27 July, 2019

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4 Best Screen To GIF Recording Free Software

Screen recorder that saves the output as GIF animation for Windows can help you to capture screen activity and use the result in illustration tutorials. You can also create a funny GIF for sharing using these free software. The best and free GIF creators software with the special feature are listed here.
  • Best when the length of recording is relatively small.
  • Animation start playing as soon as the image load.
  • Size is small compared to video.
  • GIF animations easily grab social media attention and have more click ratio.
  • Automatic playback of animation and unlimited looping.
Record screen activity to create GIF animations. If you are a blogger, animations get a huge response on social media. Irrespective of browser and platform, animations start immediately.
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4 Best Screen To GIF Recording Free Software
All the given software work on Windows OS and are free for personal use.


LICEcap can easily save your screen activity as a GIF image animation. Resize the recording window with drag and drop. A very small but extremely useful software for Windows.
  • Drag the window to resize the recording area.
  • Control frames per second to change the quality of animation and size of the file.
  • Hide or show mouse pointer in the recording.
  • Can show the elapsed time in recording.
  • Installation file size is 181 kb. 
Download LICEcap


Excellent screen recording application which is an easy yet powerful application. You don't need anything else. The best thing is, you can edit the GIF animation and edit every frame.
sceen capture and save as gif
  • Resizable window
  • Built-in image editor.
  • Play animation and delete unwanted frames.
  • Add text, annotations.
  • Show or hide mouse cursor and clicks.
  • Hotkeys for the record, pause and stop.
  • Adjust frames per second.
  • Detects unchanged pixel while encoding to reduce the final size of the image.
  • Predefine number of times the image animation should be looped or repeat forever. 
Download ScreenToGIF


The completely different approach towards recording screen, editing the animation and creating an excellent quality image. The interface is different and has some unique features.
  • 3 different set of FSP
  • Hide or show mouse cursor in animation.
  • What makes GifCam unique is its 'Frame' button. You can record the activity frame by frame. Every single frame is capture only after you click the 'Frame' button. This way you don't have to do your recording activity in a continuous manner.
  • Just prepare the screen and press the 'Frame' button. Then prepare for the next screen and press the button. You can create a complete animation this way.
  • You can save the image in different colors making the image completely stand out.
256 colors
20 colors
  • You can directly export the animation in AVI video format.
  • Edit feature allows you to delete any particular frame.
Download GifCam


It is not a dedicated GIF maker but you can easily create GIF animations with PhotoScape. It does not record the screen activity but allows you to create a gif image from the set of many images. 
You just provide a set of images may or may not be a sequence, it creates a gif from them.
phtoscape add trasition to gif
  • Various transition effect between two images
  • control final size of the image.
Download PhotoScape

What type of tool do you use for recording screencast? Do you know, you can record screen activity by using VLC Media Player. 
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  1. A tip for ScreenToGif, just right click in the Record button. There is a Snap and FullScreen capture.

    1. Thanks for the info.This makes recording screen easy.

  2. Which of these work in Mac and Linux? I know licecap works in Windows and Mac...