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4:35 AM
I was about to ask what people use for various animated gifs showing what happens on their computer screen. It is often useful for reporting bugs or explaining how to do something.
I see that something like that was already mentioned in this chatroom:
Sep 25 '14 at 15:26, by Seth
Maybe I'm over excited about this, but I always used ffmpeg and imagemagik manually to create gifs.. It was a pain.
Q: Record screen to animated GIF on Linux (alternative to LICEcap)

Journeyman GeekI use LICEcap fairly extensively when answering questions on Stack Exchange - its a VERY intuitive tool for making gif-based screen captures You open the application, select an area to record, choose a filename to save it, and do your thing so it can record. However, this is Windows and OS X...

So judging by that post, an answer for me (on Windows) could be LICEcap.
Some other relevant posts tagged screen-recording+gif:
Q: Best software for recording GIFs screen captures with good quality and low sizes for forums

Masoud MoghaddamI'm not sure my question is related to this forum or Graphic Design forum. But I guess here is more suitable than there. I see many GIFs screens captures in StackExchange communities and forums that (mostly) have good quality with low size (e.g a gif screenshot with 1000 by 700 dimensions, is abo...

Q: Free screen recorder to animated GIF on Windows

Bad PittI'm looking for a free screen recorder to short animated GIFs for Windows. It needs to support: recording part of the screen displaying mouse clicks as dots edits (cuting, merging and reorganising) adding subtitles or other elements

Some answers here: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/7019/… You can always check the related questions even if they ask for a different OS. — user416 Sep 21 '16 at 12:47
Q: Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

ᔕᖺᘎᕊI'm looking for a free program that allows me to record my screen and save the 'video' as an animated GIF. This will be useful when making instructions / steps to do something. Requirements: free (preferably open-source) make a GIF that lasts for about 10 seconds runs on Snow Leopard - 10.6....

A: Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

grgI personally use and recommend LICEcap. Great interface: select a region of the screen and set the frame rate and destination for the gif. No time limit on length of gif. OS X and Windows (can use Wine for Linux). LICEcap also allows some further gif customisation, including adding title fr...

I remember that some time ago I was trying to do this with ffmpeg:
Q: How do I convert a video to GIF using ffmpeg, with reasonable quality?

Kamil HismatullinI'm converting a video to GIF file with ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i input.flv -ss 00:00:00.000 -pix_fmt rgb24 -r 10 -s 320x240 -t 00:00:10.000 output.gif It works great, but output gif file has a very low quality. Any ideas how can I improve quality of converted gif?

5:35 AM
Q: Is this strictly for software recomendation?

user4951For example, I use OBS and I had problems. Hardware encoding only works if I don't encode a lot and I wonder why they design it that way. Is that appropriate?


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