LICEcap 1.23

Create animated GIFs from your desktop

  • Category:

    Screen Capture

  • Version:


  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    5.7 (10)

LICEcap is used to create animated GIFs.

Getting creative isn't difficult when you have the right tools on your hands. LICEcap is one such tool. You can use it to create festive, intriguing, or just downright fun animated GIFs through your dekstop. How it accomplishes its main function is simple. It records a desktop or even a window that you might have open at the time. From this, you can make things much more animated.

You'll have a few customization options, such as a maximum FPS or frames-per-second, and you control when the recording starts and stops. You can also edit window dimensions. No matter what is on your screen, you're going to be able to control that photo or video and customize it to your liking so that you have a fully completed animated GIF at the finish.

This is definitely not the most advanced program of its kind. More advanced users might even find this one devoid of many major features that have been around for years. Novice users will truly enjoy the experience of being able to create their own animated GIFs for the first time, though, and it's a really easy program to learn.


  • Super easy to use even if you don't know much about creating animated GIFs on a desktop
  • Recording is also super easy
  • Customize your FPS easily


  • GIFs take up a ton of space
  • This is definitely not the most advanced program on the block and many people will find that it needs more features than they receive at first

Novice users who want to tinker around with creating animated GIFs will find this is a delightful program to start with but might need another program down the line when they've mastered this one.

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