Please add animated GIF creation to Snagit

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It'd be extremely useful to us if you added an option to export a group of selected images in the editor as an animated gif.

Example: I press control (or shift) to highlight multiple thumbnails/captures in the Library then save as ... "animated gif".

Of course adding in the usual frame delay (etc.) animated gif options.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Creating GIF.

Can you create a GIF in SnagIt upon capturing a video clip?
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I believe you can now do this using SnagIt 13 that was just announced earlier today!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Rick, is this a paid upgrade? If so, how much is it going to cost me to be able to export .gif files?
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Hi all- I’m thrilled to share with you that animated GIF creation is a new feature introduced today in Snagit 13 (Win) and Snagit 4 (Mac). It just takes a couple clicks to create a GIF from any video or selection of a video in Snagit. Thanks to everyone who suggested this...can't wait to see what you create with it!  :) 



Animated GIFs have such currency right now and it’s no wonder—they’re perfect for demonstrating 2-4 steps or showing a particular interaction. They can be shared most anywhere an image can be, don’t require the viewer to click a play button, and pack a lot of information into a small space. We’re seeing them being used in documentation, training material, quality testing, tech support, or even just peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. Oh, and they’re fun to post on your workplace platform like Slack or Yammer. Here’s how to create them in Snagit...


Read more about what’s new in this version.  

Try out the new version of Snagit for 15 days – download it here.

If you own a license to any earlier version of Snagit on Windows or Mac, you can upgrade to the latest and greatest for only $24.95 USD – see upgrade details here.
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So does this mean that if you have version 4 already, it's in the bag, or do I have to upgrade to get this newer version? 
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I had a clarifying question also. 

With the addition of being able to take .gif screenshot animations, do you consider a .gif format a video format at TechSmith? 

Because I have tried to upload .gif to Vimeo and they say it's not a video format they allow. They allow the original .mp4 of which Snagit will take as raw data, but not as a .gif format. 

So to ask again to confirm. Does TechSmith consider .gif format to be an image sequence or a video format? 
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I didn't realize I could edit the timecode of the clip of the .gif as shown in the tutorial on this thread from @Daniel Foster's post. 
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Hi @coldwhitefire - animated GIF is considered to be an image format by the industry at large. So for Vimeo, a site that supports video file formats only, you would want to upload the MP4 video. When you save a video file from Snagit, you get an MP4.

It sounds like your other question about Snagit version is already answered. But, yes, if you have Snagit 4.x then you have the animated GIF functionality.  
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This is great, but it isn't what the original post requested. The original request was to "export a group of selected images" as an animated GIF.

I would like the ability to export images as a GIF as well. This produces a smaller better quality image for use on the web. I can have exactly the number of frames I want and adjust the frame timing as well as turn looping on and off.

Please, add this ability.