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Screen to Gif 2.7

Save desktop activity as an animated GIF

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server
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Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 April 2017
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Downloads To Date: 1000
Developer: NickeManarin
RSS News Feed: https://screentogif.codeplex.com/project/feeds/rss
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Screen to Gif
Save desktop activity as an animated GIF

Screen to Gif is a free portable tool which allows you to record desktop activity, edit it, then save the results as an animated GIF.

The program opens with a transparent resizable frame which you must position and resize around the area you'd like to record. You're also able to define how many frames per second your animation will use. (By default this is set to 15, although you can increase it to 40 if it's really necessary.)

Click Record (or press F7), then launch programs, open files or do whatever else you like, and Screen to Gif will record whatever happens within its frame. You can pause and resume this as required, with a click or a (customisable) hotkey.

Click Stop when you've finished and your recording appears in an editor. Your first steps here might be to trim it down to size, deleting unwanted sections from the start or end of the recording, and removing individual frames wherever you like.

You can then tweak what's left in a variety of ways, perhaps resizing or cropping your footage, slowing it down, inserting new frames, adding text captions, even applying a range of filters to one or all frames (Greyscale, Blur, Negative, Pixelate, Colour, Sepia).

Click Done when you're finished and Screen to Gif saves the results as an animated GIF, then offers to open the file for you.

What's new?

• You can now load recent projects, which have not been discarded.
• Automatic clean up of old projects, which have not been discarded yet (optional, check out your options).
• More options for keyboard shortcuts of the recorder.
• Keyboard shortcut for the discard action (when recording).
• Custom timing for the pre-start countdown.
• Custom delay for the transitions (now the app also remembers the latest transition length).
 

Bug fixes:

♦ If you open the app for the first time and try to load something, a crash occurs, caused by a property not properly initialized (TemporaryFolder).
♦ Several bugs related to high DPI scaling (including a known bug related to the crop feature).

Full Changelog

Verdict:

Screen to Gif only exports animated GIFs, and that limits what it can do (maximum 256 colours, no sound and so on). It's fine for simple animations, though - software tutorials, problem reports - and the program has some powerful editing tools to help you deliver the best possible results.

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