GifCam 5.0

May 27 2015 Published by under GifCam


GifCam 5.0 comes with customization and saving settings, profile and other fixes and changes, for more details:

Get it here

40 responses so far

  • apollo libero says:


  • Sarudan says:

    Hey, I just thought it would be cool if we were able to record 60FPS gifs.

    Thanks, Sarudan’s Saruman.

  • J.Miyake says:

    Improvement of the software, thank you!
    If a “Edit” menu has “the deletion of this frame and frame delay increase just before that”, I am glad.
    I delete parts of the few change by green screen and, by the operation mentioned above, lower the frame rate partially and can compress a file.
    Because I am not a human being of the English zone, I’m sorry if it is hard to understand the expression mentioned above.

    • Isa says:

      Thanks J.Miyake, Nice to have comment from Japan :),
      It is good suggestion, but I think Gifcam gives good and fast control over frames delay
      you can easily increase one frame or all frames delay by typing delay value in “keyboard inputs” window:
      or you can drag delay label to increase/decrease delay (+ shift for all frames with ratio):

      • J.Miyake says:

        Thank you for comment.

        I understand that I can do it by a conventional function.
        But I am glad for me when a shortcut enables operation to be of showing it below.

        [Captured frame] is expressed as [Contents, delay time].

        For example
        [A, 0.1][B, 0.2][B’, 0.3][B’, 0.1]*[C, 0.2]
        delete * flame then
        [A, 0.1][B, 0.2][B’, 0.3+0.1][C, 0.2]

        Successively delete all B’ flame then
        [A, 0.1][B, 0.2+ 0.3+0.1][C, 0.2]

        I think that it is difficult I drag delay label, and to set it.

        • Isa says:

          I don’t know, this my confuse users..
          maybe I will add a simple preference option like “increase delay when deleting frame”.

  • Brandon says:

    Any chances of Webm export in the future?

    • Isa says:

      Exporting to Webm requires adding some encoding files with gifcam.exe, and that wouldn’t make Gifcam single, lightweight and portable application, I choose to add “Export to avi” format, because avi format is part of windows system, that feature depends on avifil32.dll file which comes with all windows versions.

  • Erde says:

    Hello, and nice work with this program! I just had a question about one thing – when I record a scene and export to AVI, the playback of the clip as an AVI file is extremely fast, and some clips have a weird, messed up line of brightly colored pixels at the bottom of the video. Did I do something wrong and is there a way I can fix it?

  • Erde says:

    I forgot to mention, this was with recording 33 fps. Another thing I noticed is that some clips will only be partially recorded, and then show a frozen frame the rest of the way.

    • Isa says:

      – That’s because of the different format between avi and gif,
      avi format (and video format in general) has only one fps rate, on the other hand gif format has delay between frames (while recording gifcam adds delays when no change happening in the recording area) , so when exporting to avi with 33 fps, the AVI playing rate would be fast.
      maybe a good solution for the next update is to set the avi fps as average of all frames delays.
      – gifcam “export to avi” depends on windows avifil32.dll file, maybe this file is corrupted or there is codec conflicts on your machine.

      • Sara says:

        I have this same problem – I export to avi, and my video has only been partially recorded and is stuck at a frozen frame the rest of the way. It is quite frustrating, because Gifcam is perfect otherwise!

  • HandBand says:

    Hi Isa! Gifcam is really great. I was looking for an app like that in a while. However, it does not work well with me no matter what version I download. Everytime I record a gif it never record to the indicated dimension of the window and you can see the window in the gif :(.
    Is there any way to fix this?

  • stp says:

    How could I download the 5 version?

    Because this link:

    only download old version. In that version doesn’t appear customization options like “capture Cursor” :-(

    • Isa says:

      No problem with the link, It gives gifcam version 5, I guess you are on Windows XP, Windows XP doesn’t support “split button” natively so right click on the Save/Rec buttons to get the options menu.

  • stp says:

    yes!!! ok, thank you very much!!! :-)

    This app is great!!

  • qqxufo says:


  • Nick says:

    any update for when it will work with Windows 10?

  • Paul says:

    Program is flipping awesome.

    PLEASE change the memory allocation from an INT to a LONG. By having it as an int, you can only store 2GB max to memory (2,147,483,647). I have 16GB ram on my computer, and I really want to use it to make super long GIFS.

    Besides that, this program is amazing. I really hope you can do this change soon! I would think it would be pretty simple.

    • Isa says:

      Thank you Paul for alerting me, I should have compiled gifcam with /LARGEADDRESSAWARE flag to allocate more than 2GB (I’m going to add that flag in the next version) but it won’t allocate more than 4GB because gifcam is 32 bit application. I wrote gifcam with a legal copy of Delphi starter edition, this edition comes only with 32 bit compiler, the 64 bit edition is costly :)

  • Riya says:

    This app is so great! I love it! I had trouble making gifts with photpshop but with Gifcam its so easy for beginners like me. Thank you :)

  • Rituji says:

    Let me say thank you for contributing this awesome program for us! I’ve been using this for two years and I’m very happy with it. I just wish one can add watermark to a gif on the corner of the gif. You see it would be helpful in tumblr as gifts with no watermarks are stolen by other bloggers all the time.

    • Isa says:

      Adding watermark is good idea, for now you can add text across all frames, but to make it right watermark has to blend with the frames with some semi-transparent text, I will try to work on that.

  • maddie says:

    i have a problem where it will record and save as AVI, but when i import the frames to photoshop i find that many of the frames are the exact same, so almost every other frame is the same as the last one.
    also, sometimes when it doesn’t do that (although it does 90% of the time) it is very jerky, like it’s lagging when recording frames (i use 33FPS)
    do you know how i could resolve this?

    • maddie says:

      also just thought i’d mention i don’t think it’s to do with my laptop, i think it’s the actual program, as when i click edit (before exporting) the greenscreen shows that some frames are the exact same..

      • Isa says:

        Gifcam doesn’t record the same exact frame, there should be at least one pixel different, if you can preview your gif in gifcam without lagging then there is no problem , don’t pay attention to the lagging when recording, gifcam automatically stop recording (“updating number of recorded frames”) when no pixels change happening in the recording area, maybe you where recording from bad quality video , bad quality videos have few noisy pixels differences between frames, other than that I think you have no problem Maddie :)

  • Tovagulet says:


    Thanks for this greap program. I have a question though.
    Is there anyway to get a better quality when making a gif?

    I’m using quantize but I still feel there is a loss in the quality and would like a better one, maybe higher bitrate.

    • Isa says:

      Hey :)
      The loss of quality is because gif file format has a limitation of 256 colors for each frame, if the frame has more than 256 colors then a color reduction algorithm should be applied.

  • huyansheng says:

    nice app!I like it!

  • Kyle says:

    How am I able to delete a number of consecutive frames(example: Frames 5-10) without right-clicking each frame and delete it one at a time? I saw Keyboard Inputs -> Delete From/To, but I don’t know how to activate that option when I typed in From [5] To [10].

  • amback says:

    dude can is there a way to increase the limit of 2GB?

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