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leafo / gifine

Quickly record and edit gifs and videos of your desktop

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Gifine is a tool for recording and stitching together a short gifs or videos. It is a GTK application implemented in MoonScript using lgi.

You can either load a directory of frames, or select a region of your desktop to record. After loading some frames, you can scroll through them and trim out what isn't necessary. When you've finalized the video you can export to gif or mp4.

It requires a few external commands to be present to function:

In order to select a record area you need one of the following:

Most of these things should be able to be installed from your package manager

The recorded frames recorded aren't automatically cleaned up. You can find them in your

dir if you want to reload a session. Use the load directory button on the initial screen.


luarocks install --server= gifine

Run the command

to use.

Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This has been tested on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Install git:

$ sudo apt install git

Next, install all of the

's dependencies and sub-dependencies:
$ sudo apt install -y \
ffmpeg \
graphicsmagick \
gifsicle \
luarocks \
libxext-dev \
libimlib2-dev \
mesa-utils \
libxrender-dev \
glew-utils \
libglm-dev \
cmake \
compiz \
gengetopt \
libglu1-mesa-dev \
libglew-dev \
libxrandr-dev \


using the instructions in the
slop file.

Install LGI:

$ sudo luarocks install lgi


$ sudo luarocks install --server= gifine


Gifine demo



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