PicGif and PicGif Lite can be installed from the Mac App store. To open the App Store, type:
This will open Spotlight, and then you can search for:
cmd + space bar
Once you've opened the App Store app, you can search for "PicGif" and install the app.
Use your phone, camera, or camcorder (do these still exist?) to take a video and upload it to your computer.
You can use Spotlight like you did in step one, or you can simply use Finder to navigate to Applications > PicGif.
From this preview screen you can select a few important options. One of the most important options is the frame count. This determines how many frames this video will be divided into. You should take into consideration the desired length of your gif. I typically leave mine at 24 frames.
Now you'll be taken to a tool where you can edit your frames and other gif options. I'll run through some of the important options in the following steps.
The size (dimensions) of the gif is one of the biggest factors that determine how large the file size will be. You generally want to keep the file small especially if you're using this gif on the web. A good size for a gif is the default 360 x 240, you can make it whichever size you want.
Depending on the Speed settings - Normal or Auto - you can choose the frame delay or the FPS (frames per second). You may have to mess around with this to find the perfect speed.
Preview the gif by clicking "Play" at the top of the tool.
To remove a frame simply click on the frame you want to remove, and hit the delete button.
When you're ready to save your gif, simply click "Create GIF" at the top right of the tool.