GIF Brewery by Gfycat gives everyone the power to create stunning GIFs from video files. It’s simple, powerful, intuitive to use--and now it’s free.

• Make a screen recording
• Record from your webcam or iOS device
• Import a video file

• Resize and crop video
• Set desired frame rate, or manually set frame count and frame delay
• Apply image filters like Color Correction or famous photo filters like Transfer and Noir
• Add multiple captions or overlay images

• Easily save to your computer, share to iMessage or Mail
• NEW: GIF Brewery now enables easy in-app uploading to Gfycat!

Praise for previous GIF Brewery releases:
• 9to5Mac: "GIF Brewery 3 brings a polished animated GIF-creating experience to the Mac"
• MacWorld: 4/5, "GIF Brewery makes it a snap to convert video files into animated GIFs."
• Mac.AppStorm: 9/10, "A great app to create your own customizable animated GIFs."
• The Verge mention: "For OS X, we’ve been having fun with GIF Brewery ... It’s simple, intuitive"
• Buzzfeed article: "... impress your friends and win the hearts of many with your GIF-making prowess!"

What's New

Version 3.7

* Have you ever wanted to add a little bit of space to your GIF just for text? Or just wanted a bit of padding around the video? Well, we've added "Canvas Size", which can do just that!
* Right click your nearest caption for more options! Using the new "Canvas Size" feature, you can automatically turn a caption into a title text.
* Minor changes to GIF dithering to improve quality.
* Added anonymous analytics to help us improve GIF Brewery. You may opt-out in GIF Brewery's Preferences.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Best and Most Powerful way to make GIFs

Elvis Ripley

I am a video editor and occationally clients was GIFs of shots or sections to share. GIF Brewery is easy to just stick in a video clip and get something quick but it is also the most powerful to tweak settings and fine tune.

The biggest problem with GIFs is they get huge fast and the way to shrink them is resize the video or reduce the colors used. GIF Brewery has a great way to step down the colors used one by one until the size and quality trade offs are acceptable.

The only problem is the time it takes to make the GIFs. Some parts of the creation process are multi threaded but some parts are not. If you are trying to optimize and going through the creation process over and over that part kind of drags. The creation of the GIF maxes out my iMac but the color checking phase runs at 1/8 of max.

max size


this app is great. one feature I wish it had though was to be able to select the max file size (e.g. 3mb) and generate the highest quality (e.g. most frames and colors) that will still fit that file size. not sure the best way to implement this from a gui standpoint but im sure the developers of such a great app would be able to figure it out

Best GIF Maker Thus Far


Great APP for stringing some fast GIFS together. Lots of options, and great import methods. Runs smooth and fast. No issues. Unless I haven’t found out how to do it yet, a transparent text option would be sweet for watermarking etc...


GfyCat Inc.
4.8 MB
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2017 Gfycat, Inc.


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