GIF Brewery for Mac
GIF Brewery is a streamlined OS X video utility that provides the necessary tools and features to create various animated GIF images from your video files.
GIF, short for Graphics Interchange Format, is a straightforward bitmap image format that comes with support for animations. In other words, an animated GIF can have a number of frames that are displayed in succession, fact that allows the image to be animated.
By using GIF Brewery, you can convert short clips from your video files into the aforementioned image format. Thanks to GIF Brewery you no longer have to manually extract frames from the video and use multiple layers in various image editing applications.
GIF Brewery comes with a user-oriented interface from which you can load, play, crop and resize a video of your choice. To begin the conversion process you first have to define the start and end point. The selected section will be used in your animated GIF file. The “Add Caption” slide sheet helps you insert multiple short text descriptions or overlays and adjust the text font, size and color. What is more, you can apply a wide variety of customizable image filters like sepia, black & white and even color correct the image.
From GIF properties panel you can automatically set the frame count and delay or manually insert the desired values. You can also change the loop count along with the looping direction and choose between reverse, palindrome and playback. What is more, GIF Brewery enables you to add a custom delay to the final frame and reduce the number of colors present in the GIF. Another great feature is the quality improvement function that uses various algorithms to obtain high quality results.
In conclusion, GIF Brewery is a simple video converter capable to convert small sections of your video files into animated GIF image files.