GifCam 5.5

Jan 05 2018 Published by under GifCam

Dear people who use GifCam,
It’s been nearly two years since the last update of GifCam! ):  sigh.. I know,
but I’ve decided “strongly” to come up with a new and improved version :) and to fulfill my promises of polishing the software, also I’ve found a lot of nice people in the comments and the social media still prefer GifCam over other gif recorders, so it’s nice to make it better :)

Here is GifCam 5.5 I will keep it on this blog post as a Beta for testing and feedback before approving it on the official GifCam page:

  • Automatically detect and set transparent/greenscreen color, so if your recording contains green color the transparent/greenscreen will be set to red, if it contains green & red it will be blue and so on..

this feature will be helpful for many users who haven’t figured out how to change the greenscreen color manually, thinking there is a bug in gifcam , also you can still change it manually if you like to get the effect of having one of the recording color matching the transparing color which create an interesting effects sometimes :)

  • An option for saving “setting.ini” in the same gifcam directory, with that option you can move your settings with GifCam.exe and you can have multiple GifCam.exe with different settings.

  • GifCam 5.5 can access/use 4GB address space on 64 bit computers which is the maximum memory usage for 32bit applications.

  • Accurate pixel perfect recording area calculations (in older versions recording area does not match the output gif accurately)

  • fixing “recording outside area” & “black border” for some high screen resolution displays.

  • Supporting dropping gif file on the main GifCam window to open it.

I used to reply to all your comments and take suggestions considerably to improve and polish GifCam (nowadays I don’t know if I have the energy & time to reply to all your comments but for sure I would read them all seriously), so if you have any suggestions/features you are more than welcome.

Finally I would like to apologize for the “too late update”, and I hope you like the new features :)

Update:
one comment @Adam mentioned a “recording outside area” bug when scaling the display more than 100% I fixed that! and updated the binary! other than that I see no other issues, so I will update GifCam home page with version 5.5 soon , GifCam 5.5 Final Release is Here, thank you for the feedback :)

 

34 responses so far

  • L M says:

    Thanks for the update.

  • Alamarus says:

    Nice! I really love this program it is way more helpful and useful than I thought it was going to be.
    Thank you!

  • Westmark says:

    As you have webm support in VClip, would it be possible to add that to GifCam aswell? Or maybe have some simple edit tools in VClip as there are in GifCam?

    Love these apps!

    • Isa says:

      I think it will be more convenient to add edit tool to VClip than bringing Webm to GifCam , I will work on that and thanks for using GifCam and VClip.

  • smaragdus says:

    Many thanks for “Save Settings On GifCam Path” option- for me true portable mode is essential!

  • decembre says:

    If we use “Disk” as memory we can’t edit the GIF ?

    • Isa says:

      Because the frames have to be in the memory to be edited, but for now you can edit and delete the recorded frames form the temp folder (%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Temp\GifCamTemporaryFrames), also version 5.5 can allocate 4 GB which is the maximum memory alcoation for 32 bit applications, so if you have enough memory go and set the memory usage to 4000000000.

  • decembre says:

    Can you add the possibility to import / merge 2 gifs in one (and place it to the place of our choice)?

  • decembre says:

    saving settings can include the greenscrean of our choice (no greenscrean for me) ?

    • Isa says:

      I think no reason for saving greenscreen color choice, as it will be detected automatically.

      • drgutman says:

        I think he’s asking if there is a way to set in gifcam.ini Show Green screen to off by default, not to a default specific color. At least that’s what I was searching when I found this thread.
        I tried to add

        [Edit]
        ShowGreenScreen=0

        but to no avail :)

        Thank you for a great tool either way :D

  • nick1232 says:

    Nice, I was thinking this project was already complete and abandoned. =)
    #BELIEVE there will be some improvements to filename. I mentioned this, year before, but 5.0 versions comments now are just pile of spam.
    What I think will be nice – some additional checkbox in settings, something like “Filename-to-datetime”. As result we would get automated filenames, so we don’t need to rename GIF.gif each time, if you are creating multiple files in a short period of time.

    • Isa says:

      I think there is no complete and no perfect software, but there was no clearly important features to add to GifCam, so the new version 5.5 is more like a polishing release, I will take your file name suggestion into consideration in the next update, Thanks for the comment :)

  • Dennis says:

    Better late than never! Your GifCam update will make all GIF users rejoice. Developing/sharing GIFs without sacrificing social media security is clutch. Apology of course accepted. Glad to have you back!

  • Fristajler says:

    The best application for creating gifs! Is it only possible that an application contains an option to optimize gif?

    Once again, the best application!

    Cheers.

    • Isa says:

      You mean optimizing gif colors and size? currently there are 6 colors reduction options plus custom color reduction and you can edit the gif hue and saturation which can optimize the color and size of the gif and you can analyze the output gif using “profile” functionality.

  • Adam N. A. says:

    Hmm, still captures the wrong area of the screen with Display scaling in Windows set to 125% (using a 15 inch 1080p laptop monitor at normal scale puts too much strain on my eyes). I hope you figure out that bug for GifCam and VClip eventually. Thank you for the new greenscreen detection, it is a lot more intuitive.

    • Isa says:

      Thank you Adam for reporting that bug, I updated GifCam with a screen scaling fix, I think I fixed it permanently this time :) redownload it please.

      • Adam N. A. says:

        Thank you. The fix worked great. P.S. Just before noticing this I also tried the “Override high DPI scaling behavior” option in Properties > Compatibility and it resolved the issue for both GifCam and Vclip. Nevertheless this is a big improvement and I really appreciate it.

  • Ajay Karat says:

    Gifcam is one of my most used applications. Love the previous version, and super glad to know there is a big update!
    Thank you so much for keeping this project alive and running

    Cheers

    Ajay Karat
    http://www.devilsgarage.com

  • Mark says:

    First of all, thank you very much for this wonderful little tool! And glad to hear about the new update, I’ve been using it for a while now.

    One question I have though is how can I capture a “context menu”. Basically the file menu or a right click menu, in my gif? I find myself needing this all the time!

    • Isa says:

      Thanks Mark, you can capture context menus like you capture anything else, just right click inside the recording area and the context menu will get captured.

  • Trafalgar says:

    Thanks for still supporting this. It is much appreciated.

    Btw. is there an option to export individual or all frames? That would be awesome, because often enoough I need to edit the .gifs that I create and nothing would be better than exporting the frames from its original source.

    • Isa says:

      Tick “use hard disk” option in the customization window to save the recorded frames in a Temporary folder, there is a text link “Temporary folder” in the customization window that leads to the saved frames.

  • daved says:

    The only thing this is missing is the ability to select and delete frames within a gif as a whole rather than one by one.
    (Gif has 125 frames and you want to delete frames 65-78. You can’t do a group delete. It has to be separate frame deletions)

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