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Giveaway of the day — HQ GIF Maker

HQ GIF Maker turns whatever plays on your screen into an animated GIF.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 26 (81%) 6 (19%) 4 comments

HQ GIF Maker was available as a giveaway on November 14, 2022!

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HQ GIF Maker turns whatever plays on your screen into an animated GIF. HQ GIF Maker is ideal to turn movies into animated GIF. HQ GIF Maker is also perfect to record step-by-step tutorials into animated GIF.

HQ GIF Maker creates a custom palette for the content you record based on the most frequently found 256 colors to create the best possible quality animated GIF. Important feature present on this easy-to-use video to gif converter.

HQ GIF Maker has a simple user interface with one flow: You select the area of the screen to capture. Click to record. Stop when done. Trim it. And export it. The best color selection is automatic so high quality is guaranteed. You can set the GIF resolution if you don''t want it equal to what you have recorded.

With HQ GIF Maker, you select the capture frame-rate and it should be high for movies, and it should be low for tutorials to keep the file size small.

Main Features:

1. High quality output guaranteed.
2. Configurable frame-rate.
3. Capture anything that plays on your screen to animated GIF in 3 steps: Record, trim, and export.

Extra Features:

1. Ability to trim recorded content before export. This gives you the ability to throw away start and finish you don''t want. You can burn the start again and again.
2. 2 step exporting starting with best color selection andthen encoding.

HQ GIF Maker allows you to create gif from video and create gif from screen capture all in one easy-to-use convenient package.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 7/ 8/ 10/ 11





File Size:

22.8 MB

Licence details:




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Developed by Andrew Zhezherun
Developed by PhotoInstrument
Developed by Vectorian Inc.
Developed by Autodesk, Inc.

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At first I was impressed with the program. I tested it out with a small .wmv file that I had. I converted the .wmv file into a .gif file and a .webp file. In both cases, HQ GIF Maker created a much smaller file (362 KB) than my previous GIF Converter (1.4 MB) and the file quality was excellent.


1) With an .wmv file uploaded, the program keeps crashing -- after just a few seconds. (Windows 10 with 8GB RAM)

2) The dragging of the red trim handles works only sometimes. Also, I am unable to drag the handle on the right. Every time I click on the red handle in order to drag it, the handle jumps a little to the left. Because of this, it is impossible to drag the right red handle to the right!

3) There is no need for a separate pause button. In fact, having a separate pause button is a nuisance. For example, I wanted to pause very near the start of the wmv file. But, by the time I move my mouse pointer from the play button to the pause button, it becomes too late. My suggestion is: You need just two buttons-- a Play button and a Stop button. The play button can itself become a pause button when the video is playing. That way, one can quickly click twice on the button to start playing and at once pause the video.

4) I notice that once I click on the play head, I can then move the play head left and right using the left/right arrow keys. This is good because one can precisely position the play head. But it would be good if the screen changed as I move the play head. Unfortunately, this is not happening.


There are a couple of things I don't like about this program:

1) When I'm in the record tab, the program is taking a shot of my screen even though I have not pressed the record button. This shot is not actually recorded -- it only appears in the Record tab. But I don't like it. The program should record only when I press the record button.

2) By default, the program creates some folder in my Documents folder. Again, I don't like this. Instead it would be better if the program does not automatically create these folders. Instead, there should be a Setting screen where I can specify where the program should create its work folders. Each time the program runs it creates folders within Documents\HQ GIF Maker\Sequence\. These seem to be rough working folders. The program should automatically delete these folders when it closes. Otherwise, over time, I'll end up with a lot of these empty folders which is just a waste of space. And I don't like things messing up my Documents folder. I like to have full control of what goes into my documents folder.

3) Because the program creates folders within the Documents folder, I have to either keep Controlled Folder Access OFF or I have to make an exception for this program -- both of which I don't like doing! And because it makes temporary folders, each time a temporary folder is created I have to "allow" access to the folder....

4) If the program allowed one to add annotations to the recording, such as adding boxes, arrows etc., this would be a great asset for people who create online tutorials for software programs.

If it weren't for these faults, this would have been an excellent program.

Reply   |   Comment by Sunil Suresh  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

What a pleasure. Straightforward installation. Life-time validity. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by benasp  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I had no problem downloading and installing. My virus program did notify me that it was attempting to connect to internet, but I allowed it for a one time; program installed and it is registered to user.

Reply   |   Comment by Mardel  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Got this error message when trying to install on Windows 10: "Internal error. Failed to expand shell folder constant "userdocs"

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  25 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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