I love Funny Mexican gifs ! They are my favorite thing on the internet and I always get excited when I see one pop up on a page or scrolling across my timeline. But there is so much talk about these GIFs and the culture that created them but not much explanation of what they actually are and why they are so great. That’s why we have this post all about Mexican GIFs. It will teach you everything you need to know: what they are, where they came from, how to code your own files in Gif Batch Studio, and some great examples of hilarious Mexican gif art.

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Funny Mexican Gifs :

1. The name “Mexican GIF” is borderline offensive.

For those of you who are curious as to what makes Mexican GIFs so funny and why we call them that, the answer is pretty simple. The term “Mexican Gif” was coined on an Encyclopedia Dramatica forum. They were created by a user named Totofluff (user name) and were originally uploaded to Tumblr by his friend “Feto”. As of this writing there are over 2,500 Mexican gifs uploaded to Tumblr and countless other sites around the internet. The description for each one states that they are a form of art from Mexico and thus, no one should be offended by the name or the art.

2. Mexican Gifs are memes and the art of the internet.

Last year, a Mexican Gif by Totofluff called “The Mexican Spiderman” went viral in Mexico. It got so much attention that it wound up on the cover of a magazine in Mexico City. Since then, the term “Meme” has been applied to Mexican Gifs to describe them as an art form that is seen all over the internet and shared between friends on social media. In other words, you can now make your own Mexican Gif if you have access to Gif Batch Studio but more on that later.

3. Mexican Gifs are hilarious.

Since they are so funny, there are many ways to make one and the creators of Mexican Gifs have a lot more ideas for the future. If you want to start making your own and submitting them to sites like Tumblr, Tumblr has a generator here but don’t forget to follow the rules! Here’s a few examples from Totofluff’s tumblr:

4. Mexican Gifs do not always have to be drawings or pictures.

The most obvious reason why Mexican Gifs are popular is because people love them as pictures but there is more to it than that. Mexican Gifs can be text, videos, songs and even code. If you can use a computer, you can make a Mexican Gif!

5. You can code your own Mexican Gifs in Gif Batch Studio.

I’m not sure how many people know about this but Mexican Gifs are actually a form of art created using the .GIF file format that was built into Windows 3.1 back in 1992. It wasn’t until much later when Apple added it to the Mac OS that they became popular and were made by both artists and the everyday internet user. In fact, since they were so easy to code, one of the first GIF art files ever created was simply titled “Art” and showed an image of a white square on top of a black background. 

It was created in 1995 by Greg Coerver and is still around today. So why does Gif Batch Studio come up repeatedly when people are creating Mexican Gifs? For starters, it’s easy to use and works on both Mac computers and Windows computers (and Linux if you prefer). All you have to do is to download the software from the link below, install it, drag and drop your images into the workspace, select your frames per second (1-30), choose your order for each image, add a new image and repeat until you have all the images in place. Then all you have to do is hit the “Render” button, sit back and watch your masterpiece come together.

6. Making Mexican Gifs can be a fun way to pass time.

One of my favorite activities is going through sites like Reddit or Imgur and looking for new Mexican Gifs that I haven’t seen before. This activity can be simple and mindless if you just want to zone out or it can also help you learn a thing or two about coding in general as well as how .GIF files are put together. Here are some examples of Mexican Gifs made using Gif Batch Studio:

7. The first use of a Mexican Gif is unclear.

The Wikipedia page for Mexican Gifs says that they may have been used as early as 2003 but I was only able to find one example with the name “Mexican Spiderman” in 2008 and that was uploaded by Totofluff.

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