GIPHY Capture. The GIF Maker

Developer: Giphy, Inc.

Current Version: 3.8

Last Updated: 28 days ago

Download Size: 6.3 MB - Download


GIPHY Capture is the best way to create GIFs on your Mac. This free app is simple, powerful, and easy enough for pretty much anyone.

• Create your GIF with just a couple clicks.
• Click to start, click to stop!
• Capture GIFs up to 30 seconds long.

• Super simple editing lets you get creative, fast.
• Pick which kind of loop you like best.
• Adjust the frame rate to your liking.
- Animated captions: add them, style them, animate them!
• Preview the file size of your GIF before saving.

• Email your friends your favorite videos as GIFs.
• Or just save it for later!

• Hold onto your favorite GIF creations forever.
• Easily access them whenever you want.
• Share your GIFs on Facebook, Tweet them to Twitter, or send them in Facebook Messenger.

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Release Notes:

Users can now enter a capture size manually, and recall recently used sizes.
Increased max screen capture size.
Changed support email.
Misc bugfixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2
Review by Johnorsue

Easy … Once you figure it out. - A paragraph of instruction would have been nice. Once you figure it out it’s a breeze. I was NOT forced to upload anything to GIPHY or join their site. I was able to save it anywhere on my computer I wanted to. *** Your video will play behind the APP window. You simply start and stop the recording where you want. Don’t worry you can fine tune it in the EDIT mode. This is a very good FREE App.

Found helpful by 11 out of 14 people
Version 2.2
Review by BloodyFaxMachine

Marketing ploy disguised as an app. - This was not an update, this was a cynical bait and switch scam. This is a marketing ploy disguised as an app. The important abilities to add/delete individual frames and to see the file size before saving have been removed. An example of why these features are important: tumblr allows a 2 meg maximum file size for gifs. Gifgrabber allowed users to edit the gif until it fit within the 2 meg confines before saving. The saved gifs look awful, with loss of detail and color. More time was spent making this look like the Giphy site (which is tacky and obnoxious) than making it a functional and useful app. DO NOT “update” i.e., replace your beloved Gifgrabber with this marketing scheme! It’s only good for newbs or for those wanting to make an occasional gif. I personally have made 1000’s of gifs and have a large following on tumblr. P.S. I’m sure Giphy is working on a “pro” version of this software, which won’t be free. They knew this would cause an outage with gif makers.

Found helpful by 19 out of 21 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.8
Review by Mt atl

Exactly as described - I was looking for an app to capture browser interaction and this is perfect. Does exactly what it’s supposed to.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.8
Review by troncon

AMAZING - I never, ever, ever, ever, ever write reviews. That said this app is amazing, amazing, amazing. This app solved a huge issue I had. Freaking awesome. Thank you!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people