Veronica BelmontDestroyer of Worlds (and PM at Disco)

What's the easiest way to create GIFs for the web?

I've had to download all different kinds of video tools and add-ons to make GIFs, but is there an easier way? A "one stop shop" if you will?
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    Giphy Capture

    Turn anything on your screen into a GIF!

    Ryan Hoover76Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    Giphy Capture is the best GIF-creation tool I've tried... and I've used a few. 😉 My favorite part is the ability to crop the GIF and modify the size/frame rate so it's not too large (pro tip: Twitter won't accept GIFs larger than 10MB).
    Adam KazwellProduct manager/observer · Written
    Great for capturing video / creating gifs on the desktop
    schmidtecdeveloper, schmidtec · Written
    From Twitter support page: What are the size and file type requirements? Photos can be up to 5MB; animated GIFs can be up to 5MB on mobile, and up to 15MB on web. Hi Ryan!!
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    CloudApp 3.0

    Your clipboard in the cloud

    Kate51Community @Tierion · Written
    The whole team at Product Hunt uses CloudApp and we're all obsessed. (Just ask @nivo0o0 @ayrton @mscccc for further validation!) It just WORKS! GIFs are easy to make, download, and share, as are screenshots! It's the only thing I use anymore.
    Dan DuettProduct Manager, Stitch Labs · Written
    I originally balked at the price, but it really is worth every penny. Like Kate said, it just works. CloudApp is frictionless and fantastic.
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    Record animated GIF screencasts

    Bruno SkvorcI work at SitePoint and · Written
    There is no better app than Licecap: multi-platform, easy to use, easy on the resources, easy to resize capture area, easy to define frame rate, and delivers well optimized Gifs.
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    GIF Brewery 3.0

    Video to GIF creator

    Jordan SchauFounder, Pure Cycles · Written
    Great for converting videos to GIFs
  5. 5

    Delightful GIF Recording App for Mac

    Berk ÇebiDeveloper/Co-founder, Zeplin · Written
    Super easy to use, incredible quality with a decent file size!
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    Resize, crop, and edit GIFs in your browser

    The Swiss Knife of online gif making and optimization
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    Share your memories as GIFs in iMessage

    Main focus is mobile, but you can make great gifs with this tool and export to Web / Gallery / Instagram and have your web fancy from there.
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    A faster way to take screencasts Free + GIF Support

    It's fast. Super easy to use. It's free. Can use your shortcuts with it too.
  9. Yoni ShechterFounder at @FavorizeApp · Written
    My favorite "one stop shop" solution is Camtasia, which lets you create powerful GIFs super easily.
  10. Edwin ReynosoFounder and CEO of Crowder - JSDev · Written
    The most light wait feature rich GIF capturing software I've found under 1mb
  11. Andy FortsonSocial & Digital at Faraday Future · Written
    I've tried Giphy Capture and GIF Brewery. Wasn't able to get the quality with those that I could with this. Super easy and powerful.
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    Automate things you do every day on your iPhone/iPad

    Lachlan Campbell11Hack Club design/JS—HS 🎓—they/them—🌈 · Written
    Workflow is a super-flexible app for automation on iOS. I have a few Workflows for downloading YouTube videos, picking Live Photos, etc, and making GIFs from them.
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    CloudApp Annotate

    Annotate screenshots right from your Mac's menu bar!

    Niv Dror14Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList · Written
    CloudApp is the quickest way of creating GIFs on Mac. With Annotate, you can also annotate the GIFs, screenshots, etc. Same as the main CloudApp menu bar app, just wanted to add the most recent Product Hunt product.
  14. Daniel FosterTechSmith strategy lead · Written
    The new version of Snagit (Win and Mac) adds GIF creation to its lineup of image and video creation capabilities. Capture anything on your screen as a video clip, the save it as a GIF. Just another way Snagit saves you time and helps you communicate clearly with visuals.
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    Drop to GIF

    Super simple movie to GIF conversion

    Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré10Community Growth at · Written
    Zero-click movie to GIF conversion. Select a folder to watch and every movie saved or moved into that folder will be converted to an animated GIF.
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    Turn any portion of a youtube video into a gif

    Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré10Community Growth at · Written
    GIF anything from YouTube in seconds.
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    Imgur's Video to GIF

    Make a GIF from hundreds of video sites

    Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré10Community Growth at · Written
    Make a GIF from hundreds of video sites.
  18. Ayush Mittal26bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Select video, pick gif from formats to convert to and away you go.
  19. NaveenKumar NamachivayamPerformance Test Lead | · Written
    I use Camtasia. I know it is a overkill. But I am used to it.
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    Seamlessly record your Mac's screen, microphone and camera

    Thomas ZoechlingFounder, Peakstep · Written
    Thomas Zoechling made this product
    Record a screencast and export it as high quality, size optimized GIF