GIPHY Capture is the best way to create GIFs on your Mac. This free app is simple, powerful, and easy enough for pretty much anyone.

• Create your GIF with just a couple clicks.
• Click to start, click to stop!
• Capture GIFs up to 30 seconds long.
• *new* Capture live! Just click to grab the last 30 seconds of video.

• Super simple editing lets you get creative, fast.
• Pick which kind of loop you like best.
• Adjust the frame rate to your liking.
- Animated captions: add them, style them, animate them!
• Preview the file size of your GIF before saving.

• Email your friends your favorite videos as GIFs.
• Or just save it for later!

• Hold onto your favorite GIF creations forever.
• Easily access them whenever you want.
• Share your GIFs on Facebook, Tweet them to Twitter, or send them in Facebook Messenger.

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What’s New

Version 4.1

This releases fixes a bug where some users may have had toruble uploading their GIFs to GIPHY.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
echel0n ,

Good but confusing

Great app - once you get used to it. It took me a while to work out how to save files because there are no Save or Export menu options, and I somehow didn;t notice the recordings appearing at the bottom of the window.. For anyone else who’s confused, your recordings appear at the bottom of the main app window and then you click on them to open the options and export dialog.

My biggest complaint is that there’s not much control over frame rate. A movie, even when exported as “Low” frame rate, is still pretty large. If I could lower the frame rate even more I’d have given it 5 stars.

URLyman ,

Very slick

Wish I’d known about this utility sooner. It is excellent and provides all the functions I need for capturing and sharing screen interactions. My only niggle is that there is no guidance as to how to use it. It only took me a few moments to figure it out but, judging by other reviews, not everyone finds it intuitive.

bndouglas ,

Great for capturing simple bits of UI functionality

This app is basic but very good in what it does. I’ve been using it to capture snippets of UI functionality for how-to guides.

The ability to trim the video clip is brilliant and essential, and the ability to annote gifs is incredibly useful, and I love that I can choose to export or upload to Giphy.

2 things on my wish list would be:
-Ability to crop the video after capturing it
-Ability to speed up or slow down the animation.

At the price, I can’t fault it. Great app.


Giphy, Inc.
6.3 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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