Brush Ninja Animated Gif Creator

How to Save your Animation

Saving an animation in Brush Ninja takes a few forms.

Saving and Loading

Animations you create in Brush Ninja can be saved, and reloaded so that you can continue working on the animation at a later date. This is the recommended way to work on an in progress animation.

To save an animation for reopening later you should:

  1. Press the Save button in the top menu
  2. Select the Save the Ninja animation file option

This will create a .brushninja file that you will download to your computer (probably your downloads folder) and then you should move to somewhere safe such as your Documents folder.

Loading an animation is as simple as:

  1. Press the Open button in the top menu
  2. Press the Choose a Brush Ninja file button and select your file
  3. Press Open and then wait for it to load

Saving in the browser

Brush Ninja will attempt to save your animation in the browser. This should be considered a safeguard/ backup. It mostly works but occasionally animations will not save in the browser so work could be lost if you rely on this. In addition - in some places, such as schools and libraries, data stored in the browser gets cleared when the browser is closed. So this method is not reliable.

Top tip If you are working on something important, for example school work, make sure you save a .brushninja file.

Saving an Animated Gif

Animated Gifs are the reason you visit Brush Ninja. These can be saved by:

  1. Press the Save button in the top menu
  2. Select the Save as Animated Gif option

Saving an MP4 Video file

Brush Ninja does not support saving movie files, but these are needed for certain platforms such as Instagram and SeeSaw.

To address this we have made a “simple” app for converting animated Gifs to movies. You can use it on this very website.

Saving other file types

Brush Ninja supports a variety of export types. You can save gifs, single images, or a zip file with all the frames ready to use. You can find these other formats by clicking Save and then the more + button.

There’s more information about the types of save formats here.

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