How to make an animated GIF in 10 seconds


  • Download LICEcap.
  • Hit record.
  • Done.

A few days ago I attempted to convert an MP4 video to a usable GIF I could post in our knowledge base. Lots of manual layer massaging in Photoshop and two hours later, I got something half decent.

Then I discovered this LICEcap thing. It records a section of your screen and outputs directly to GIF. That’s it! It does that one thing really well.

Icing on the cake: it’s made by Justin Frankel, the creator of Winamp and Gnutella.