GIF Brewery by Gfycat gives everyone the power to create stunning GIFs from video files. It’s simple, powerful, intuitive to use--and now it’s free.

• Make a screen recording
• Record from your webcam or iOS device
• Import a video file

• Resize and crop video
• Set desired frame rate, or manually set frame count and frame delay
• Apply image filters like Color Correction or famous photo filters like Transfer and Noir
• Add multiple captions or overlay images

• Easily save to your computer, share to iMessage or Mail
• NEW: GIF Brewery now enables easy in-app uploading to Gfycat!

Praise for previous GIF Brewery releases:
• 9to5Mac: "GIF Brewery 3 brings a polished animated GIF-creating experience to the Mac"
• MacWorld: 4/5, "GIF Brewery makes it a snap to convert video files into animated GIFs."
• Mac.AppStorm: 9/10, "A great app to create your own customizable animated GIFs."
• The Verge mention: "For OS X, we’ve been having fun with GIF Brewery ... It’s simple, intuitive"
• Buzzfeed article: "... impress your friends and win the hearts of many with your GIF-making prowess!"

What’s New

Version 3.9.5

* Screen recording now will now not be quite as forgetful of your previously used settings.
* Fix bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Bluey-Birdy ,

The best GIF maker for Mac so far

After the loss of Adobe ImageReady, finding a GIF-making app or even an online interface with the same capabilities has been tricky. Some would be missing the ability to crop. Others the ability to change the framerate. This app offers all of that functionality and I am very pleased.

The only other feature I would want is the ability to only have text appear over certain frames. At the moment you can only put text on top of the whole GIF and not specify the timing. That's a minor issue though. Overall this app has been very useful and I believe it to be the best GIF-making app for Mac so far!

Dog-egg ,


I had a project which needed MOV to GIF conversion and my usual software returned an unknown error on export. Nothing would fix it! Bought a different converter from the app store and it exported but looked poor quality and glitchy. Deadline looming, tried GIF Brewery and it worked a treat - small file size, great quality and FREE!!! Saved my skin - thank you for such an easy to use and high quality product!

Chiny91 ,

Easy to use

Looks a clever piece of software and very easy to use. I stitched together 24 jpg images from my IPcam and cropped the video to produce the obligatory "cute cat" as a first animated GIF - a matter of moments. No crashes, no reading of help, no struggle.

I can see a few extra useful features in there so all looking good.


GfyCat Inc.
5 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2019 Gfycat, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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