Image GIF APIs

List of the Image GIF APIs on the web.

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About GIF APIs

GIFs offer a site and its users a fun way to communicate emotions, ideas, and jokes. The easiest way to incorporate them and stickers onto a website or into an application is through an API linked to a GIF repository.

What is a GIF?

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Steve Wilhite first created these animated images in 1987, and they are still a popular way of expressing sentiment online. A GIF may be a still image like a JPEG or PNG, but GIFs stand out because they can be animated. Unlike video files, a GIF does not include sound. GIFs are more like flipbooks and can consist of more than one image in a sequence.

How does a GIF API work?

APIs used to call GIFs can be in many languages such as JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, iOS, and Android. An HTTP request featuring a description is sent from the requester to the host site. An API key is usually required, and return parameters determine how many results come back for the search.

Who are GIF APIs for?

An API that calls on a GIF search engine is helpful for web developers for sites of all kinds. Application devs find them useful as well. Developers can offer GIFs anywhere on the front end where user-generated content is available, such as social media posts, blogging sites, and comment forms. Likewise, site developers can utilize back-end calls for finding the perfect GIF when creating pages and posts.

Why is an API for GIFs necessary?

When building sites, writing articles or comments, or posting to social media, it can be time-consuming to insert a GIF if an API is unavailable. A user would have to go off-site to a GIF search engine, scroll through numerous images to find the image conveying the intended meaning, copy the code, and go back to the origin site to insert it.

Furthermore, some sites do not allow the copy and pasting of images or code, so it would not be possible to insert a GIF at all. An API avoids this issue by providing access to the most popular ones from inside the website or app.

What can a developer expect from a GIF API?

Developers can expect these APIs to search through the most popular GIFs and stickers through one or more search engines and return them to the end-user on their application or website. Some APIs also allow for GIF creation.

Are there examples of free GIF APIs?

  1. MojiPop
  2. Giphy
  3. Memeados
  4. Mojitok Stickers
  5. Guggy


All Image GIF APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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