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LICEcap–Best way to Create Animated Gif of your Desktop Work recordings

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How can we create like the below animated image?

licecap-sample-image
  • Licecap can create like this animated gif files and it is free! .
  • Cockos Incorporated created this software which was founded in the year 2004.
  • With the help of Licecap software we can capture / record our desktop screen work and finally it can be saved it into Animated Gif (.gif) files.
  • We can also save in other format (.lcf) licecapfile their own extension.This format helpful for for higher compression ratios.

Licecap Requirements

Licecap says,
    • Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (might work with reduced functionality on older versions)
    • OSX: macOS 10.4+ (10.6+ for full feature support), PPC or Intel
    • Linux: apparently works with WINE
    • A reasonably fast CPU
    • A healthy amount of RAM (1GB+, especially when encoding to LCF)

Licecap Features

  • Very light weight software and in windows 7 it is only ~230 kb.
  • Whenever you open the licecap, it will display the recorder screen and you can change the screen size/ drag and drop on your wish.
  • The recorder screen will show the 1.Maximum Frames Per Second (FPS),2.Size of the frame 3.Record & 4.Stop Button.
licecap-recorder-screen-options

  • When you click the record button,
licecap-record-button

  • We can see lot of tools like below which is called as display in animation.

licecap-display-in-animation
They are,
1. Title Frame & Big Font
2.Elapsed Time
3.Mouse Button Press
4.GIF repeat count
5.Automatically stop recording in the mentioned time.
After choosing your required above options give a name to the file and it will start the recording.Now let we see each tools.

Title Frame

  • A video clip which have Intros and Title will get good views because it helps to understand the topic of the video.
  • Here in lice cap i am surprised to see this animated gif file has option to set Title Frame.So you can tell what’s the purpose of the image (or) even you can Welcome them.

licecap-title-frame

  • First , Enable the Title Frame option.And the text box will become active.
  • Now enter the text which you want to show as          “ Title”.
  • Big font helps to show the large text size for the title.
See the below image for sample.

licecap-title-frame-sample-image

Elapsed Time


licecap-elapsed-time

  • Elapsed Time helps to show duration of the animated gif file.
A Sample image of Elapsed time

licecap-elapsed-time-sample-image

Mouse Button Press


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  • Mouse Button Press helps to highlight the cursor.

licecap-mouse-button-press-sample-image

Gif Repeat count


licecap-gif-repeat-count
  • We can set the animation to repeat only one time or at infinite times.
  • Note:Here if you enter 0 , it will play at infinite time

Gif Transparency


licecap-gif-transparency

If this option is enabled it will try to give best compressed size animated file.

Automatically Stop


licecap-automatically-stop-recording
Here you can set time to automatically stop screen recording.

You can use shortcut key to pause screen recording..control+alt+P

You can also check the video of licecap full features demo below.


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