/r/HighQualityGifs

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They ain't yo mama's gifs

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This subreddit is for original high-quality gifs and associated help requests. Show off your new gifs, and see what other redditors have been working on.

But hey! None of that Tumblr business around here.

Check out the history of Gif Battles!

Rules

  1. All gifs must be high-quality gifs. That's the name of the subreddit, so our hands are tied. We hope you understand. Please review our criteria here: /r/HighQualityGifs/wiki/submission_criteria

  2. Please only post gifs that you made yourself and use direct links only. Attempting to pass off someone else's content as your own will result in post removal and may result in a ban.

  3. All criticism in the comments section must be constructive. Complaints about gif quality or meta gifs will be removed, and you may be banned as a result. Our users spend a lot of time making these gifs. Be nice to them. There's room for gifs of all kinds here.

  4. Please don't make more than 20 posts within a 1-week period. It's a bunch, if you abuse it we might start to care.

  5. Direct links are required, meaning that the URL must end in ".gif, .gifv, .webm" etc.

  6. Please tag NSFW posts when appropriate. No nudity, no gifs from porn videos, and no real-life gore.

  7. Personal attacks, racism, bigotry, homophobia, witch hunts, etc will not be tolerated. Don't mention or complain about rules or mod teams of any subreddit.

  8. We do not allow participation of users from hatereddits that ban due to actions in other subreddits.

  9. No Sound... Ever ..... Apart from sound Sundays

  10. Do not delete and repost a gif to make it perform better. Not every gif will make the front page

  11. idgaf about watermarks, do as you wish because random peeps on instagram and twitter probably gonna steal your shit anyway - hero

  • Requests for gif-making help/advice are encouraged. Blank frames? Strange frame rate? We can help.

  • Made a new gif for /r/reactiongifs? /r/gifs? /r/mylittlepony? Post it here too! (maybe skip the pony gifs).

  • This is not a super serious sub. We are all trying to have fun here. If you want to come to this place just to be a dick you will be banned. The submitters here are going out of their way to make content for the world for free, remember that. If you act like a dick you will be banned.

Tutorials

For good gif-making tutorials, see the sidebars of these subreddits:

Making gifs in Photoshop?

Making gifs in After Effects? Upvote gifs?

Making cinemagraphs or looping gifs in After Effects?

Making nothing and you're bored? Looking to continue being bored?

For any other questions, feel free to post a request for help.

Discord

Come talk to the gif creators on Discord! Chit chat, get to know us, and even ask us for gif advice if you're getting started!

BFFS

Subreddit Lists

/r/HighQualityGifs

3,788,682 Subscribers

289

MRW my parents tell anyone that I used to wet the bed

4 Comments
2022/05/21
18:33 UTC

1,989

When my wife asks me why there are skidmarks in her underwear

71 Comments
2022/05/21
15:58 UTC

1,209

when I re-downloaded Call of Duty

22 Comments
2022/05/21
08:00 UTC

34

When my wife tells me I've been a real Munson

1 Comment
2022/05/20
22:45 UTC

15

I don't think he can breathe in there Scotty...

1 Comment
2022/05/20
15:30 UTC

115

When someone tries to make me watch a Hero0fwar gif...

3 Comments
2022/05/20
14:25 UTC

9,211

What's the Deal With Gamma Radiation?

185 Comments
2022/05/20
14:25 UTC

11

when I am asked what I think about mocha's new mesh warp

0 Comments
2022/05/20
09:00 UTC

21

Bill Shakespeare, everyone!

2 Comments
2022/05/19
16:18 UTC

7,359

In another life, minus his allergies and phobias, Dr. Niles Crane may have found a great career as a soccer player.

171 Comments
2022/05/19
15:36 UTC

159

The Pentaverate must never be exposed

15 Comments
2022/05/19
15:24 UTC

25

when I have decided to quit HQG on 1/1/2023

3 Comments
2022/05/19
10:00 UTC

26

Training for others to respect my au-thor-a-tay.

3 Comments
2022/05/19
06:40 UTC

81

In Godzilla We Trust

0 Comments
2022/05/19
04:23 UTC

42

ERADICATOR!

2 Comments
2022/05/18
22:51 UTC

4,955

MRW I log into my porn alt and get at it, but forget I'm subbed to HQG and weird meta pops up in my feed.

44 Comments
2022/05/18
22:40 UTC

5,517

How I imagine the Netflix execs as they gut their animation department, killing numerous films and shows still in production

288 Comments
2022/05/18
11:43 UTC

285

hey guys...

8 Comments
2022/05/18
11:00 UTC

152

When I get paid for my services and they ask for feedback about the job experience

3 Comments
2022/05/17
21:14 UTC

6,837

Trust Nobody, Not Even Yourself

99 Comments
2022/05/17
13:45 UTC

58

take my breath away..

1 Comment
2022/05/17
12:00 UTC

550

First gif ever—hope I got the frame rate right this time!

16 Comments
2022/05/16
21:10 UTC

24

When OP puts a title card in their gif

4 Comments
2022/05/16
16:21 UTC

78

let’s do what the kid wants

7 Comments
2022/05/16
13:00 UTC

72

I Think You Should Dip

1 Comment
2022/05/16
12:25 UTC

8,058

Cartoon Battle Royale 3!

85 Comments
2022/05/16
11:34 UTC

61

Why do some users get to use watermarks but other users can't?

I am starting to see more of my content reposted elsewhere and it is frustrating that there is usually no credit or connection to me. I usually make 2 versions of a GIF, one without a watermark specifically for HQG, and another with one to post elsewhere. Honestly, I don't do it often unless I know it has a lot of usability. I appreciate the community here, but even people I talk to every day have recognized my work but didn't know I made it.

Just because users like u/ElPinko "creatively" add their name, does not prevent it from being a watermark. I am just using him as an example because he does it most visibly, and by no means hating or mean to be disrespectful. I WISH I could do what he does. But When I have a 1 second GIF, how is it different if I flash my username by changing the opacity (so it is not even static) different than him flashing it several times across 60 seconds?

This post from yesterday was just removed - GIF here

The rule in https://www.reddit.com/r/HighQualityGifs/wiki/submission_criteria simply says "No personal watermarks."

So if I can't have my name flash for 1 second, but others can, you should strongly reconsider how you are enforcing this policy, or even better get rid of this silly rule within a rule that is restrictive to the point that it dissuades people from submitting their content here.

Is this something we as a community could reconsider?

Thanks for coming to my TED talk,

-Quick

Edit: I appreciate replies from mods who were direct and provided their reasoning. I appreciate everyone’s stance, and would like to see more flexibility in this rule in the future. I only take issue with the rule, not the mods. So, thank you again for taking the time to talk to me.

22 Comments
2022/05/15
22:32 UTC

3,167

It’s Sunday My Dudes

60 Comments
2022/05/15
19:35 UTC

225

MRW I found out someone at work hates the same things as me

8 Comments
2022/05/15
14:32 UTC

1,799

Riddles in the Dark? Ain't nobody got time for that!

45 Comments
2022/05/15
14:04 UTC

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