Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How can I make an animated gif of recorded screen activity? Can someone refer me to a decent free or affordable utility that I canuse to create one?

For example, this gif that i found is remarkably small:

enter image description here

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 3 down vote accepted

There is no free "All-in-one solution" for screen recording in gif. You can use any screen recorder to capture in video format and then use some tools to convert video file to gif.

One possible solution:

  1. Use CamStudio Portable to record your screen activities to AVI.

  2. Use VirtualDubMod to convert the AVI to a sequence of images (PNG).

  3. Use Easy Graphic Converter to convert the PNGs to GIFs.

  4. Use UnFREEz to create an animated GIF from the images.

Source: Screen recording in animated .gif format.

share|improve this answer
add comment

I have had good results with FastStone Capture (saves as WMV), combined with Movie to Animated GIF Converter. An online conversion site such as http://www.video2gif.net may also help.

Edit: If I'm not mistaken, Camtasia Studio (not the same as CamStudio) can output recordings as animated GIFs directly.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.