiting for you to pick and make them alive by using animations.

Popular fonts

We have a huge collection of classic and trending fonts but you can also upload and use your own fonts.

Smooth animation effects

Alpha, Fade, Bounce, Scale. Try our animation presets to surprise your readers. Thy will love them.

Animated templates

Ready made templates created by our professional designers waiting for you to chose one.

High GIF compression

It ensures top quality for your downloaded banners. They are optimized for any email marketing campaign

Frame rate control

Achieve high color quality and optimal size for your animated GIFs, Enticing and high performing at the same time.

500+ Vector cliparts

Find anything you want in our infinite clipart, illustrations, and graphic arts library. All you need to be creative.

Email client compatible

Supported by all major email clients: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL and so on. Compliant with all email providers.


How to put a gif in an email?

The easiest way to insert a GIF into an email is to drag and drop the GIF from its folder into the body of the email you’re composing. Additionally, you can click in the email body where you want to place the GIF and select the insert option. Then, browse your computer to find the GIF and insert it in the email. If you're doing an email marketing campaign, GIFs can be inserted directly into the template you're creating.

How can I make my email gif more appealing?

Keep email GIFs short yet interesting. Don’t go overboard with the animation and keep the transitions smooth. Use a bold font to attract attention towards the GIF and high-quality branded images. Your email GIF will be appealing to your audience as long as it's relevant to the content, and you don't use animated images just for the sake of it.

How do I optimize the size of a GIF?

To optimize the size of a GIF, you can try several things. You can trim the animation to make it shorter. You can reduce the image size. It’s also a good option to reduce the number of frames or colors you use. The GIF has to remain at its highest setting (256 colors) for good GIF quality. However, you can perform a lossy compression and reduce the GIF's size without damaging its aspect.

What is the maximum size for a gif to be used in an email?

It’s best to keep the GIF size under 1MB. The bigger the file size, the slower it will load. Your audience may open the email on their phone or have a poor internet connection, so you don’t want them to get frustrated because your GIF is too large, and it takes too long to load. A little over 1MB is still OK.

How long should an email gif be?

An email GIF should be only a few seconds long. This is because a longer GIF means a bigger file size, and therefore a larger load time. Moreover, when your audience reads your email and sees your GIF, they will look at it only for a few seconds. Keep it short and sweet, just to the necessary length that allows you to present your essential idea through the GIF.

How do I increase the resolution of an email GIF?

One way to increase the resolution of your email GIF is to go back to the source material and re-export it to the highest-resolution possible. This will work for both images that created your animation and videos made into the GIF file. However, keep in mind that a bigger resolution means a longer upload time, which can affect the way your audience perceives your GIF.

Create GIFs for your email marketing

Master GIFs in email marketing to surprise and engage your audience