Hello, current and future GIF Brewers! It’s been a while since an update. But with the new year’s festivities passed everyone, we thought you all might be interested in the next GIF Brewery update.
First, over the past year, the reaction to GIF Brewery 2 has been immense. Hello, Resolven Apps would like to extend its thanks to all new and old users. We’ve been thrilled to see all the uses for GIF Brewery.
Also, in these past few months, we have also received lots of feedback and suggestions for new features. Many of these ideas have been implemented in the 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 updates of GIF Brewery.
However, some of the best ideas have been left sitting on the sidelines too long. To better implement and produce these ideas, Hello, Resolven Apps has decided to begin work on GIF Brewery 3. This will update GIF Brewery to the latest technologies that Apple’s OS X provides for users and developers.
So, what do we have in mind for 3.0 currently?
- Built-in support for creating GIFs from screen recordings.
- Advanced frame management (Ever wanted to pause on a particular frame? Or maybe rearrange the frames? Or delete some random frames? Or wanted to have a GIF created from multiple parts of the video? Us too. All of this in 3.0.)
- Loop preview.
- Adopt 64-bit AVFoundation (yay modern!) and remove 32-bit Quicktime (boo deprecated!)
- Improve Retina support.
- Streamline & improve many of GIF Brewery’s current options.
- Improved frame extraction for quick GIF creation and settings testing.
- Drop support for OS X 10.6 and 10.7. (GIF Brewery 2.3.2 will still be available for these users.)
Other Ideas For 3.0 and later…
- Improved captions / overlays UI.
- Create GIFs from image stills.
- Transparency support.
- Localization for non-English speakers.
So, when to expect all this? The current goal is to have an open beta for all in Spring 2014 and a release shortly after that. While we work, we’ll also begin providing more details on the new features and changes.
And, want your say in other features that should be added or have ideas for tweaks/changes? Our e-mail, twitter, and tumblr are always open for your comments and suggestions.
Happy GIF Brewing!