GIPHY Capture. The GIF Maker 4+

Giphy, Inc.

    • 2.8 • 364 Ratings
    • Free



GIPHY Capture is the best way to create GIFs on your Mac. This free app is simple, powerful, and easy enough for pretty much anyone.

• Create your GIF with just a couple clicks.
• Click to start, click to stop!
• Capture GIFs up to 30 seconds long.
• *new* Capture live! Just click to grab the last 30 seconds of video.

• Super simple editing lets you get creative, fast.
• Pick which kind of loop you like best.
• Adjust the frame rate to your liking.
- Animated captions: add them, style them, animate them!
• Preview the file size of your GIF before saving.

• Email your friends your favorite videos as GIFs.
• Or just save it for later!

• Hold onto your favorite GIF creations forever.
• Easily access them whenever you want.
• Share your GIFs on Facebook, Tweet them to Twitter, or send them in Facebook Messenger.

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What’s New

Version 4.2

- Fixes for trimmer handle bugs.

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Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
364 Ratings

364 Ratings

H.L.Scott ,

Bug report

I didn’t see an option in-app to report bugs so I’m doing it here. The capture aspect works great and I’ve had no issues, I especially love that it will keep screen recordings until I delete them.

The one problem I’ve had that is supper annoying comes when I’m trying to export a gif that set to the Ping-Pong Loop-Type.
Within the preview everything looks great, but after exporting when the gif has reached the point of reversal, it will consistently play backwards 1) at a much quicker speed and 2) it will overshoot the starting point that I’ve selected to further back in the capture (if the portion I’ve selected for the gif doesn’t begin at the beginning of the capture). **alternatively ping-pong sometimes has the problem of creating a hiccup at the peak of the gif where a handful of frames are missing at the beginning of the reversal, creating a gif that isn’t as smooth as I would like it to be.

I’ve tried using the ping-pong feature multiple times, with multiple different captures, and after restarting the app and my computer, but the problem seems to happen everytime for me. If this was fixed I would give 5 stars

Jason R Tibbetts ,

Beautifully clever, but can’t be quit!

I’m very impressed by the cleverness of the design, which lets you position and size the GIPHY window over the content you wish to capture. Some user interface elements were nonstandard, though, like the drag-to-resize handle in the bottom right; I’d prefer to see a standard one (although, to be fair, they may have made it like this because the standard double-ended arrow isn’t visible until you mouse over the corner of the window, which itself isn’t very intuitive), or at least a better-looking one. However, the biggest gripe I have is that the app can’t be quit after recording a video using the normal command-Q, Quit menu item, or even the Quit GIPHY CAPTURE item in the pop-up settings menu! This should be very easy to fix.

Atletismo343 ,

Window always gets in the way!

I would love love love to give this 5-stars because it's almost perfect, but it's missing one thing for me that hurts big time (2 stars of hurt)... when I'm not using the app, the application window is ALWAYS on top of all open windows! So, I can't leave the app open all time time like I would like to, which means I have to think about opening it each time I want to record a screen animation. This should be super easy to change and/or configure! Everything else works great!

I love the ability to edit my animations!

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