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How to Make a GIF a Wallpaper [on Windows10 & iPhone]


   Posted by Starry

2020-01-18 21:15:26


Summary: This post has everything you need concerning how to make a GIF a wallpaper not only on Windows 10, but also on smartphones like iPhone. With handy tools, you will fast master how to make GIF wallpaper so as to add space to your computer or mobile backdrop instead of watching static background all the time.

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Have you ever been sick of watching static desktop wallpaper on your computer or mobile phone? After all, still image is prone to create aesthetic fatigue as time goes by. With the constant innovation of technology, you shall know some simple ways to enliven your PC or smartphone backdrop. How about setting your created GIF as the PC wallpaper? For more detailed tips, go to the following tutorial.  



PART 1: How to Create a GIF on Windows

PART 2: How to Make GIF Wallpaper on Windows 10

PART 3: How to Make GIF Wallpaper on iPhone

PART 4: Conclusion


PART 1: How to Create a GIF on Windows


1. DVDFab Toolkit to Create GIFs

If you are Windows user, you might have realized Windows 10 itself does not support GIFs as desktop wallpaper. Thus, you need to resort to third party software to resolve this problem. However, before making a GIF your wallpaper, you shall familiarize the way to create a GIF on Windows. Here comes an easy-to-use but versatile GIF maker, DVDFab Toolkit, designed to facilitate you to deal with issues relating to video and image, even audio.


How-to Guide on this Windows GIF Maker

Step 1: download and launch DVDFab Toolkit

Step 2: load video source to make a GIF

Step 3: customize start and end time for GIF

Note that apart from video duration, you can personalize the looping, speed, size and frame delay before turning chosen video into a GIF.

Step 4: press ‘Start’ to convert video to GIF

Once done, the created GIF will be saved on your HDD.

This professional multimedia editing tool brings you not only desired GIFs, but allows you to do other editing in terms of video, audio and image. With 30-day free trial, it will not let you down.


Alternatives to Make GIFs

Aside from DVDFab Toolkit, there are other professional alternatives for your options as below.


2. Adobe PhotoShop

This paid software has won increasing popularity in photo editing. Not only can you edit photos, but create GIFs. Powerful as it is, the applications has a learning curve for beginners.


3. MakeAGIF

This is a popular platform devoted to creating a GIF from multiple images, YouTube/Facebook video, or any video you have downloaded on local computer, or directly converting from webcam.  


4. Giphy

Giphy, as the largest GIF search engine, is the top choice for the best and newest GIFs and animated stickers online, whose new app named Giphy Cam is quite useful to make GIFs for personal or business purpose.



PART 2: How to Make GIF Wallpaper on Windows 10


There might be times when you feel down or tired because of intractable issues, you tend to keep an eye on the still desktop as if in a trance. Nevertheless, with a vivid wallpaper, you may gain unexpected inspiration while you are figuring out an optimal solution, especially writing articles. Hence, instead of staring at your still monitor, why not liven things up via changing desktop background?


But the truth is that Windows 10 fails to convert GIFs to desktop backgrounds on its own unless you resort to some compatible third party software to make a GIF your wallpaper on Windows 10. Below section will show you two common tools when it comes to how to make a GIF a live wallpaper on Windows 10.


1. BioniX Wallpaper

This free program works well when making a GIF your wallpaper on Windows 10, regardless of the size of created GIFs.




• Create a playlist of wallpapers (images or GIFs)

• Allow for frequency switching of wallpaper playlist

• Customize wallpaper present mode and occurrence order

• Freeware



• Crowded user interface

• Cannot manually choose wallpaper coordinates


How-to Guide

Step 1: download the latest BioniX Wallpaper package from webpage

Step 2: launch Bionix Wallpaper Changer from downloaded folder

Step 3: tab ‘Playlist’ to add newly created GIF

Before adding new GIFs, you shall delete the original ones downloaded by default. Then you can add more than one created GIF files from a given folder, even from online URL.  

Step 4: customize the wallpaper

Here you can change wallpaper x h x m x s, ‘Frame Delay’ and ‘Magnification’ so that the GIF will be presented to its fullest.

Step 5: press ‘Apply’

Once done, tab ‘Apply’ to to present the wallpaper on Windows 10. Of course, you can make other adjustments to the added GIF file(s).



2. Stardock DeskScapes

This program allows you to animate and customize desktop wallpaper on your Windows 7/8/10.



• Easily customize and create personal animated backgrounds from images and videos

• Support H.264 video

• Apply over 60+ special effects to your background



• Designed to turn GIFs into desktop backgrounds

• Advanced features available for paid users


How-to Guide

Step 1: download and install ‘DeskScapes’

Step 2: choose the video you want to turn into desktop wallpaper from ‘Videos’

Step 3: customize the video

You can personalize ‘Effects’, ‘Color’ and ‘Present Mode’.

Step 4: tab ‘Apply to my desktop’

Once done, you can appreciate the added desktop wallpaper that fills the existing GIF on the desktop of your Windows.  

With above simple tips, you might have known how to make a GIF your wallpaper on Windows 10.



3. Plastuer

This program is another possible solution to making your desktop wallpaper. For computer illiterate, you will be easily guided to get your wallpaper work as expected with the help of step-by-step instructions. Can you make a GIF your wallpaper with this tool? No worries! Before actual operation, let’s look at its features as below.



• Friendly and nice interface

• Support GIFs, videos, dream scenes, WebGL, WebPages and regular images

• Auto-detect full-screen and maximized applications to pause animations when playing games



• Advanced features available to paid account


How-to Guide

Step 1: download the zip file and select ‘Extract All’

Step 2: click ‘Plastuer.exe’ from the extracted file to run the application

Step 3: choose the created GIF you want to set as desktop wallpaper and tab ‘Open’

Step 4: click ‘Save’ and customize the wallpaper

You can select your wanted layout and background color that appear behind GIF.

Step 5: choose customize your favourite GIFs or image wallpapers to create personal playlist

Here you have option to add online wallpaper to the existing playlist just by copying & pasting wallpaper URL. After that, personalize and save the created wallpaper playlist. Meanwhile, you can decide the start and end time for each wallpaper in the playlist such as shuffling or sticking. Finally, you can contribute your wallpaper to the ‘Browse Gallery’.


All done, your created GIF will work relentlessly when your PC and the program are running. Up to till now, you must have grasped how to make GIF as wallpaper on Windows 10 with this program.



PART 3: How to Make GIF Wallpaper on iPhone


Despite the above software applied to Windows 10 when making your wallpaper a GIF, you might expect to achieve the same goal on your iPhone. As an iPhone user, you need to know how to make GIF wallpaper to refresh your viewing experience.


Method 1: transfer created GIF from PC to iPhone

With created GIF file in Part one, you can transfer the GIF file to your iPhone via USB cable.


Method 2: download GIF from Giphy library

Giphy is a world-famous GIF library that offers ample stickers for your options. You can download and install Giphy app on your iPhone or directly download your loved GIF online. If you choose the latter, tab the three dots button at the bottom of your iPhone screen. Then select ‘Convert to Live Photo’. Full Screen and Fit to Screen will be for your preference as long as you choose ‘Save as Live Photo’.


Now go to ‘Settings’> ‘Wallpaper’> ‘Choose New Wallpaper’. Tab ‘Live Photos’ and choose the GIF you have saved in your phone. Next, position the GIF as you desire and press ‘Set’. Here you have free choice to set the selected GIF on the Lock Screen, Home Screen or both.


Once done, a perfect GIF wallpaper was made on your iPhone. Look simple, yes? Why not try it now?





In this article, several applications have been recommended when it comes to making a GIF your wallpaper on Windows 10 and iPhone. With the brief tips, you must have got the hang of how to make a GIF a wallpaper within several clicks. Next time, there is no need to stare at the still desktop on PC or iPhone. Instead, the dynamic and elegant GIF wallpaper will enliven your device and your brain as well. Above all, make preparations for some creative ideas that will come out beyond expectation.


By the way, you might expect a YouTube clip downloader to get your favorite short clips so as to enrich your own GIF library, with which your desktop wallpaper will be varied, thus stimulating your inspirations. However, there must be some downloaded clips that are of low resolution. Any good suggestions to optimize their video quality, say upscale video from 480P to 1080P? DVDFab Enlarger AI, a video upscaling tool will come to rescue.


Edit videos, audios and images easily

DVDFab Toolkit is a versatile editor equipped with all sorts of tools to customize videos, audios and images. For example, you can use this free software to trim audios, convert video format from MKV to MP4 and add watermarks to your video. Meanwhile, you can also use it to convert video to GIF, make a video out of PNG and music, as well as extract subtitles from MKV files.

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