I'm not sure my question is related to this forum or Graphic Design forum. But I guess here is more suitable than there. I see many GIFs screens captures in StackExchange communities and forums that (mostly) have good quality with low size (e.g a gif screenshot with 1000 by 700 dimensions, is about 200 to 400 KB). It's okay, especially with those people who use the low-speed connections to save or watch GIFs screen captures online. I tried to record some GIF screen captures with 1000 by 700 pixels, but every time I recorded and capture those gifs from the screen, I got a gif with a bigger size (3,5,9 MBs! or more). I don't why it happens to my GIFs.
I use Snagit on Windows 10 for capturing my screen captures, but this is the first time I decided to record GIFs screen captures to put on StackExchange forums for my personal questions or other forums to give more explanations about my questions, but I failed!
While I write this question here, I started to record a GIF screen capture from this text box with 744px by 376px which takes 14 seconds for time. The looping option is on. Frame Rate is set to 10 by default, finally hit the Create button. The result size is about 9 MB that is too big for a GIF screen capture to upload.
At what point I committed mistakes that caused this big size for a GIF screen capture that just takes 14 seconds with low dimensions? Should I use other software and methods to create and get good quality GIF screen captures with low size (less than 1 MB)? What software or methods you use for creating GIFs screen captures? My hardware is weak (4 GB Ram, CPU: Athlon X2) and I prefer to use light programs to generate GIF screen captures.