Powerful GIF Maker – Easily Record Animated GIFs

Create GIFs of anything on your screen and instantly save them to the cloud with our easy-to-use application. Zight GIF recorder is available for Mac, Windows, Chrome and iOS.

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Don’t Just Say It, Show It With A GIF

Add context and clarity to your communications by including GIF recordings in your documentation, emails, or chat communications. GIFs have earned their place in the workplace as a fast way to communicate lots of information in one visual punch. Create GIFs to communicate both with customers and internally.

Communicate intricate instructions in seconds.

Avoid wordy chat and email threads.

Increase team collaboration and productivity.

Improve alignment and understanding.

How To Make A GIF with Zight

Easily create GIFs of anything on your screen and instantly save and share them in a few simple steps.

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Record In A Few Simple Steps

1. Download & Install Zight

If you haven’t already, signup for Zight and download the application for your Mac, Windows or iOS device or install the extension for Chrome.

2. Launch Zight

Once you have Zight installed, simply launch the app from your applications or toolbar. Click on the application icon and choose the GIF option.

3. Choose Your GIF Recording Options

From the GIF recording menu, select your preferences. You can choose to record your full screen, or record only a part of your screen and if you want to record just your screen or include a cam overlay.

4. Start Recording

After you have chosen your preferences, click the “Start recording” button. After a quick second, your recording will begin. The tool bar will show you a recording timer counting down from 60 seconds (the maximum GIF recording time available) and provide additional options to annotate, pause or finish your recording.

5. Finish & Edit

Once you click the “Finish” button, your GIF will automatically process and be presented to you in our viewer.

6. Easily Share via URL

Your GIF is now available in your Zight files. Keep it for yourself or easily share it via an autogenerated link anywhere you can share a url. You can also drag and drop items into emails and chat apps or embed your GIF into other applications.

Integrates to Work Where You Work

Zight GIFs can be shared wherever you can share a link and integrates directly with many of your favorite apps including:

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Create a library of visual answers for customer FAQs
    • Make answering your audience’s most pressing questions easier by adding annotated GIFs to your help desk or support page so readers can visualize as they troubleshoot.
  • Use GIFs in place of lengthy email explanations
    • You can make GIFs to quickly communicate shared goals. With Zight, teams can reduce confusion, eliminate long emails and unnecessary meetings, and prevent team members from missing important updates.
  • Accurately report bugs to your tech and engineering teams
    • Save time troubleshooting and reduce the endless back-and-forth with your engineering and technical teams. With Zight you can screen record bugs and create easily shareable GIFs that accurately show errors you encounter.
  • Show customers how to complete tasks
    • Take your explainers to the next level by creating GIFs that your customers can reference time and time again.

You can make your own GIFs to use for your business by downloading the Zight GIF Maker for free. Then, use the app’s screen capture feature to record. Zight instantly saves your GIF to the cloud and creates a shareable link that you can drag and drop to share with your employees, team members, clients or customers.

Yes! You can play a video on your computer and use Zight’s GIF Maker to screen capture short parts of the video and instantly transform the clip into a GIF. Since GIFs work best as 30 seconds or less, videos that are longer than 30 seconds could be split into multiple short GIFs.

Yes, it’s so easy to make a GIF that anyone can do it, no matter your skill or experience! All you need is a computer and the Zight app or browser extension.

The Zight GIF Creator App is available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Chrome.

Simply open the Zight GIF Maker, select which area of your screen to record and hit ‘Start’. Capture up to 30 seconds for the perfect GIF. When you hit ‘Finish’, Zight automatically saves your GIF to the cloud for easy access. It also generates an instant-share link you can use right away.

Zight is the best free GIF maker online because it allows you to record your screen and create a GIF at the same time. Our all-in-one screen capture and GIF maker tool allows you to quickly share your GIF seconds after creating it, too. No additional editing, splicing or exporting necessary.