Python GIF

Open-source Python projects categorized as GIF

Top 17 Python GIF Projects

  • moviepy

    Video editing with Python

  • Project mention: Show HN: Revideo – Create Videos with Code | | 2024-04-15

    Hey HN! We’re building Revideo (, an open source toolkit that lets you programmatically create and export videos with the animation library Motion Canvas ( This is useful whenever you want to build apps that automate certain video tasks, which is increasingly possible using AI tools - for instance, one of our first users is building an app that turns code documentation into video tutorials.

    Revideo extends Motion Canvas with features that are essential for creating video, such as the ability to export audio tracks, a nodejs package for headless, parameterized & much faster rendering, and audio components that make audio editing and syncing easier. While Motion Canvas aims to be a standalone editor [1], we want to build a set of libraries that lets developers integrate video editing functionality into their apps. Our goal is to provide an open-source alternative to Remotion (

    At the start of this year, we explored a bunch of product ideas in the space of AI-based video creation. For example, we’ve built apps that automatically create educational short videos and have experimented with automatically A/B testing and personalizing video ads.

    While building these products, we were frustrated with the video editing frameworks we used: Moviepy (, which we relied on initially, doesn’t offer a way to preview your videos, so we’d often have to wait minutes for a video to render to test our code changes. Remotion (, which we switched to later, is really good, but we didn’t want to rely on it as it is not open source (source-available only). That’s why we decided to build Revideo.

    We’d already been following Motion Canvas for some time and really liked using it, so we thought that extending it would get us to something useful much faster than building an animation library from scratch. Initially, we tried to build our features as Motion Canvas plugins, but this did not provide enough flexibility to achieve the desired functionality. Additionally, video-specific features (such as audio support) were generally considered out of scope by the Motion Canvas maintainers, which is why we ultimately ended up creating a fork. We’re unsure if this is the right way to go in the long term, and would prefer to find a way to build Revideo without diverging from Motion Canvas too much - if you have suggestions on how to solve this, we’d love your input.

    Compared to Remotion, which builds on top of React, Motion Canvas uses the HTML Canvas API and makes you define animation flows with generator functions. Its API is more “procedural”, as it makes you define the things that happen in your animation as a sequence of yields, whereas Remotion gives you a frame number and lets you declare how your video should look like at that frame.

    Our current focus is improving the open source project. In the long term, we want to make money by building a rendering service for developers building apps with Revideo. Such a service would offer a pretty similar deployment experience to Vercel, but instead of web apps, we let developers deploy Revideo projects and expose a rendering endpoint for them. Letting us manage the infrastructure will allow us to offer much faster rendering, as we can massively parallelize rendering jobs on our servers (e.g. spinning up 100 headless browsers that render 100 frames each to render a video with 10,000 frames).

    We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions! You can find our repo at, We’ve also released an example video editing app at Thank you!

    [1] “Motion Canvas is not a normal npm package. It's a standalone tool that happens to be distributed via npm.” -

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  • qrcode

    💮 amazing QRCode generator in Python (supporting animated gif) - Python amazing 二维码生成器(支持 gif 动态图片二维码)

  • gif-for-cli

  • gif

    The matplotlib Animation Extension

  • durdraw

    Versatile ASCII and ANSI Art text editor for drawing in the Linux/Unix/macOS terminal, with animation, 256 and 16 colors, Unicode and CP437, and customizable themes

  • Project mention: FLaNK Weekly 08 Jan 2024 | | 2024-01-08
  • pi-timelapse

    Time-lapse app for Raspberry Pi computers.

  • pypeek

    Peek screen recorder and screenshot with annotations

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • website-to-gif

    GitHub Action to turn your website into a GIF :camera:

  • Project mention: website-to-gif: A GH Action to turn a webpage into a GIF | /r/opensource | 2023-10-23
  • NFT-Image-Generator

    Utility to generate a large collection of unique images along with metadata. Able to automatically deploy on IPFS. (by sem)

  • To-ASCII

    Convert videos, images, gifs, and even live video to ASCII art! (Now with color support)

  • GifReversingBot

    A Reddit bot that reverses gifs

  • gifterm

    View animated .GIF files in a text console. Linux/Mac/Windows

  • Project mention: FLaNK Weekly 08 Jan 2024 | | 2024-01-08
  • ttygif

    A modern text to gif tool. For use in headless ci/cd environments providing themed output for documentation.

  • r2tg_bot

    A Reddit bot that uploads video or GIF files to Telegram

  • topzemen

    Floating Pictures on your Screen

  • Project mention: Ask HN: What apps have you created for your own use? | | 2023-12-12

    I created adult entertainment apps to organize and have fun with images and videos:

    - RuGiVi: - Browse your collection of images on an endless screen. Tested with more than 700.000 images at once!

    - Fapel System: - Organize your adult images and videos by just using hardlinks and directories.

    - TopZemen: - Let the images float on your screen or rain down next to your browser window.

    - Fplyr: - An audio player to play moaning sounds in the background.

    Everything for Ubuntu Linux and in parts also for Windows!

  • Cellular-Automatons

    This repository focuses on studying and showcasing interesting patterns emerging from simple rules random motion algorithms. It contains a Conway's Game of life made in Python and a second algorithm for an animation of random walk algorithms on a 2D plane.

  • conway

    Conway's game of life in a Python GIF exporter. (by linguini1)

  • SaaSHub

    SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews. SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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What are some of the best open-source GIF projects in Python? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 moviepy 11,993
2 qrcode 10,281
3 gif-for-cli 2,917
4 gif 649
5 durdraw 628
6 pi-timelapse 290
7 pypeek 199
8 website-to-gif 106
9 NFT-Image-Generator 91
10 To-ASCII 61
11 GifReversingBot 41
12 gifterm 28
13 ttygif 22
14 r2tg_bot 13
15 topzemen 3
16 Cellular-Automatons 1
17 conway 0

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