ScreenToGif - If a picture speaks 1000 words, a sequence speaks volumes.

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  1. Data

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    I would like to introduce to you ScreenToGif. A must have tool for users and professionals alike.

    I first came across ScreenToGif, because reporting bugs/issues is often convoluted, often lacking the necessary language to describe the problem experienced due to the technical nature of the problem or, where a picture speaks a thousand words and a screenshot simply just does not suffice to tell the story.

    I use it often to explain to someone how to achieve something in a software or OS or when bugs are experienced, it saves me a ton of typing and a few clicks do the job instead.

    ScreenToGif is simple to use, has a small learning curve and is more or less complete solution, so I highly recommend this tool.

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    Pros
    • Easy to learn and master
    • small footprint (2.59Mb) , one small executable which also makes it highly portable.
    • Supports recording to .gif format (playable in any browser) or .H264 (separate FFMPEG download required)
    • Has built in editor (supports transitions)
    • Capture from multiple sources (monitor, webcam, etc.).
    • Free (as in free beer) - If you like it, consider donating.
    • Easily available support (GitHub issues/Twitter)
    • Source code available for audit, modification, contribution, copy, distribution etc. (under Microsoft Public License)

    Cons
    • No support to upload to cloud/FTP/Image hosts
    • Some .gifs can become quite large
    Download:

    Support and chat:
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
    Data, Apr 17, 2017
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    How to Make a Simple Window Capture
    • Click the ScreenToGif executable and on the startup dialog
    • Click Recorder
    • Now click the target looking Icon and drag to snap into area you wish to capture.
    -> In this example I selected the full Dialog.
    • Now click the record button or press F7 to start Recording.
    • Do or duplicate what you need.
    • When ready click stop or press F8 to stop recording.
    -> An Editor Window should now open
    • Select the first Tab to the left named File.
    • Select Save As from toolbar at top.
    • Enter a path on right hand side to save to gif to.
    • Add a name and click Save or press Alt + E + Enter
     
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