Memes have transcended through the boulevard of the Internet. They range from subjects such as politics to college humor.
Meme culture has become an integral part of the modern Internet. It has become a big part of how we communicate online. They are not merely part of a niche, inside jokes anymore – Memes disseminate information across the masses, ranging from Spongebob memes to planned political campaigns.
To an average netizen, a meme is a funny video, photo, caption, or classic Rickroll. However, there is more to the origin of the word meme.
With its ancient greek connections, the word was coined by Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary scientist, who used it to describe meme theory in his book, The Selfish Gene.
Amongst the first to go viral on the Internet was the baby of a video dancing, originally posted on YouTube. It became a viral sensation across different formats, primarily seen on blogs, websites in the form of a GIF.
The worldwide web grew, and forums like 4chan, Ebaum’s world saw the early prevalence of memes. Early meme formats focused on captions on a photo, primarily with top and bottom text.
The Chuck Norris facts(hyperbolic demigod status to Chuck Norris, as a part of the Internet joke) made rounds worldwide.
After that, we rolled into 2007, pivoting to videos. And everyone was rick-rolled into watching the YouTube video of Rick Astley performing “Never Gonna Give You Up” as the song’s official music video.
As the harmless Internet prank picked up, you could find it prominently on forums like 4chan, Ebaum, and social media sites like MySpace and Orkut. Any suspicions during the link were either a rick-roll or malware, majorly the former.
To this day, Reddit has kept up the meme tradition, and you can find some rick-rolls now and then by the users.
Twitter and Tumblr were becoming the next destination in the new decade of the 2000s. People looked into something better than Facebook for humor and funnies in general.
Reddit and Instagram have been on the forefront ever since for the memes and giggles.
Creating memes is as easy as drinking water. All you need is a meme template, and place your text on it—the simplest form of memes.
There are several dozen meme-makers online for simple text on picture memes. Select a meme template, place text on it, and you are golden.
Moving to advanced memes, which includes the likes of videos and face morphs. They involve using certain easy to use meme video maker apps for Windows, which will be discussed later in this post.
Let’s move on to the free online meme-makers for now, which are the easiest to use.
Starting with amongst the oldest meme maker online that has been around for an extended period. There are two text boxes on the template by default, which can be bumped up as per your needs.
When you talk about an all-rounder online memes editor, Kapwing can fit the description. They have videos, gifs, pictures, and webcam recordings for memes.
Entermeme is more than just another meme maker online. You get an engaging community to connect with and share the hobby of memes.
For everyone looking to go offline and the extra mile with meme creation, certain windows apps do the job pretty well. Besides, online video meme-makers have a long way to go.
The thought of video editing makes many move on their chairs. It is considered an unfathomable and a rather tricky task, to begin with.
Apps like FilmForth have simplified it down to the last bit. You don’t need any kind of expertise in using computers. A general know-how and you have yourself a firm grip on the meme editor by IoForth.
Watermarks are an eyesore, and no one prefers them in their photos, videos. Free versions of various meme creator apps ask for money in order to remove them. On a polar opposite, FilmForth is free and does not put a watermark on any of your videos, photos.
Combine different video clips, pictures with a bouquet of transitions, filters, etc., to create a seamless video to share with your friends and colleagues. Merging clips is extremely easy with the edit feed that has various clips into different blocks of content.
Each frame deserves a sentiment of its own. Add pictures on top of your videos and photos. They come in handy with memes where a face can be morphed into a person’s face in a meme. Personalize and make the memes come alive for your group. Get in with those inside jokes.
Online meme editor apps often have certain limits for free users. Publish all your memes with few simple clicks and forget about the online meme editors.
There can be a plethora of reasons why you would want to detach audio from a video. It can range from low sound quality to doing a complete voice-over for tutorials.
Detaching the audio is the easiest part. Click on the Detach Audio button, and it will be done in a few seconds. Add your audio by using the add audio button.
Editing videos with FilmForth is easier than you would imagine. There are no hidden settings, as we have already discussed. Everything is right on the screen.
Step 1. On the home screen, click on the New Project button for editing a new video.
It will open the dashboard where you can edit both videos and photos. You can either manually browse to locate the media or simply drag n drop the file that needs to be edited.
Step 2. Here, we have taken a video from a free video repository for the sake of a demonstration.
Step 3. After the video has been loaded; now it is time to tweak the video as per your liking.
Since there is no audio in the video, let’s start from there.
Step 4. Click on the + button, which says Add Audio. There you will come across two ways to add a video.
First, add a local audio file, or add a voice over to the video. While the former has a suggested tab, which recommends music from its library, it can be added.
The latter comes in handy when doing a tutorial or a presentation video of sorts. Professional creators who are just starting out can really take advantage of the feature.
Step 5. Once you are done selecting the audio, there is room for further adjustments.
Don’t like the entire audio track? Trim it down to your favorites and add it to them instead.
Some music tracks can be slower than you would have anticipated. The slogging tempo can throw off the momentum of the entire video. Speed the audio up to 4x. Additionally, you can slow it down to 0.25x as well.
Fade in and fade out the audio as you tread through the video. Control the audio volume as well, as the overpowering volume levels can sometimes put off the viewers.
As the audio part has tidied up, let’s move to the visual aspect.
Step 1. Add a picture, face, or anything to the video. The face comes in useful for creating memes, where a face is added on top of another face.
Step 2. Click on the Add Pic in Pic button and browser the picture that you want to add to the video.
After adding the pic, you can flip the pic through the Flip option; set a time duration for which the picture will appear in the video through the Set Start button.
Add subtitles, captions to the video through the Text option, which can be accessed by clicking on the Text option from the project’s home screen.
Step 1. Click on the Add Text button in the Text dashboard, and a text box will appear on the screen.
Step 2. Type in the text you wish to add while choosing the appropriate font, size.
Step 3. Click outside the box, and the text will appear on the video. You can place it anywhere on the screen as per your requirements.
In case you want to add different captions for various segments of the video, you can trim the duration of the caption through Set Start and Set End options. Alternatively, resize the blue text bar from the editor feed to set the segment duration for the text.
Click on the video feed, which is the topmost layer. Head to the Edit option from the home screen of the project.
Step 1. Add effects or filters to the video for providing aesthetic flair to the video. Effects are ranging from the retro 1977 to the pre-industrial era Willow.
Step 2. Flip the video turning it from left to right, or vice-versa. The flip will invert the video, which will make it seem like a video from a different point of origin.
Step 1. You can also Rotate the video by clicking on the Rotate button. Every click on the button rotates it by 90 degrees to the right or clockwise.
Step 2. Remove the audio by clicking the Detach Audio option, which will erase, mute any video that is contained in the video by default.
Once everything is wrapped up, and you feel content with the video edit, it’s time to save it. Save the video by clicking on the Save Video button present on the project’s home screen.
There are a handful of video qualities in which you can publish your video. Over time 1080p has become the bare minimum for video content and platforms, while 4K is catching up.
After selecting the export location, it will take a couple of seconds or minutes to save, depending on the video’s size.
A meme editor/creator app for Windows that has all over 250 meme templates in its collection. Overall the user interface is pretty easy to use for creating a classic text-based meme.
The interface is relatively easy to use as compared to other meme creator apps.
Pin your favorite memes to the Start screen and share a laugh every time.
With the sharing option, share your memes directly with your friends, family through social media, email, or cloud(OneDrive)
Meme Generator Suite is a modern meme creator app for Windows that ticks all the right boxes. The extensive collection of memes will enthrall you.
Over 100,000 meme templates to choose from, thanks to this online library.
If you want to share memes on Reddit, create a meme and upload them directly to Imgur.
Create instant memes of yourself by capturing yourself through the Webcam and getting down to meme business.
Memes are fun, and creating them should feel them the same. While online meme makers have undoubtedly impressed with its ingenuity, it lacks the wholesome touch.
Offline meme creator apps have certainly picked up the pace in recent times. Download them once, and you are ready to make some humor content.
Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.