How to take a GIF Screenshot with LICEcap

This tiny little tool can capture Animated screenshots with just a click,and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing it in web browsers, etc)

sample-licecap

 

Features and options:

Record directly to .GIF or .LCF.
Move the screen capture frame while recording.
Pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages.
Global hotkey (shift+space) to toggle pausing while recording
Adjustable maximum recording framerate, to allow throttling CPU usage.
Basic title frame, with or without text.
Record mouse button presses.
Display elapsed time in the recording.

Requirements:

For Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7 (might work with reduced functionality on other versions)
For OSX: OS 10.4+ (10.6+ for full feature support), PPC or Intel (note: OS X support is still preliminary, some features are not supported)
A reasonably fast CPU
A healthy amount of RAM (1GB+, especially when encoding to LCF)

 

Download:

LICEcap v1.24 for Windows (12/29/13) (300kb installer)
LICEcap v1.24 for OSX (12/29/13) (800kb DMG)