What is LiceCap?

"LICEcap is a tool that makes simple animated screen captures."

LICEcap enables users to capture desktop activity & save it as an animated GIF. This software's name comes from "Lightweight Image Composition Engine" - and it is very simple to use. Users just need to position a hollow frame on the screen, capture and resize the window, and finally record the capture.

The capture can be saved directly as a .GIF or .LCF file. It is possible to pause recording the animation, insert some text, record mouse button presses, and display elapsed time in the recording.

When it comes to deployment, this is installed software for Windows and MacOS operating systems. It is easy to launch and use, without redundant menus and complicated settings: only a window to resize and drag to whatever area need to be captured.

LiceCap scored 88/100 in the Image Editing category. This is based on user satisfaction (88/100), press buzz (48/100), recent user trends (rising), and other relevant information on LiceCap gathered from around the web.

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LiceCap Awards

LiceCap Quality Choice Badge 2020 LiceCap Trusted Vendor Badge 2020
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LiceCap Product Overview

  • Record directly to .GIF or .LCF.

  • Move the screen capture frame while recording.

  • Pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages.

  • Global hotkey (shift+space) to toggle pausing while recording.

  • Adjustable maximum recording framerate, to allow throttling CPU usage.

  • Basic title frame, with or without text.

  • Record mouse button presses.

  • Display elapsed time in the recording.

Languages: English

LiceCap Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Multi-User
  • Pixel Graphics
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Vector File Support

LiceCap FAQs

Does LiceCap offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?


Does LiceCap offer an API?


Does LiceCap offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Cockos inc. offers Community Support.

What are some applications LiceCap is commonly used in tandem with?

It is commonly used in tandem with image editing tools.

Does LiceCap integrate with any other apps?


What platforms does LiceCap support?

System requirements: Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10; OSX: macOS 10.4.

Who are the main user groups of LiceCap?

LICEcap is suited for users who want to capture a part of their desktop activity for use in a tutorial or a demonstration.

What is LiceCap generally used for?

This software is used for making simple animated screen captures.

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