-->

Make a GIF from a Windows Screen | How to do it is easy.

How to Make a GIF from a Windows Screen

 


If you are confused about how to record your computer screen and then turn it into an animated GIF, then don't be confused anymore. Here's how you need to know to create GIF screencasts on a Windows computer.


You will need to install a screen-to-GIF program beforehand. The easiest to use is GIF Screen Recorder. GIF Screen Recorder allows you to record all or part of the screen and then edit the output, so you can create the perfect GIF.


GIF Screen Recorder will work on Windows XP through Windows 10, but requires the .NET Framework 4.0, which will be automatically installed if it wasn't there when you installed GIF Screen Recorder.


After finished installing GIF Screen Recorder, Open it and enter this application. The red line indicates the area you want to record.


2017-01-14 14_23_25-New notification


In the upper left corner, there are menu controls for Start/Restart, Pause, and Stop your recording. There's also a Help button, and a dropdown menu for selecting a set size.


If none of the sizes are to your liking, you can grab the red borders and drag them to resize the area manually.


2017-01-14 14_26_03-New notification


Here I'll be doing a simple recording by opening and closing the Windows Start menu, so I'm going to resize the GIF Recorder window so that the frames are only on the Start menu.


Once the area you recorded is right inside the frame, click the Start GIF Recorder button and start recording. When finished, click the Stop button. If you need to pause, click the Pause button.


When you click the Stop button, you will be prompted to save the new recording. Make sure you choose an easily accessible destination, give it a name and then click “Save”.


2017-01-14 14_38_28-Save As


At this point, it's basically done. You can already share the GIF if you want, but if your GIF has some unnecessary frames at the beginning and end, you can crop the part by clicking “Open the gif animation in the gif editor” in the next dialog.


2017-01-14 14_39_24-Gif Recorder


The GIF Editor application can cut excess frames at the beginning, middle or end. To do this, first find the frame where you want the GIF to start. Here, I want the GIF to start when the mouse pointer is on the Start button. So I'm going to select the frame before that, hold down the “Shift” key, then select the first frame in the sequence, so I select the frame from 0.0 seconds to 1.1 seconds.


Next, click the “Delete Image” button on the toolbar or use the “Delete” button on the keyboard.


2017-01-14 14_41_11-Animated Gif Editor - [C__Users_Jelvia Tjandra_Videos_gif windows.gif]


Do the same for the end of your GIF, if necessary, click the “Show Animation” button in the toolbar to see the result.


2017-01-14 14_42_39-Animated Gif Editor - [C__Users_Jelvia Tjandra_Videos_gif windows.gif]


Make sure you're happy with the result, otherwise you'll need to reopen the GIF and trim it again (no undo button).


If you are satisfied with the result, Sace the edited GIF by overwriting the old file (left), or create a new file with the Save As button (right).


2017-01-14 14_46_54-Start


There are several other options available with the GIF editor. First, you can add additional images to your animation.


Also, clicking the “Edit Image” button will open it in Microsoft Paint, where you can make adjustments such as adding visual aids or text.


And finally, the Export button will give you various options, such as resizing (if the file is too large) and converting it to an AVI file.


Here's the result of the gif I made, a simple recording of opening and closing the Start menu.


gif windows

Related Posts