GifCam

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    26,233
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 11, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    667.85KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    113
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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GifCam combines a screen capture tool with an animated GIF maker to make it super-easy to create animated GIFs with 1001 uses. You just open this portable freeware, place its transparent window over the screen area you wish to capture, and press a button. GifCam automatically records frames, inserts spaces, and saves the clip as a GIF that you can open and play in any program that handles animated GIFs (like your browser). But GifCam does more than simply take screenshots and string the frames together: It also goes to great lengths to pack the most animation into the smallest files. For instance, it saves file space by inserting a delay instead of recording a new frame when the next frame is the same as the one before it. When frames change, GifCam uses a combination of transparent and new pixels instead of drawing all new pixels, further reducing file size. GifCam's editing features let you remove frames, too, and five color reduction schemes not only let you customize your GIFs with interesting effects but also further reduce file sizes by discarding color data.

GifCam is portable, so you only need to extract its program file to run it. GifCam's user interface is small and basic but well configured, with a transparent main window and four buttons: Record, Frame, Edit, and Save. GifCam's basic principle could hardly be easier: Drag the transparent area over the part of your screen you want to record, and then record it. Testing GifCam was just as easy: We played a video, dragged GifCam over part of the player's screen, and pressed "Record." We opened our saved GIF inside Internet Explorer, and it played back the exact view we'd recorded. Clicking "Edit" opened a frame-by-frame view of our GIF that offered dramatic visual evidence of GifCam's pixel-saving technology: By the end of the file, the frames were little more than abstract patterns on a green screen. Right-clicking any frame let us delete or edit it, including adding text.

GifCam is a clever and effective, little tool for creating animated GIFs with the greatest of ease.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Malware (Search Protect/Trovi/PassShow)"

May 13, 2014  |  By justmcgrath

 |  Version: GifCam 2.0

Pros

Great interface; works well.

Cons

Contains malware (Search Protect/Trovi/PassShow).

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1 stars

"Malware, Ahoy."

May 11, 2014  |  By chardayec

 |  Version: GifCam 2.0

Pros

I'm sure it would be great if not for the malware.

Cons

Probably has something unwanted attached to it, watch out.

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5 stars

"Incredible, easy to install, and use"

March 05, 2014  |  By Dale Vinzant

 |  Version: GifCam 2.0

Pros

When I installed it, I thought I might use it once or twice a year. I use it almost daily. It is intuitive, it will not let you record a file larger than it can handle.

Cons

I have not found any yet.

Summary

if you have a website it is a valuable tool. If you use social networks, it is a fun toy.

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5 stars

"Simple, works great"

December 05, 2013  |  By nej1977

 |  Version: GifCam 2.0

Pros

Small download, good range of options, records cursor, just what was needed.

Cons

1GB memory limit can be frustrating

Summary

I got this straight from the developer's site and it's been invaluable. I recommend it.

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2 stars

"i got a malware with it that hijack my home and search"

June 19, 2013  |  By aviav

 |  Version: GifCam 2.0

Pros

so i deleted it sorry

Cons

so be careful

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BahraniApps.com
Publisher web site www.BahraniApps.com
Release Date June 03, 2013
Date Added June 11, 2013
Version 2.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 667.85KB
File Name GifCam.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,233
Downloads Last Week 113
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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