How To Export Adobe After Effects To Gif

Adobe After Effects is an impressive application that allows for the development of high-quality visual effects and motion graphics. It offers a variety of capabilities, one of which is the ability to export your projects as GIFs. To learn how to do this, read on for a comprehensive tutorial in this blog post.

Step 1: Prepare Your Composition

The first thing you need to do is to prepare your After Effects composition. This is essentially the video or animation you wish to convert to GIF. We will assume you have already created this and proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Add to Render Queue

Once your composition is ready, you need to add it to the Render Queue. You can do this by going to the Composition tab and selecting Add to Render Queue.

Step 3: Choose Output Module

Next, you will need to choose your Output Module. To do this, click on the text next to Output Module in the Render Queue. This will open a new dialog box.

Step 4: Select PNG Sequence

In the Output Module Settings dialog box, change the format to PNG Sequence. PNG Sequence will ensure that you get the highest quality output. Click OK to close the dialog box.

Step 5: Define the Output Path

The next step is to define where After Effects will save your files. Click on the text next to Output To in the Render Queue. You can then choose the output path and name your file.

Step 6: Render the Output

The final step within After Effects is to click the Render button on the top right of the Render Queue. This will render your PNG sequence.

Step 7: Convert PNG to GIF

As After Effects doesn’t directly export GIF, you will need to convert the PNG sequence to GIF. For this, you can use online tools like EZGIF, or software like Photoshop, GIMP, etc. Here, we will use EZGIF as an example.

First, visit the EZGIF website. Click on Choose Files and select all the PNG files you saved earlier. Once the files are uploaded, click on Upload and make a GIF!.

After a few moments, your GIF will be ready to download and use as you wish.


So there you have it! A step-by-step guide on how to export your Adobe After Effects composition to GIF. While the process may seem a bit roundabout, it ensures the highest possible quality for your GIFs.