Image File Format Conversion API: How to Convert an Image to GIF Format using Java

2 min readMay 2, 2022


If you’re looking to incorporate a GIF format conversion tool, look no further — we’ve got you covered with our GIF Conversion API. You can take advantage of this API easily by following steps below to implement ready-to-run code provided in Java.

To begin installing the Java SDK with Maven, first add a reference to the repository in pom.xml:


Directly after that, add one to the dependency in pom.xml:


Almost done — time to add in the import classes & include the file conversion function:

// Import classes:
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiClient;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiException;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.Configuration;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.auth.*;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.ConvertApi;
ApiClient defaultClient = Configuration.getDefaultApiClient();// Configure API key authorization: Apikey
ApiKeyAuth Apikey = (ApiKeyAuth) defaultClient.getAuthentication("Apikey");
Apikey.setApiKey("YOUR API KEY");
// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)
ConvertApi apiInstance = new ConvertApi();
File imageFile = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Image file to perform the operation on. Common file formats such as PNG, JPEG are supported.
try {
byte[] result = apiInstance.convertToGif(imageFile);
} catch (ApiException e) {
System.err.println("Exception when calling ConvertApi#convertToGif");

All set. If you’re short a Cloudmersive API key, you can head to our website (Home — Cloudmersive APIs) and create a free account with a limit of 800 API calls per month.




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