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How to Create Your Own Meme GIF with Screen Recorder?

A brief introduction of the history of memes. And a detailed instruction on how to make your Gif meme with the help of a free screen recorder software.

Today on the Internet, memes are everywhere. Since 2004, beginning with the Picard song and Star Treks & the Rules of the Internet, and followed by 1000 things you need to know about Chuck Norris. Then comes 2008, which we had the Rickroll, which never gonna let you down, but never gonna let you watch the YouTube video you want. And the Gaijin 4koma triumphs for anime girls. In 2010, the one might be the champion of the best meme, the most famous Shiba Inu — the doge. Then comes her follower Shiba Inu superstar, the Cheems. Who has been bullied by Swole dog every day everywhere, And the legend continues. For many "Netizens", the meme is the source of joy in their life, a moment they relief from their work, the oasis let them escape from desert-like day-to-day life… We love memes. Since we can’t "deal with it" to all problems we are facing in the real-life. So, we choose to live with problems and memes.

How to Make Meme Gif With a Screen Recorder

The Internet has its memories. Memes are an indispensable part of internet history. No matter how exaggerated it is, how over-acted performance or a hearty laugh evoked, they are concise with brilliant ideas & enormous senses of humor. As for the person, we do want to be recognized, to express and present our sparking & flashy ideas, we want the memes we create to become the legend of internet history, Ok, where do we begin? I have no idea about this but the meme Gif Homer slowly backing away to the grass was flash into my mind. Wait, how about making memes Gif with a screen recorder? That sounds like a good idea. Those epic movies & shows, The Shining, Pulp Fiction, Rick & Morty, Futurama… those masterpieces are sparkling in my brain. Then, how to screen record to a Gif? Which tool, or say which screen recorder to use? Well, no rush, we gonna check it out then.



Movies, Perfect Source of Memes

Talk about how to make meme Gifs, where do we begin is to find the source of the ideas? Ah, Star Wars. None of the epic sagas could be interpreted by so many different aspects, theories, and arguments like Star Wars. The space opera version of hamlet, the ultimate odyssey of Jedis. What a perfect kick starting.  

A Meme Yoda Ring for Today

The first scene that pumped out to screen records a gif is the classic “I am your father” meme, Nah, that’s obsolete. How about getting something new, Kylo Ren and Ray’s lightsaber? What would’ve happened if Rey tried to physically grab the lightsaber out of Kylo’s hand instead of using the force?

What if Kylo Ren Catch the Saber?

If Kylo Ren took Ray’s lightsaber, probably the storyline will be dramatically changed, what will happen if Kylo gets the power to shape the future of the entire galaxy exactly how he thinks it should be or the girl he is in love with? What will he say to ray at this moment? And how about Ray? It was at this moment that she knew… I would like to left this for you and your best ideas.

For recording more fun & engaging Nintendo Switch footage, also read: >> How to Record Game Play on Nintendo Switch & Switch Lite [Without Limitation] <<


How to Record Meme Gifs with Screen Recorder?

After we get prepared with our brilliant thoughts, it’s time to put that into action. What tool we could do screen record to Gif for better spreading on the internet? Here I have a perfect candidate and might be the best one that you can reach in the category of free software, the iTop Screen Recorder.

iTop Screen Recorder

Let’s check the list of functions that a Screen Recorder could help us to make a good meme gif


First of the first, we need to have software that can surely record the screen and turn it into a Gif picture. 

Second, we can better have the capability to adjust the parameter of the Gifs, since many online forums & communities have a size limitation for pictures uploading. In order to better spread your memes, 

Third, it is good to have the screenshot function. Because of that, we can make general meme pictures. 

Forth, it better to be freeware, without function limitation, handy to use.

One does not Simply

Fortunately, all these listed functions are covered by iTop Screen Recorder, the iTop Screen Recorder can perfectly screen record to Gif picture, adjust the quality of Gifs, and support the screenshot function. With its easy-to-use interface and freeware, no function limitation nature, I would strongly recommend iTop Screen Recorder as the tool to record screen to gif.


Steps to Record Screen to Gif with iTop Screen Recorder

iTop Screen Recorder isn’t hard to use at all, all its functions are listed clearly & reachable. No clustered options shatter on the control panel, No confusion, straight forward to the core functions.

Main Interface of iTop Screen Recorder

Step 1. Make sure you’re running iTop Screen Recorder. You can find five buttons that show off the main functions of iTop Screen Recorder on the main interface. Click “Select a region” to define the screen zone you want to screen record to gifs. You can adjust the recording zone by justifying the edge of the selection for a better fit screen recording.

Select Scree Size to Start Record

Step 2.  iTop Screen Recorder allows you to set up the video resolution, output format, framerate, and audio quality. You can access the settings by clicking the options button on the right-hand corner of the main panel and then click Settings (the gear icon). Make sure to select GIF as the screen record format (in red rectangle). You can modify the size and framerate of the screen recorded GIF (blue & green rectangle) to better suit your need.  

Set up the Video Resolution

Step 3. On the right, there are buttons in a row: turn on/off record audio from speaker source; turn on/off record audio from microphone source; show mouse coarser when recording, turn on/off the webcam. On the left, there is a red “REC” button. Click it to record the screen anytime you get prepared. Keyboard shortcuts are also approved, press F9 to record, F10 to pause, and F11 to screenshot.

Button To Record Screen

Step 4. The status bar will show off the right-hand corner, you can find the record button to pause the recording. And you can stop the recording by clicking the red rectangle (Stop recording). The iTop Screen Recorder also allows you to do a screen capture when you recording a video by clicking the camera button on the bar or press the F11 key.

Status Bar of iTop Screen Recorder

Step 5. You can manage the recorded video in “My creation”, also the iTop Screen Recorder offered a video editor that allows you to do simple edits to your gif.



Let’s Make Meme with Screen Recorded Gifs

Rick Ashley Will Never Give You Up

For many “Netizens”, the gif meme is the source of joy in their life, the moment they can relief from their work, the oasis lets them escape from desert-like day-to-day life… We love memes, because we can’t “deal with it” to all problems we are facing in the real-life, we choose to live with them, and memes. It’s now time to join the community, and try to create your meme with a screen recorded gif, powered by iTop Screen Recorder. Trust me, it’s not a trap, we are never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you, Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

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