In this guide:
- macOS GIF Creation
- Windows GIF Creation
The rise of GIFs has opened up the possibilities of storytelling by delivering short, concise messages all while utilizing looping animations.
We've curated a few free third-party applications in this article to get you started!
macOS GIF Creation
Option 1 - Utilizing Screen Recording & GIF Creation Software
Take a screen recording of your experience. While viewing your Ceros experience via the Preview Link, take a screen recording. Quicktime, Free Cam, or any other application will do.
Upload your recording to a GIF creation software. Download the screen recording you just created to your computer. Upload this recording to a third-party GIF creation software. For this tutorial, we've utilized Gifski.
Adjust the size, frame rate, and quality to your liking. We recommend ≤1000px and 10-15/fps to keep the file small, but not low-res. Ideally, you want to achieve a download of less than 10MB for social media posts or less than 2MB for email and text deliverables. After clicking the Convert button in Gifski, the Save As button will appear once the file has been rendered.
Now you have a GIF! 🎉
Option 2 - GIPHY Capture
GIPHY Capture is a macOS-only GIF creation tool that allows you to capture, edit and export your GIFs all in one program! This is a great option for users that desire a more streamlined GIF creation process, but keep in mind that GIPHY Capture does lack some degree of customization that Option 1 allows for.
Windows GIF Creation
ScreenToGif, like GIPHY Capture, is free software that will allow you to capture, edit and export your GIFs within the same application. It even has an exporting integration with Gifski, which we highlighted earlier in this article.