How do I Make a GIF on My Laptop?

Isabella Garcia Isabella Garcia Updated on Jan 26 , 2022 Tag:

How do I make a GIF on my laptop? This guide will show you the easiest way to make s GIF on the computer.

The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format that comes into widespread usage on the World Wide Web. GIF helps reduce the size of images and short animations. Many people make hilarious GIFs for chatting or posting, etc. Compared to videos, GIFs are shorter and take up less memory. So more and more people like to use a GIF. You may ask, how do I make a GIF on my laptop? Don’t worry. In this detailed guide, we will show you one of the easiest ways to create a GIF on a PC.

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How do I make a GIF on my laptop with RecMaster?

To make a GIF on your laptop, you can use a video recorder to help you. RecMaster is a powerful and easy-to-use recording software that enables you to record video in different formats(MP4, AVI, FLV, and GIF). You can use it to make a cute cat GIF or prepare GIFs for showcasing product features. With RecMaster, you can easily convert video to GIF format. You can download and install the Windows version of RecMaster by clicking on the button below. Now, we will show you how to use RecMaster to make a GIF on the laptop step by step. Let’s start!

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Step 1: Launch RecMaster and set the recording video format

Step 2: Choose a recording mode

Step 3: Select the recording area and confirm recording settings

Step 4: Start the GIF recording by pressing the Alt key + 1

Step 5: Pause/stop the capturing

Step 6: Play/rename the GIF

Step 1: Launch RecMaster and set the recording video format

When you download and install RecMaster successfully, you can launch it. Then, the most important step is to make sure that the recording video format is GIF. You can go to Menu>> Settings>> File>> Video Format. RecMaster allows you to create a video in MP4, AVI, FLV, and GIF. You can choose this as you like.

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Step 2: Choose a recording mode

After that, you can back to the main interface of RecMaster. In general, we recommend that you choose the Custom-Area mode because you can select the recording area freely. If you want to make a GIF of your own face, you can go to Other Modes>> Webcam. Here we choose the Custom-Area mode as an example to show you how to make a GIF on your laptop easily and smoothly.

Click here to know more about other recording modes in RecMaster.

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Step 3: Select the recording area and confirm recording settings

The next step is to open the video you need to record and select the recording area. You can drag the red cross to select the recording range.

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Then, It’s time to confirm the recording settings. We should know that GIF is a really simple image format and does not and will not support sound in any way. So you can just ignore the two options regarding sound. If you want to record your webcam at the same time, you can turn on the webcam. Don’t forget to drag the webcam window to your recording area.confirm the settings step3-2

Step 4: Start the GIF recording by pressing the Alt key + 1

When you are ready to make a GIF, you can press the Alt key + 1 to start the capturing. You can also hit the REC button on the right side of the interface.

Step 5: Pause/stop the capturing

During the capturing, you can click on the blue button to pause. If you want to stop the recording, you can click on the red button to end. On the interface of RecMaster, you can also see the size of the recording file and the available memory. The recorded video will be saved automatically, so you don’t need to save it manually.

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Step 6: Play/rename the GIF

In the recording list, you can watch the GIF you made and change a name for it. It should be noted that RecMaster has a built-in video editing tool but the GIF can not be edited and merged. You can click on the folder icon to locate the GIF. If you are not satisfied with it, you can just delete it and make another one.

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Conclusion

Now, you should know how to make a GIF on the laptop. It’s really easy with the help of a video recorder. RecMaster is a user-friendly recording tool so even if you are using it for the first time, you will not encounter any trouble. Besides making GIFs, you can also use it to create a how-to guide, record gameplay videos, save the music you love, record an important webinar, etc. Don’t miss this powerful software. Download it and start your creative journey now! If you have any questions about recording, you can leave a comment below.

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Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia is an experienced editor for RecMaster, She currently concentrates on writing articles about gameplay recordings and also, How-to guide to regular recordings. Her article aims to provide users with more instructive information.

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