I have Krita as painting software.

I need a free recording software to record me creating my art.

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    What's your operating system? – Kodiologist Jun 15 '17 at 22:27
  • I think that mentioning Kritas is distracting; just keep it to "looking for screen recording software". You can probably Google round to find what gamers use & that will be fine. If it is for Windows, I can certainly recommend a great one. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Aug 17 '17 at 8:30

FFMPEG has the ability to do this with its gdigrab device. FFMPEG is:

  • free, gratis & open source
  • Cross Platform, (will work on Windows, OS-X & Linux),
  • can be used for a lot more video related tasks.

To record your whole screen, in the command window or terminal:

ffmpeg -f gdigrab -framerate 10 -i desktop [output]

Or to just record the Krita window:

ffmpeg -f gdigrab -framerate 25 -i title=Krita [output]

Where [output] is the filename that you would like to record to including the extension, e.g.: session1.mpeg


If you don't want to use command line tools, you can use ShareX which is open source and uses FFmpeg to capture your screen. Later you can use something like Kdenlive to speed up your video.

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