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iNvid02
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(05-01-2013, 08:15 PM)
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hard G or gtfo

i dont think making gifs will get any easier than this. its a small and portable app. you just size the window to what you want to capture and hit record. you can choose between 5 colour reduction formats including 256 colours, 20 colouirs, grayscale or monochrome.

it does some trickery to keep the filesize down like adding greenscreen and drawing only the different pixels, and adding a delay if it detects an identical frame to the previous one.

editing mode is pretty simple but works really well, just scroll along and right click to delete and delay frames. for some quick and dirty gifs its ideal.




you can download it and optionally donate a couple of bucks to the creator here (Win XP/Vista/7/8 only)
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/?page_id=21

similar app for OS X (thanks dalVlatko): http://www.cockos.com/licecap/

tips

- When recording a video from website you can zoom out the browser page to capture a smaller gif size.
- When recording a video select high quality option that will generate a wider green screen area than a low quality and reduce gif size.
- The less color the gif has the less gif size you get try to balance the quality with the size.
- "Delete even frames” is your tool to delete half the frames and keep the animation (reasonable).
- clicking stop and then record will resume where you left off. to start fresh click new under the save drop down menu
- abload and minus are good image hosts for gifs, they come with 10mb and 15mb filesize limits
- before posting a GIF ask yourself "Is this a good gif?" if no, do not post. if yes, post. - TehGoatBurglar




with this app you can expect to make things like this:



but not this:

Last edited by iNvid02; 05-02-2013 at 04:27 PM.
iNvid02
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(05-01-2013, 08:19 PM)
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some potential features for a future update

A lot of ideas and works have to be done to improve GifCam, any suggestions are welcome, here are some features I’m planning to do for the next version:

Opening gif file for editing.
Adding text.
Resizing frames.
Drawing GreenScreen (“cinemagraphs” making only one part of the gif move).
Drawing colorful part (Making a colorful part of a grayscale gif ).
Adding more edit options (move/import/reverse frames..).

Woody Invincible
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(05-01-2013, 08:20 PM)
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That's awesome! Now for the world to meet my cat, Gummi!
Sinatar
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(05-01-2013, 08:20 PM)
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Can you add text with it?

EDIT: NM, looks like it's coming in the future.
ZedIndyLil
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(05-01-2013, 08:21 PM)
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That interface looks really slick.
Nemesis_
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(05-01-2013, 08:21 PM)
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I get the feeling that this couldn't touch making a GIF from the actual file source, but I guess it's good for those who don't know or can't be bothered to do it any other way.
Lionel Mandrake
(05-01-2013, 08:22 PM)
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That's pretty cool looking.
DrEvil
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(05-01-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Wow, just tested it out - fantabulous.... has some issues with higher framerates, but that's alright for what it is.
iNvid02
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(05-01-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sinatar

Can you add text with it?

not yet, but he says its something hes planning for the next version. with those features listed above this could become a really versatile app. could replace microsoft cliplets too
Alcotholic
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(05-01-2013, 08:23 PM)
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The whole process of making a gif. seems so laborious. I'd give this a shot though. Looks good.
strafer
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(05-01-2013, 08:23 PM)
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I'm waiting for Sunhi to do something. <.<
SmithnCo
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(05-01-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Very cool. I'll have to try it out.
Milchjon
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(05-01-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Good gosh. Works pretty well.
Hoo-doo
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(05-01-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Testing!



Looks to be working just fine. GAF will never be the same.
OnPoint
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(05-01-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hoo-doo

Testing!



Looks to be working just fine. GAF will never be the same.

GIFception
The Faceless Master
(05-01-2013, 08:24 PM)
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revolutionary!
CoffeeJanitor
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(05-01-2013, 08:24 PM)
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Oh my god

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NotTheGuyYouKill
(05-01-2013, 08:25 PM)
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I asked for this.

THE FUTURE IS HERE.
Like the hat?
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(05-01-2013, 08:25 PM)
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Sweet deal
Stellactic
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(05-01-2013, 08:25 PM)
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A gif within a gif. We must go deeper.
Rebel Leader
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(05-01-2013, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotTheGuyYouKill

I asked for this.

THE FUTURE IS HERE.

Now we're playing with power
TimeEffect
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(05-01-2013, 08:26 PM)
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SimpsonsGAF, are you seeing this?
Plywood
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(05-01-2013, 08:26 PM)
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Now you all have no excuses to use tumblr .gifs.
Zombie James
(05-01-2013, 08:27 PM)
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This has great potential. Trying GIF'ing part of YouTube video and the framerate is way to low and the playback speed is also too slow, though.
LiveFromKyoto
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(05-01-2013, 08:27 PM)
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OS X?

....NoS X :(
spats
(05-01-2013, 08:27 PM)
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Pretty cool.
Funky Papa
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(05-01-2013, 08:27 PM)
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UMF pasties all over ma face.
Deadly Cyclone
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(05-01-2013, 08:28 PM)
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Blocked at work, I'll have to try when I get home. Work for Mac?
Chichikov
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(05-01-2013, 08:28 PM)
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Works great.

Seraphis Cain
bad gameplay lol
(05-01-2013, 08:28 PM)
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This is some internet-changing shit right here. Holy damn.
Radec
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(05-01-2013, 08:28 PM)
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holy shit, this little tool is awesome.

-Pyromaniac-
(05-01-2013, 08:30 PM)
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amazing
Watevaman
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(05-01-2013, 08:30 PM)
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Can it be used for fullscreen apps like games? If not i'll stick with fraps & pscs6
Voidguts
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(05-01-2013, 08:30 PM)
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man.. I was looking everywhere for a program like this last night. SO glad I didn't bite the bullet and download VirtualDub. I love you OP.
dubc35
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(05-01-2013, 08:31 PM)
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Sweet, looking forward to trying out when I get home.
Dennis
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(05-01-2013, 08:31 PM)
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This is some cheating bullshit.
Funky Papa
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(05-01-2013, 08:31 PM)
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Arrow/Banshee-GAF: ARE YOU SEEING THIS?
sans_pants
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(05-01-2013, 08:31 PM)
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i want that
Tugatrix
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(05-01-2013, 08:31 PM)
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perfect
strafer
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(05-01-2013, 08:32 PM)
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Divius
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(05-01-2013, 08:32 PM)
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kewl.

Fry
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(05-01-2013, 08:32 PM)
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making gifs was already a piece of cake. you guys are lazy bastards.
DiipuSurotu
(05-01-2013, 08:32 PM)
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RIP Chrome
EvilMario
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(05-01-2013, 08:33 PM)
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Works well enough. Will use.

FelixOrion
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(05-01-2013, 08:33 PM)
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Vince McMahon
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(05-01-2013, 08:33 PM)
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Works great!

sqwarlock
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(05-01-2013, 08:34 PM)
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This is actually pretty decent.

Borgnine
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(05-01-2013, 08:35 PM)
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TO THE YOUTUBE FAVORITES!

flamingotripod
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(05-01-2013, 08:35 PM)
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This works so well im surprised hes giving it away for free
SmithnCo
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(05-01-2013, 08:36 PM)
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Good, good.


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