Sample url: http://gfycat.com/DeadlyDecisiveGermanpinscher
Remember back in the mid-2000s when gifs were either too snazzy or just have extremely low quality? Well, gfycat was able to change all that!
A favorite of Redditors worldwide, gfycat is a web-streaming platform dedicated to—you probably have guessed it by now—gifs. Its name also has quite an interesting background. You see, GFY is short for GIF Format Yoker, and cat is a UNIX program dedicated to GIF dumping—and well, creators believe that cats rule the internet, so, why not, right?
GIFs on the site are unique in such a way that they are a whopping 10x faster than regular gifs! Aside from that, they also have a million-color palette—making sure that colors are vivid, and really good to see. You have the capacity to control actions of the gif—making them like real videos, by speeding them up, slowing them down, pausing them, and analyzing them frame by frame. Streaming is definitely supported, so you can watch the gifs live in action, and best of all, you can upload and save gifs in multiple formats—no more conversion needed!
Gfycat’s servers are also designed to handle viral content—without any point of failure! Even if you have uploaded a video, it will automatically become a gif without compromising the quality of said video. You can get hotlinks to the video, and to its gif counterpart, as well, and you can also enjoy gfycat without having to leave Reddit—thanks to Reddit Enhancement Suite integration, making your internet experience a whole lot better, and more manageable.
GIFs have long changed the face of the internet. They provide enjoyment, and information—and more, at once. They are a joy to watch and to loop. And, with the help of gfycat, it all became even better—and much more awesome!