I'm looking for a program like Gyazo Gif which would let you select a portion of the screen, and record it to a gif. Gyazo does work on Linux, but only regular PNG, the gif is windows only.

Is there an alternative? What do you use?

  • and is free
  • Gratis or Commercial?
    – Tom
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 23:33
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    @Tom: Good find! The title was obscure so I renamed that question to make it easier to find next time. The first answer explicitly cites Arch Linux.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 4:34
  • How is it a good find, I specifically said free in my question. And this is NOT a duplicate, the others that have programs that are either command line only unlike gyazo, or are no longer available. Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 4:54
  • @MitchWeaver 1) You said "free" after the fact it was marked a dup 2) the other question has free software within it's answers
    – Tom
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 12:19

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I know of a program called GifRecorder. It's a simple script that cost $3. It has the following features:

  • saves .gif images to your home directory
  • HiDPI support
  • GIF looping support
  • a single executable
  • also allows for MP4 and H.264 video recording

GifRecorder ($3)


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