# placing .gifs in text

I have read how to post gifs on this site, but I can't get that to work for me. I tried using Gfycat and everytime I try and upload the images I get an error saying This isn't an animated gif, so I am wondering. How do you all out there record and save them? As I recorded it, used Premiere Pro to convert to Gif and tried that.

• I use licecap running in wine.
– gandalf3 Mod
Nov 11 '14 at 0:52
• @gandalf3 what is wine? Nov 11 '14 at 2:36
• – gandalf3 Mod
Nov 11 '14 at 3:09
• On gfycat, click the paperclip icon and you should see 4 textareas, the second one has the actual .gif and not the special webm or mp4 format they display by default. Nov 11 '14 at 4:04
• @gandalf3 worked great! Mind putting that as an answer? Nov 11 '14 at 17:40

I assume the error was coming from gfycat, but I'm not sure, as they do allow non-gif uploads (they will convert to a gif automatically).

That said, I normally use peek to capture gifs. I've also used LICEcap and gifcam running under wine (wine is not needed if you are on windows).

If the file is < 2MB, uploading directly via the image button or ⎈ CtrlG should work fine. If not, try gfycat :)

• perfect! Thanks again Nov 11 '14 at 17:50
• about licecap on linux (with wine), I have to add that I can't record mouse pointer, though (works on windows), and others too, apparently (forum.cockos.com/…). Recently I just found key-mon (github.com/critiqjo/key-mon), it seems quite useful for tutorial-like screen recording, although that means adding another separate tool... Jun 27 '17 at 7:41
• @m.ardito Indeed. I've recently discovered peek, a licecap-like gif recorder with native linux support (and mouse-capturing abilities).
– gandalf3 Mod
Jun 27 '17 at 20:15
• @gandalf3 yes, I've already seen that, I'll try that on linux, but it seems that it doesn't support it natively... <<How can I capture mouse clicks and/or key strokes? Peek does not support this natively. But you could install an external tool like key-mon >> that is where I found about key-mon, in fact... :) Jun 28 '17 at 6:57
• @m.ardito Ah, it doesn't capture clicks, but it does capture the cursor. There's an X utility someone on unix.se made which can be made to do mouse click highlighting, and screenkey can show keystrokes. My experience with key-mon was rather buggy, but I've yet to find a really satisfying alternative.
– gandalf3 Mod
Jun 28 '17 at 7:18