GIF Brewery 3 by Gfycat

Developer: GfyCat, Inc.

Current Version: 3.9.5

Last Updated: 9 months ago

Download Size: 5 MB - Download


GIF Brewery by Gfycat gives everyone the power to create stunning GIFs from video files. It’s simple, powerful, intuitive to use--and now it’s free.

• Make a screen recording
• Record from your webcam or iOS device
• Import a video file

• Resize and crop video
• Set desired frame rate, or manually set frame count and frame delay
• Apply image filters like Color Correction or famous photo filters like Transfer and Noir
• Add multiple captions or overlay images

• Easily save to your computer, share to iMessage or Mail
• NEW: GIF Brewery now enables easy in-app uploading to Gfycat!

Praise for previous GIF Brewery releases:
• 9to5Mac: "GIF Brewery 3 brings a polished animated GIF-creating experience to the Mac"
• MacWorld: 4/5, "GIF Brewery makes it a snap to convert video files into animated GIFs."
• Mac.AppStorm: 9/10, "A great app to create your own customizable animated GIFs."
• The Verge mention: "For OS X, we’ve been having fun with GIF Brewery ... It’s simple, intuitive"
• Buzzfeed article: "... impress your friends and win the hearts of many with your GIF-making prowess!"


Release Notes:

* Screen recording now will now not be quite as forgetful of your previously used settings.
* Fix bugs.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.6
Review by Elvis Ripley

Best and Most Powerful way to make GIFs - I am a video editor and occationally clients was GIFs of shots or sections to share. GIF Brewery is easy to just stick in a video clip and get something quick but it is also the most powerful to tweak settings and fine tune. The biggest problem with GIFs is they get huge fast and the way to shrink them is resize the video or reduce the colors used. GIF Brewery has a great way to step down the colors used one by one until the size and quality trade offs are acceptable. The only problem is the time it takes to make the GIFs. Some parts of the creation process are multi threaded but some parts are not. If you are trying to optimize and going through the creation process over and over that part kind of drags. The creation of the GIF maxes out my iMac but the color checking phase runs at 1/8 of max.

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 3.0
Review by alms

Could be great if it worked - I was excited to read about this new version of GifBrewery. I love the previous version and use it a lot, and these new features sound great. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get it to work at all. It takes a very long time to process gifs, and then it crashes. It doesn’t properly create palindrome loops. There is supposedly a way to edit individual frames but I have not been able to find. This app has a lot of potential, and I’m looking forward to a bug fix release. Until then I’m sticking with the old version.

Found helpful by 4 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.9.5
Review by S K Y E F L U X

Bugs, missing essential buttons - The final output can be good, with relentless tweaking and resets. Bugs and missing essentials make this a pain to use. No way to remove individual frames (no - key for the actual editor). You can add frames, duplicate them, generate more to infinity, but it's impossible to remove any of them from the 'saved' list. 1 bad click and you must start over from scratch. Same with slices, there's a key to add slices, but no way to remove them. Importing is a convoluted mess of converting gifs to mp4 using the media stitcher then back to the editor to convert the mp4 BACK to a gif (surprisingly their media stitcher LETS you remove frames, why not the actual editor!?)... but then their gif editor interpolates the timing from the mp4 and changes the frame count all over again. So then back to manually selecting frames, this time in the editor, updating custom timing for every frame, and hoping you haven't accidentally added a bad/unwanted frame, otherwise you have to start over again. Feels like an unfinished work in progress. This needs a very basic way of inserting and deleting individual frames, like, literally that's what an animated gif is, yet this program makes it a terribly convoluted process.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 3.9.5
Review by Raynotme

Will not do screen recordings - It worked all well until I updated to Mac OS Catalina 15.1. Now a screen recoridng no longer works, giving an error message of "There was an error during recording." I would wait to download until the developers fix the newest bug. Other features seem to work.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.9.5
Review by Brad 5000

No longer supports YouTube - This app used to be great for making gifs from YouTube videos. Now it gives an error saying that those URLs are no longer supported.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.9.5
Review by mestorlx

Simple amazing! - Clean and simple UI. Super easy to import videos an generate gifs. Its possible to control the gif properties

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.9.5
Review by VeRMiN 92346

Poor rendering and unable to get proper length in gif - I purchased this program, hoping I could render an mp4 Into an exact copy in gif. I tried numerous times, but the documentation is lacking and the gif came out compact and useless for my purposes. The cost is approprate, and It could be a useful program for producing short gifs, but the short rendering makes is useless for my needs.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people