macos – Create animated gif screen captures


In macOS Catalina simply press ⇧⌘5 (Shift-Command-5) and you can choose from the following:

  • Capture Entire Screen
  • Capture Selected Window
  • Capture Selected Portion
  • Record Entire Screen
  • Record Selected Portion

Afterwards, if you want to convert the MOV file into a GIF, you can use brew install gifski (gifski is free at the time of this post) or GIF Brewery 3, which is 4.99 (sorry, it used to be free) on the Mac App Store.