Bjorn's HTML-2-GIF

Spice up your slide decks with animated text as GIFs

- a Google Slides extension -

Spice up your slide decks with simple animated GIFs quickly generated from snippets of HTML.

Quickly generate animated GIFs from HTML.

Using a "selector" (e.g. "p") you select the element which should animated. The "p" selector would select all p elements as candidates. A new GIF frame is created for each selected element

Hello World sample

Assume the trivial HTML below:


The "p" selector would create a GIF with three frames, one for each p element.

The GIF generator will create the first frame and set the visibility of each p to "hidden" - hiding all elements.

Then it will create a frame for each animated element and set the visibility to "visible" for each of them.

The hello world sample GIF can be seen here:


The app is using "standard" jquery selectors, some examples below:

Selector Description
pSelects all "p" elements
.myclassSelects all elements using the "myclass" class
span.fooSelects all "span" elements using the "foo" class

Span sample

Here is another mini-sample using spans, the selector is set to "span".

     <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 18px; width: 200px; height: 200px;">
        <span>This is</span> <span>a lame</span> <span>example</span>
        <span>of some HTML</span> <span>converted</span> <span>to a 

Shuffle elements

You can tell the GIF generator to shuffle the elements as show in the sample below.

Individual frames

The GIF generator can be told to show each frame individually, hiding all elements except one.


Check out this short YouTube video.

Check out screenshots and install from the Google web store.

Other platforms

Check out this other version for another platform.

Bjorn's HTML-2-GIF - a web app


This Google Slides add-on can be used FREE of charge.

Safari issues

This app is using a feature (create images from HTML markup) that is NOT AVAILABLE in the Safari browser. With that said, you can launch the app in Safari but you can't use this critical feature. Sorry...


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