Beginners Guide: Creating A .Gif The Easy Way

Learning how to create a .gif is something I have always wanted to do, I just never made a point of exploring all the various options available to do so… until today. It turns out that learning how to create your first .gif is an incredibly easy process with the right tools. The most time consuming part of the whole learning process was testing nearly a dozen different websites & programs to find the easiest way of getting the job done.

Since everyone learns a little bit differently – I’ve taken the liberty of creating both a written guide and a video tutorial on the process. If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Happy animating!



Creating A .Gif – The Easy Way


1.) Download the latest version of gifcam.

For any of my mac readers out there, there is a very similar program called licecap that works *almost* as well.

You can download licecap @


2.) Extract and run GifCam.




3.) Once open, you should be greeted by the elegantly simple gifcam GUI…


Then simply drag and resize the recording window to capture your favorite video clip.


4.) Use the record & stop buttons to capture a few seconds of video.

You can preview your captured video by clicking the down arrow next to the save button, like so:



5.) When you are content with the video portion of your .gif, you can save it straight away or hit the edit button to delete frames, add text & more.





Here are a few extra gifs I made…





I hope you found this quick guide helpful, Feel free to show of your .gif goodness in the comments below!


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In order for you to link you .gif file, you will need to have uploaded it somewhere on the internet where it can be linked to.

I for example – Have uploaded several .gifs to my website here at EDT. If I wanted to link one in the comments section, I would simply copy and paste the link address in the comment section below.

For Example: