giph is a screen recorder that records the desktop, a window or selection and encodes it into a gif file. It prints the encoded gif directly to standard output when omitting the output filename.
I used giph to record a gif of giph recording a gif.
Command used in this demo:
giph -s -l -c 0.3,0,0.6,0.3 ~/Videos/$(date +%s).gif
$ giph -s -l -c 1,1,1,0.3 -b 5 -p -5 out.gif
Select a window or area with slop. The selection rectangle is highlighted in a transparent blue color abd has a 5px border on the inside. After stopping the recording with either
ctrl+c or by sending a
SIGINT to the processgroup, the resulting gif is written to
$ giph -g 100x200+0+0 -d 5 -t 10
Records a 100x200 pixel rectangle in the top left corner of the screen. The recording starts after a 5 seconds countdown and will record for exactly 10 seconds. The resulting gif will be printed to standard output, which makes this able to be piped into other scripts like a file-upload to an image hosting service.
$ yay -S giph
Or install giph-git to get the latest development version.
Make sure to install the following dependencies:
Optionally, install the following dependencies:
- slop (
- libnotify (
Clone the giph repository:
$ git clone https://github.com/phisch/giph.git
And finally install giph:
$ cd giph $ sudo make install