Screen GIF – With their small sizes and impressive versatility, it is safe to say that GIFs (short for Graphics Interchange Formats) are the perfect compromise between a single image and a short video.
This said, there is clearly no shortage of apps out there that make it possible for you to create GIFs using images from your computer.
With a more than self-explanatory name, Screen GIF is a minimalist yet efficient piece of software designed from the ground up to help you record your screen activity and directly transform the frames into GIFs.
Minimalist appearance and straightforward workflow
Upon first launching this lightweight app, you are greeted by a resizable main window that features a minimalist user interface. Right off the bat, it becomes evident that the main window’s exterior limits represent the actual recording area that allows you to capture your screen activity.
It does not take long to figure out how to get started working with this app, as you only need to position the main window and resize it, so it fits your desired frame.
Then, you can simply click the familiar red-dotted button to start your recording. Finishing the actual process can be accomplished just as easily by pressing the button mentioned above once more.
Capture GIFs directly from your screen with this small app
We would not go as far as to say that this app offers you a lot of editing options, but it clearly offers more than it may meet the eye at first. Besides the designated button for starting and finishing the recordings, you might also discover a smaller, and even more unobtrusive button. Press it and you are instantly met by a drop-down menu that offers you access to the app’s Options menu.
Within this menu, you can take advantage of various GIF optimization methods, reduce the sizes of your GIFs and even convert them to grayscale. In addition, you should also know that app enables you to create GIFs that play in an infinite loop, as well as to start, pause and terminate the recording process using the F8, F9 and F10 keys.
Simplicity at its finest
It may not be the most feature-packed or stylish app out there, but as far as screen recorders go, this is what you would call a very intuitive software solution. All in all, if you want to record your screen activity to GIFs then you should definitely give Screen GIF a quick try, especially that chances are it will not disappoint you.