This is a guest post written by Shah, a professional writer and blogger .
GIF is an acronym that stands for Graphics Interchange Format. It is a technique that allows viewers to see an animated image that is actually a combination of several images. GIFs have become extremely popular among advertisers and designers to create banners that appear to be moving or animated. An image is worth a thousand words they say. You can certainly add a few more of these words by getting an animated avatar for yourself. These images continue to make repetitive movements in a sequence to give the illusion of being live. They have proved wonderful in catching the attention of the people and visitors to websites. You do not need to have special software or image editing tools in order to create and edit GIFs as there are many websites on internet that do it for you for free. This article takes a closer look at some of the best websites to create free animated GIFs.