Chrome Extension To Control Speed of Animated GIFs, Extract Frames of GIFs

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GIF Scrubber is a handy Chrome extension that helps to play online animated gifs. Although web browsers can play online animations with default speed, but this Chrome extension lets you play online animated gifs with different speeds and in reverse order as well. You can play animation in a very slow motion or in a faster than normal speed.

Apart from this, it also lets you extract all the frames of animated gif which you can save to PC as well. Extracted frames are saved in a zip file (in png format) and you can use any of those frames, wherever you want.

GIF Scrubber to play animated gif with different speed

Screenshot above shows an animated gif that helps to understand how you can view animation in different speeds using GIF Scrubber.

You might want to look at these 4 screen recorder extensions for Google Chrome.

How To Play Animated GIF With Different Speeds Using GIF Scrubber?

Working with this GIF player extension is an easy task. The very first thing you have to do is install this extension on your Chrome browser. I have placed its download link at the end of this review.

To play animation with this extension, simply right-click on an animated gif, and you will find GIF Scrubber option in context menu, just like visible in screenshot below. Click this option to open gif player to play that animation. Immediately after clicking on that option will open a new Chrome window and it will extract that animation to play.


You can find different speed buttons (.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, and 8x) and a play/pause button to play that animation in selected speed. Apart from this, you can even play animated gif in reverse order using the buttons available to the left of Play button.

play animated gif

If you want to extract frames of playing gif, then you can use explode option. All frames will be extracted as still images on same page. From those images, you can choose any image that you want to save. Just right-click on a particular image and use Save as option. But, if you have to download all extracted frames in one go, simply use Download button. It will download a zip archive of extracted frames which will be saved to default location on your PC .

Options Available In GIF Scrubber Chrome Extension:

Some options can be enabled/disabled according to your requirement. Such as:

  • You can control gif play using your mouse.
  • You can open gif player to play animated gif in a new tab, instead of new window.
  • You can loop animation to repeat continuously, etc.

Gif Scrubber- Options


I found GIF Scrubber very interesting, as it can play animation with variable speeds. It is helpful if you want to view a fast-moving animation actions in slow motion or in reverse mode as well. Extracting all the frames and feature to save those frames are quite beneficial also.

Get GIF Scrubber.

Check out these 4 free software to record screen as animated gif.

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