For showing UI interactions like hover + click to expand, I've been animating and exporting gifs in photoshop. Wondering if there are lightweight tools out there that can help produce gifs more efficiently from series of images.
For recording the screen/outputting a .gif, I use LICEcap.
Interesting, I'll check it out. Thanks!
Originally I had installed LICEcap and my coworkers made fun of me because it looked so sketchy... I ended up finding http://www.gifgrabber.com/ which looks a bit more legit.
Don't judge a book by its cover. LICEcap is an amazing software :D
Haha, honestly I think it looks more sketchy.
The creator of LICEcap, Justin Frankel, is also the creator of Winamp and the Gnutella p2p network—all legit software.
Well, not sure how legally legit Gnutella was, but worked damn well!
I use OS X standard tool for recording (QuickTime –> New Screen Recording), then I edit recorded movie in GIF Brewery and export it in gif.
Recordit - http://recordit.co/
I use the same process Aleks uses and I've found that Gif Brewery gives the best results.
- GifBrewery gives you the best editing for long, "quality"* gifs.
- LICEcap is good but the quality gets pretty bad when there are lots of colors.
- Photoshop is good, but you're limited on tim
- GifRocket is good, but it's inconsistent in it's results and it's not being supported
I've tried a bunch of other stuff as well, but it was madness and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.
- I use the word "quality" loosely as it's still a gif
Seems like GifBrewery is a common choice, definitely checking it out.
I use LICEcap, but I can't stand its icon. Luckily, Chris Downer made a nice Yosemite-style replacement icon: https://dribbble.com/shots/1663619-LICEcap-Replacement-Icon
On OSX: Quicktime.
On OSX, Windows, and Linux: VLC Player.
GifCam - http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam/ Lightweight
Looks nice, but Windows only :(
Quicktime > Photoshop > Gif
Framer --> QuickTime --> GifBrewery
monosnap can also record screen and save as .gif https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monosnap/id540348655?mt=12