Brush Ninja Animated Gif Creator

How to access downloaded animations on iOS

Save an Animated Gif

Brush Ninja works great on iOS devices like iPhone and iPad, but it’s not always clear how to access the generated files that have been saved.

To do this you need to:

  1. Press the ‘Save’ button.
  2. Press the ‘Save as animated gif’ button.
  3. Select the type of export you would like.
  4. Once it appears, press the ‘Save’ button.

Next one of 2 things will happen:

  1. In iOS Safari it will ask if you want to save the image or view it in the browser.
  2. In iOS Chrome it will open the animation in a new tab.

Once you have the animation visible you can do one of two things.

  1. You can press and hold on the animation and you will be given the option to save the image.
  2. You can press the share button in Safari (a box with an arrow pointing up out of it). You can then share it with whatever app you like.

If you save the file it will be added to your camera roll and be accessible through the photos app.

Save a .brushninja file

This works much the same way as above, however there is a problem with Chrome.

You can generate the save file, but the contents will open in a new tab. The only thing you can do with this is copy the data (use the share button to do this) and paste it in a text file, that you then save as a .brushninja file type.

One option might be to send yourself an email, or add the content to a file, but a file editor, but this would then need renaming in order for it to be loaded into the app.

This is not straight forward on an iPad/ iPhone so I would recommend using Safari for animating since everything ‘just works’.

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