Hello, What do you use to record Gifs for demonstrations?

I see many people here like @levon @luke2 @fayewatson use gifs when answering, posting or replying.

I have mac osx.

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I’m using Windows 10, with ‘ScreenToGif’ and find it works really well in capturing, plus editor options to re-size, trim and some effects.
https://www.screentogif.com/

Unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be available on Mac.

I’ve heard Recordit is pretty solid and light to use, though I’ve not personally used it.
http://recordit.co/

Maybe someone can recommend a solid Mac OSX alternative.

Thank you.
I found this searching for alternatives to screentogif
but its not ideal because i cant record in fullscreen mode.

This might be handy to shuffle through to find a Mac version:

Thats exactly the site i used.

@anon65040322 I’m on a mac as well and use an app called “SnagIt” (it’s a one-time payment of $49.95). It has nearly every screenshot option you could think of (capture a region, capture the tab, capture fullscreen, capture full page, etc.). To record GIFs, you can select a region (or set to full screen) and record it as a video. Once it’s saved, there’s an option called “Video to GIF” in the app. I also use their screenshot drawing tools. It saves a ton of time! :slight_smile:

(For regular screenshots in the forum, I use the standard mac screenshot option: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + 4. This lets you capture a region and saves the screenshot to your clipboard. Then you can just hit “CTRL + V” to paste it directly in a forum reply - without needing to save/upload any screenshots from a folder).

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I’m using the free version of Gyazo https://gyazo.com available on Mac+Windows – click and drag a shape on your screen by selecting their PNG or GIF app launcher, immediately after that a PNG or GIF is uploaded to your Gyazo account in the cloud for use anywhere, as well as opened up in a new tab to save locally or share online. GIFs can be downloaded as MP4s but are limited to 7s on the free version, that’s the main con.

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