Found a nice GIF image and you want to extract its frames? GIF Scrubber is one of the GIF extraction tools you can use for this. In addition to the frames extraction, it also allows you to play or view animated GIF in a number of speed levels. It’s a Chrome extension, though, so you’ll have to use the browser to be able to extract GIF frames with it.
GIF Scrubber adds an option to the Chrome’s context menu which is visible everytime you right-click on a GIF image.
Select and click on the option, and its GIF player will appear in its own window. First it will download the image and then extract the frames.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the player has a number of speed options placed below the viewer panel, including a pause button to stop playing the animation.
The explode icon on the top left side of the player is the tool that extracts all of the frames of the animated GIF. After the GIF is extracted, you can save all or any of the images. The drawback is, there is no option to download or save all of the extracted images at once. You have to do it one by one–which is a pain in my case since the animated GIF above contains around 25 images. While a separate bulk image downloader can be used to handle this issue, it would be much nicer if the extension provides an option to batch download the images.
The extension can also be set to scrub a GIF image automatically once the image is opened within Chrome. Additionally, you can open the player/scrubber in tabs instead of windows, which is a nice option to have if you want to open multiple GIF images at a time.
Version tested: GIF Scrubber 2.30