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ScreenToGif 2.20.1 [Update]


ScreenToGif is an open source program that lets you to record a selected area of your screen, live feed from your webcam or live drawings from a sketchboard. Afterwards, you can edit and save the animation as a GIF or video. Also there's the Webcam Recorder and the Board Recorder.


  • Record your screen and save directly to a gif looped animation or a video.
  • Pause and continue to record or start over by discard the recording.
  • Move the window around to record what you want, it stays on top.
  • You can add Text, Subtitles, Title Frames, Borders, Watermarks, Drawings, etc.
  • Crop and Resize.
  • Remove frames that you don't want.
  • Select a folder to save the file automatically or select one before encoding.
  • Add the system cursor to your recording.
  • Very small sized and portable executable.

What's new in ScreenToGif 2.20:

  • The app now uses/requires .Net Framework 4.8.

  • Experimental support for multi-DPI set of screens (All windows, including the recorders).

  • Screen capture via DirectX 11.1 (Desktop Duplication API, requires Windows 8 or newer).

  • Screen capture can use a configurable memory cache with support for compression.

  • You can now set actions to be executed when clicking on the app icon on the system tray.

  • The default FFmpeg Webm encoder is now set to VP9.

  • Added support for version 0.9.3 of Gifski (delete the older DLL and download again via Options > Extras).

  • You can now cancel the gif encoding that uses Gifski.

  • When exporting as project, the app will use the encoder window instead of locking down the editor.

  • You can use FFmpeg to import frames from video (I also improved performance while importing video with the default method).

  • The executable can interpret arguments to disable/enable hardware acceleration.

  • The maximum permitted outwards thickness of the border was increased.

  • German, Turkish and Russian translation were updated.

Bug fixes:

  • The new recorder had issues with the positioning of the record controls while using multiple screens.
  • The troubleshooter had issues displaying the correct position of the screens.
  • The screen recorder was not capturing animated cursors correctly.
  • The space bar was not set as the Play/Pause button anymore.
  • The Gifski encoder now accepts saving gifs to a path (also loading frames from a temporary path) that contains non-latin characters.
  • The text was overflowing and not wrapping properly in the FFmpeg command text boxes.
  • It was not possible to set shortcuts when deploying with Intune.
  • When trying to type special characters with the help of the Right Alt key, some commands were being fired instead. Because the underlying system translates Right Alt to Ctrl + Alt.

ScreenToGif 2.20.1 changes:

  • Chinese (simplified) translation was updated.
  • The validation that prevented some Windows 10 users from using the DirectX recording was fixed.

Download: ScreenToGif 2.20.1 | Portable ScreenToGif | ~3.0 MB (Open Source)
View: ScreenToGif Home Page | User Guide

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