GifCam v5.1

Checker on 1 Oct 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

GifCam is a handy and reliable application designed to record the screen and to convert the recordings into GIF format. It supports to define the recording frame rate, to select the color quality, to add a text in frames, capture the cursor, and much more.

Great for demonstrations, how-tos, and bug testing.

Note: The latest version of this program has portability issues.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GifCam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LICECap
What's new?
  • Supporting high dpi display.

17 comments on GifCam  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

MnX 2013-12-17 23:28

New version 3.1 is out. Bug fix on one of the special effects features. More info:


billon 2014-04-13 02:33

latest version 3.5


Checker 2014-04-13 11:03

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Farkus 2014-04-13 14:48

Heck, who needs Camtasia?! This alongside Greenshot serves all your present and future screenshot needs.


billon 2014-07-13 21:46

v. 4.0 is out


apometron 2014-07-14 18:32

Avast paid mode do not let me download this software. But I want to download. Please, help.


webfork 2014-07-27 20:54

apometron: I think you'll need to disable your anti-virus or try downloading from snapfiles:


billon 2014-10-14 23:31

updated to v. 4.5


Checker 2014-10-15 00:13

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Joe 2015-05-27 20:33

v5.0 released


Checker 2015-05-27 21:02

@ Joe: Thanks ... and updated ;)


BGM 2015-05-28 00:50

Does this application not have keyboard shortcuts? I don't see them. If you size gifcam to record a small area, gifcam's huge buttons are hidden when you resize gifcam and you no longer have any controls. I think the controls should be on a separate little window and not connected to the recording frame.


joby_toss 2015-05-28 06:45

Spacebar controls the highlighted button when GifCam is in focus (if it's the Rec button, then you can start/stop recording). No global hotkeys yet.


Special 2015-05-30 19:24

This now writes settings to the user\current\AppData\Roaming\GifCam folder.


smaragdus 2015-09-25 23:10

I managed to grab GifCam 4.0 and GifCam 4.5 using Archive.Org but earlier versions were unrecoverable.
The lack of hot keys is awkward. Saving to GIF is very slow. And yes, GifCam 5.0 is not portable.


vmars316 2017-01-26 00:07

Win10 each time I use this thing
it screws up my windows colors scheme .


webfork 2017-01-27 23:32

@VMARS316: Author is very responsive to issues. Please post steps and screenshots to github.


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