At this point I usually play through the video to make sure the endpoint is set properly. If you like, you can also adjust the size of the graphic-- longer or larger videos tend to make larger GIFs. If you’re all set, hit the Convert to GIF! button.
Once the GIF is loaded, you can save it to your phone/tablet/computer in the usual way. If it winds up too large to post, you can select Resize or Optimize for compression options to make the file smaller.
Please note that this will NOT work on Twitter videos. EZGIF will generate an error message if you attempt to grab a video in this manner. There is a way to save videos, which I can post if there’s interest.
Wikimedia Commons is the media library used by the Wikimedia Foundation (and by extension, Wikipedia). It is an amazing resource of images with clear rights information, if you find yourself suddenly needing to teach or create content from home and need somewhere to find pics that won’t get you in trouble from a copyright perspective.
No, it’s not anything like PhotoShop or Gimp, and it doesn’t claim or aim to be.
But it has some nice and easy-to-use features, like stitching several pictures together, converting formats, finding out which format a picture actually is in (IrfanView will just try to load the picture and will inform you if the file name extension is wrong), crop a pic, save a pic in a more compressed version, and so on.
I use it a lot to work on screenshots, just some quick-and-dirty annotations to add to an email to the helpdesk, or show coworkers how to do this or that.
(In the event that someone is looking for a Photoshop alike program, I stumbled across Photopea while trying to make Reddit memes, and it lets you do almost all of the things Photoshop does, but it’s browser based and free and online.)
I think it just means that they don’t have ssl set up, so you can’t get a secure connection. And if you’re transferring local files up to it, that might be an issue, but I’d be inclined not to worry about it in this case.