GifCam 7.7

Jul 07 2024

Hello friends,
it’s been more than 10 years of GifCam! time flies without wings, thank you for using and supporting the app to keep it alive through all these years.
Now it’s time to finalize things and ensuring to add all the important features and fixes:

  • Colormaps Editor: to change all identical colors, hold Shift and click on the color panel.

  • Option for adding PNG images overlay with scale and alpha options.

  • Export To MP4: No external encoder is needed; GifCam utilizes the Microsoft Media Foundation H.264 video encoder that comes with Windows 7 and later.

  • Improving the custom window with more options: bits per pixel, snap colors, rise transparency, and frame sample/ The above example reduced the GIF file size by over 80% with lower pixel details: 3 bits per pixel, 5 color snap and 7 rise transparency.

  • Adding a track bar instead of a text box for memory usage.
  • Option for picking a transparent color.
  • Many important fixes: minimize memory consumption, reduce artifacts/ fixing AVI encoding /fixing wrong width x height when opining a gif file/ Adding margins 3 pixels to the main app window: Because windows 11 round corners cut part of recording area! and many other fixes and enhancements…

GifCam 7.7 Get it here

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GifCam 7.0

Jun 02 2022

My blog friends, I hope you’re doing well :)  Here is a new update which is based on the most frequently requested features and fixes:

  • Quantize Windows Color Reduction: Reduce to an optimal 256 color Windows palette. It’s slow encoding, but in some cases it gives better color-matching than quantize.
  • Option for global CTRL+R shortcut key for rec/stop.
  • Option for saving last position: If this option is not checked, the gifcam app will open in the center of the desktop.

  • Auto-space between frames and delay labels regardless of system font size.

  • Fixed Windows XP right click menu.
  • Some other bug fixes.

Get it here 

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GifCam 6.5

Nov 26 2020

I hope you doing well my friends, here is a new GifCam update :

  • Draw Selection: a new feature for selection, draw a selection box around your desired area then GifCam will fit inside your selection box , you can hold Shift Key to start recording immediately.

  • Keyboard Shortcut: finally!

  • Improving “Export To Avi” play time by adding extra frames to let the constant avi fps macth with variable gif frames delays, also adding progress bar for avi encoding.

Get it here 

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Capturing Netflix with GifCam

Feb 06 2020

I’ve received some feedback about getting a black gif when using GifCam to capture Netflix and other apps & webs, I’m not into movies  & shows , but anyway I created a new basic Netflix account to find out the case.


at first I thought it’s a technical problem, where the Netflix stream goes into GPU/graphics card instead of RAM , and that’s why it can’t be captured, so I wrote DirectX level capturing code to capture the  pixels from the GPU, but that didin’t work, it turned out that Netflix martials is copyrighted with something called DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Virtual Machine

After that I thought to run Netflix inside a virtual machine (I used Microsoft Windows Simulator) and with that the pixels would not be blocked or restricted when capturing from the host, and I was right :)


Then I googled the subject more, and found that the browser Firefox  has a feature to disable DRM tools, actually the DRM is disabled by default, so you can run Netflix inside Firefox without any capturing restriction, and that is the easier way I guess.

But is it illegal to make gifs from Netflix?

I don’t know, but you must follow the Netflix Terms of Use and the copyright law


That was a little research I made, and I hope you find it useful :)

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GifCam 6.0

Oct 10 2019


GifCam 6.0 comes with quality improvements update:

  • Scalable user interface: GifCam 6.0 scales to fit the display resolution.

  • Improvement of the transparent/green screen color detection.
  • Changing the default save name to Date+Ttime.
  • Updating About dialog and adding support options.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

Get it here

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