Border GIFs to have extra space for captions, color, and more
Forget the tedious editing that comes with making GIFs out of individual frames and adding a border to each frame. Add borders to GIFs easily in only one click.
Capture the classic meme format by adding a white upper border for your caption. Or, add a black border to your GIF for a different aesthetic. Oftentimes, we see GIFs on Reddit, Tumblr, and Twitter threads with an upper or lower border for the caption of the content. Express your thoughts or share a laugh with others when you frame a GIF with text.
Get started by uploading a GIF from your device or by pasting a GIF URL link to Kapwing.
Add a GIF border by clicking on any of the options under “Expand padding” in the right-hand sidebar. The more you click, the thicker your GIF border gets.
Continue editing your animated border GIF or export your content and download for yourself. Share by posting on any social media platform like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and more.
Deliver value to anyone who lays their eyes on your GIFs all in one place. Animated GIFs are meant to deliver value in a short time span — sometimes even less than 8 seconds. Keep your GIFs high quality when you add borders for captions, subtitles, or context online.
With a vast library of text fonts and the ability to upload your own custom font, you have full control over the style of your GIF with a border. Use the text font, Impact, for memes, Helvetica for classic subtitles, and Verdana if you want a vintage feel to your subtitles. Change the color of your border by selecting a custom color from the color picker or add a gradient to your borders with canvas blur. This replicates the color scheme of your video but blurred out and in the background rather than beside or on your content. Make your GIF borders as thick as you’d like by clicking on the same padding option multiple times.
Never run into the issue of only being able to add a border to a still image. Add still or animated borders to your GIF in seconds when you use Kapwing online.
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