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3 Best GIF Recorders to Capture GIFs

Capture Animated GIF with GIF Recorder

By Kendra D. Mitchell |

Capture Animated GIF with GIF Recorder

Recording screen is straightforward now a day due to the full range of screen recording tools. Most of the screen recording software and apps record the screen in the MOV or MP4 format, which makes it very hard to share them over the internet. If you record screen in the GIF format, then this is straightforward to share files on the internet because these files are tiny in size. These files won't take much time to upload on the social media sites because of smaller size. There are several tools available which can record GIF with ease. We will have a look at these tools in this article.

Part 1. 2 Best Plugin Record GIF Applications for Google Chrome

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Chrome Capture

URL: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-capture/ggaabchcecdbomdcnbahdfddfikjmphe?hl=en

Chrome Capture is a chrome plugin that allows users to capture GIF directly from online websites. This plugin works using chrome browser so you can install it directly in the chrome browser and use anywhere on any site to capture the online GIF images. There are few screenshot editing feature also offered in the plugin which allows users to edit the screenshot after capturing them using program. Using this software, you can capture a specific selected area, but you can’t capture the full screen.


  • It offers you a cropping tool which allows you to crop images quickly without doing any effort.
  • This tool allows you to draw on screenshots, add text, increase or decrease the video recording speed etc.
  • You can also zoom in or out the images to rectify the small area of images.


  • This is not possible to record full screen using this plugin.
  • You can't record long length GIF files with the plugin.
  • The paid version is very costly.
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Capture to a GIF

URL: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/capture-to-a-gif/eapecadlmfblmnfnojebefkbginhggeh?hl=en-US

Capture to a GIF is another plugin the works like a charm for motion capture GIF from the online websites. This plugin works mainly on all sites where you can record any GIF with ease. This motion-capture GIF recorder plugin is also available only for the chrome web browser. Using this plugin, you can record full-page GIF and videos from websites.


  • The plugin is able to capture full screen GIF and videos from internet.
  • Just need to press enter, button to start and stop recording.
  • Directly save the recorded GIF to your computer.


  • Not able to pause the recording so it direct stop and save it on your computer.
  • The GIF recording quality is not good.
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Part 2. One of the Best GIF Recorder Software on Mac & Windows System

Wondershare UniConverter software is very powerful capture GIF from screen program which is fully compatible with the Mac and Windows computer systems. This software is most comfortable to use and very powerful, where everyone can easily capture GIF from the screen without making many efforts. Including screen recording, the Wondershare UniConverter is also able to download, convert, and edit the videos with ease. This program is a complete multimedia toolkit which allows you to do all operations related to the audio, video, and images.

Wondershare UniConverter
  • · Wondershare UniConverter software allows users to quickly record GIF screen capture on Mac.
  • · It is very powerful and converts your files by 90x faster speed in over 1000 formats.
  • · It transfers video, audio and image files to the Android and iOS devices as well. For iOS devices it works without using iTunes.
  • · It supports downloading videos as well so you can grab online videos and watch them offline on your computer.
  • · The software toolbox also offers you several other options such as VR Converter, record screen makes GIF, fix metadata etc.

How to record GIF using Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1. Install and Open Wondershare UniConverter

Firstly, download and install the software on your system then run it. After starting the software, you will be at the main interface of the program.

Step 2. Use Screen Recorder Feature to Capture GIF

From the main interface now hit Screen Recorder option.

Select Screen Recorder Feature in UniConverter

Step 3. Start to Record GIF

After hitting the screen recorder, a popup box will open. From the popup box, select the area which you want to capture by using the red color frame. Now click on the purple color Rec button to start recording your screen.

click the record button to start-UniConverter

Once the recording is finished simply click on the Stop button or Ctrl+F6 to stop it, and it will be saved on your computer directly.

click stop button and save the GIF Capture-UniConverter

Well, these are some of the best GIF screen recorders from screen software and chrome plugins. Wondershare UniConverter program can record near about any online website videos or the system screen and create GIF files from those videos whereas the plugins we have discussed in the second part can record online websites such as YouTube. You can now easily capture GIF using these tools without making any effort.

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