GifCam v7.7 Updated

Andrew Lee on 8 Jul 2024
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  • Released on 7 Jul 2024
  • 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.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if "Save Settings On GifCam Path" checked in "Customization")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GifCam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ScreenToGif, LICEcap
What's new? See:

17 comments on GifCam  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

__philippe 2022-07-07 10:04

Belatedly discovered a Gifcam quirk in the Win XP version...:-(
(XP buttons regrettably lack the side arrow ▼ included in Win7 version):

• Right-clicking "Rec" button opens a keyboard shortcuts list
• Right-clicking "Save" button opens an options + "about" list


portablefree 2022-07-06 17:03

Updated to version 7.0 (2022-06-02, 2022, June, 2nd)
- Quantize Windows Color Reduction: Reduce to an optimal 256 color Windows palette. It’s slow encoding, but in some cases it gives better color-matching than quantize.
- Option for global CTRL+R shortcut key for rec/stop.
- Option for saving last position: If this option is not checked, the gifcam app will open in the center of the desktop.
- Auto-space between frames and delay labels regardless of system font size.
- Fixed Windows XP right click menu.
- Some other bug fixes.


__philippe 2018-01-13 11:23

GifCam v5.5 ßeta 5-JAN-2018 is out (new version since v5.1 OCT2015)

As first mentioned by hamasaki

GifCam v.55 changelog:
- Automatically detects and set transparent/greenscreen color
- Option for saving “setting.ini” in the same gifcam directory
- GifCam 5.5 can access/use 4GB address space on 64 bit computers
- Accurate pixel perfect recording area calculations
- Fixed “recording outside area” & “black border” for some high-res displays
- Supports dropping gif file on the main GifCam window to open it.


webfork 2017-01-27 23:32

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


vmars316 2017-01-26 00:07

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


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.


Special 2015-05-30 19:24

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


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.


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.


Checker 2015-05-27 21:02

@ Joe: Thanks ... and updated ;)


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