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This article was published on September 10, 2014

    GifDeck is a super easy way of transforming SlideShares into animated GIFs

    GifDeck is a super easy way of transforming SlideShares into animated GIFs
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    File and presentation-hosting platform SlideShare launched way back in 2006, letting users upload PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenDocument files to share publicly or privately, and was acquired by LinkedIn in a $119 million deal back in 2012.

    Indeed, SlideShare remains a popular tool for sharing presentations with others, but a new tool called GifDeck brings an interesting new feature into the mix by letting you switfly transform your decks into easy-to-share animated GIFs.

    Here’s how it works.

    Simply grab a SlideShare URL, I used this one, and paste it into GifDeck. Click the ‘Settings’ icon to alter the interval between the differenct slides, or stipulate the number of slides you wish to show and their size.

    FireShot Screen Capture #280 - 'GifDeck' - gifdeck_in
    SlideShare to GIF

    Hit ‘Save’, and then you can upload the GIF anywhere you wish. For example, it could be embeded inline within an email to play automatically, or even inserted into a tweet where it will display as a playable media.

    Alternatively, you could just embed it into a blog post like I have done below, though it’s probably just as easy to grab the original iFrame code and embed it that way.

    At any rate, it is a super-easy tool to use that should find some fans.

    GifDeck

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