Making your own HD Gif: The basic steps

In this little tutorial I want to show you how to create your own HD Gif with GifCam and GIMP

GifCam is a small capturing programm which grow to a powerful tool. You can download it here:

…also we need GIMP

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. You can download it here:

Let's start

At first you have to start your Video, find your scene and pause it. Start GifCam, set it up out on the video, play and start recording.

Editing the captured scene

Delete the frames you don't need. This functions are self explaining.

Save your final scene

Now the scene is captured and shorten to the essence, all we have to do is saving.

That's all we've got this far

Now let's add a witty messages 😉

Therefor we open the before saved gif with GIMP

Select the Text tool, draw a frame and insert your witty message. ( ! ) ATTENTION ( ! ) Whatever you write: IMPACT is the font of choice! Submit some other font in User Sub and Imgurians react like this

Forget the borderline and you gonna have a bad time!

But don't worry. It's pretty simple. At first you create the correct selection as shown.

Now you size it up a bit. Sometimes you have to try it out multiple times, just undo and resize until it's fine. Fill the borderline with the bucket fill tool.

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