Exporting your banners to GIF

Once you’re happy with your banners and would like to export them to GIF, WebM, MP4 or animated WebP file you can click the Export to GIF/Video button in the Bannerify header. This will open the GIF/Video export settings.

Including or excluding banners in your export. By default, all of the frames in your Figma file that are loaded into Bannerify as banners will be included in your export; if you would like to exclude any banners from being included, you can toggle the Export switch in any banner’s timeline header to “off”; this will hide that banner’s timeline and also exclude it from being added to any exports.

Exporting to animated WebP image

After you’ve clicked the Export to GIF/Video and configured your export settings, you can click the Export WebP button at the bottom of the export panel to begin exporting your banners from Figma to animated WebP images. This will export your animated banners to animated WebP image files.

Browser Support. Due to browser compatibility issues, WebP videos can only be exported using Chrome or the Figma Desktop App.

Configuring GIF export settings

Flagging transparent backgrounds for GIFs. By default, your GIF exports won’t include transparent backgrounds. If your GIF does require transparency, please add the word transparent anywhere in your banner (parent Figma frame) layer name.

Infinitely loop playback

Enabling the infinitely loop playback option will export GIFs that continuously loop their animation timeline forever. If you disable this setting, your GIFs will play through their animation timeline once, and then freeze on the final frame of the animation. This option only applies to GIF exports.

Frames Per Second

You can change the framerate of your GIF exports by using the Frames Per Second select box options. You can select from the FPS options below:

  • 60 FPS (Ludicrous Mode)
  • 30 FPS (Ultra Smooth)
  • 24 FPS (Smooth)
  • 18 FPS (Less Smooth)
  • 12 FPS (Least Smooth)
  • 6 FPS (Jittery)
Higher FPS will take longer to render. Please note that more frames will take longer to export and ouput larger file sizes. For example, exporting a 5 second timeline at 24 FPS will render out 120 frames per banner.

Lossless or lossy compression

By default, GIFs are exported with Lossless compression, which means that the file size is kept low without any noticeable quality loss. If you require even smaller GIFs (at the expensive of some quality loss), you can enable Lossy compression instead, and adjust the custom compression quality slider to your needs.

Setting advanced dithering options. If you know what you’re doing, you can customise the type of dithering that’s used in your GIF export by changing the image dithering dropdown selector option in the GIF export settings panel.

Downloading the final GIF .zip file

After Bannerify has finished processing your banners, you’ll be shown a confirmation message; you can download your .zip file containing your exported banners by clicking the Download your .zip file button.

Saving file downloads from Figma If you're using the Figma desktop app, you'll see a prompt appear to download your file. However, if you're using Figma in a web browser, your file will automatically be downloaded to your computer by default (usually to the Downloads directory on your computer).

Opening your GIF .zip file

After you’ve downloaded your .zip file from Figma to your computer, you can open your file explorer to the directory where it was saved. Double clicking on the exported .zip file will unzip the contents and let you use your banners however you like.