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GIF Brewery

Convert Video files to animated GIFs.

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Adam Sigel
After banging my head against the wall with Photoshop's GIF creations, I dropped $5 on GIF Brewery and it's so much better. Lighter weight (duh), simpler interface, and supports overlays. Money well spent.

Hello, GIF Brewers! It’s been a long time, but we’re happy to announce the release of GIF Brewery 3. GIF Brewery 3 will be released on February 25, 2016. Also, GIF Brewery 3 will be free for the first two weeks!

GIF Brewery 3 is a rebuilt version of GIF Brewery that transitions to the latest OS X technologies. GIF Brewery 3 requires the latest version of OS X, 10.11 El Capitan.

Since GIF Brewery 3 is a big behind-the-scene change, it is being released as a seperate app from the current version. The current version of GIF Brewery (2.3.5) will be retired and removed from sale.

To help people transition to this new app version, GIF Brewery 3 will be a free app for the first two weeks of release. Anyone who downloads it from the Mac App Store in the first two weeks will get GIF Brewery 3 for free.

Important Dates

  • February 24– GIF Brewery 2.3.5 will be removed from sale.
  • February 25– GIF Brewery 3 releases on the Mac App Store!
  • February 25 - March 12– GIF Brewery 3 is free!
  • March 13 - 19– GIF Brewery 3’s price will be increased to $0.99 (or local equivalent).
  • March 20– GIF Brewery 3’s price will return to $4.99.

GIF Brewery 3 Changes

You can see a full list of changes over at the GIF Brewery 3 preview beta website. The current beta is still active until March 1, 2016. So, feel free to try it before official release.

The changes are also included in the brand new welcome screen that appears when you open GIF Brewery 3.

Future of GIF Brewery 3

GIF Brewery 3 will become the new, definitive version of GIF Brewery. All future updates will be for GIF Brewery 3 and will be available for free.

There will be some minor updates, such as 3.0.1 and 3.0.2, that’ll focus bug fixes & minor new features.

We’ll also begin work on the next big update, 3.1. We have some initial ideas, but feel free too continue provide suggestions via e-mail or @gifbrewery. We will also include new features from the next version of OS X.

Fate of GIF Brewery 2.3.5

The current GIF Brewery (2.3.5) in the store is being retired and removed from sale before GIF Brewery 3’s release. Users of 2.3.5 can continue to use it. It will remain in your Mac App Store Purchases for redownload.

However, all future updates and work will be on GIF Brewery 3.

Have one on us (figuratively)…

We’d like to offer a huge thanks to everyone has tried GIF Brewery 3 over the past months and provided invaluable feedback.

Finally, thanks to all GIF Brewery 2.3.5 and prior users. We hope you enjoy GIF Brewery 3 and its future updates.

See you on the 25th!


This update includes:

  • Bug fixes
  • Users can see the palette GIF Brewery used to create the GIF.
  • Users can now set which area GIF Brewery should extract the palette from. This is accesssed from the “GIF” menu.
  • A caption’s font color can be transparent.

There may be future updates for bug fixes, but the next time most see GIF Brewery 3 will be in the Mac App Store with a brand new icon and maybe some other surprises! We’re also actively working on re-doing tutorials for GIF Brewery 3.

GIF Brewery 3 Upgrade Reminder

As a reminder to those who haven’t been following GIF Brewery 3’s progress, GIF Brewery 3 will be a separate app from the current GIF Brewery 2.3.5 release. So, if you love your Perian or Quicktime components, you’ll still be able to use GIF Brewery 2.3.5 alongside GIF Brewery 3.

However, prior to GIF Brewery 3’s release, GIF Brewery 2.3.5 will be removed from sale from the Mac App Store. If you’ve already purchased GIF Brewery 2.3.5, you’ll still be able to re-download it from your Purchases tab in the Mac App Store. GIF Brewery 2.3.5 support will also officially end with Yosemite – though it should run fine on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

As for GIF Brewery 3, when it is released, it’ll be a free app for a week to help people upgrade without having to pay twice. Then it’ll be $0.99 (or local equivalent) for another week, before returning to its current pricing. We’ll announce the release date ahead of time here on and @gifbrewery on twitter.

As always, thanks for all the support and happy GIF brewing!

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GIF Brewery 3 will support recording directly from your iOS 8 devices. It can also record your web cam or Mac’s screen. The videos are automatically opened in GIF Brewery 3 and ready to be created into a GIF.

Click the above images for instructions on how to record your iOS 8 device using GIF Brewery 3, which is currently in beta.