How to Convert SWF to GIF for Free

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How to Convert SWF to GIF for Free
Download software from Adobe Marketplace to convert SWF to GIF. (Ryouchin/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Small Web Format (SWF) is an Adobe file extension for Shockwave Flash. Developed for Web efficiency, SWF implements video and vector-based images and sound to be viewed over the Web using Flash plug-in. In order to convert a SWF file into Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), you'll need to download a free file converter.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Go to Adobe Air Marketplace and search for "SWF to Animated GIF" (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Click "Download from Publisher." This will confirm that you have read and agreed to the conditions of the Consumer Marketplace Agreement.

  3. 3

    Click "Yes" to install Adobe Air.

  4. 4

    Click "Install."

  5. 5

    Click "Continue" and "I Agree."

  6. 6

    Click "Continue" if you are prompted for permission from Windows. The installation will take a few minutes to complete.

  7. 7

    Click "Open" and browse for the SWF file you want to convert.

  8. 8

    Click "Capture" to convert it to an animated GIF file.

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