Firstly, I apologize for the lengthy review. I feel it’s necessary and I’ll TRY to be brief. I’ve been using GifBrewery for more than two years and I’m only just now leaving a review because I think I’ve gotten an extremely good idea of the app and its capabilities/limitations. Is it 100% trouble-free? No. Do I get frustrated at times with its limitations? Yes, of course. No app is perfect, but GifBrewery would have to be the best gif-maker app *for the money* that I have ever used. And to me, it’s worth every penny because I use it virtually everyday to create blog content.
Not to be critical, but those complaining that it makes choppy or less-than-impressive gifs probably haven’t used it enough to familiarize themselves with its quirks. If they just took the time to learn how to use the filters and to figure out the frame settings for themselves (not relying on the app’s "Settings Calculator" feature to do ALL of the work), they might just be surprised by the results.
All of that said, GB is not for beginners. On the other hand, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist either, but you should at least have a rudimentary understanding of what a gif file is and what goes into creating one. Take the time to learn about frame settings and how to use them. Familiarize yourself with GBs filters, what they do, and how they effect the overall appearance of a gif. It will make a world of difference in the gifs you create. Imho, the only software that makes better gifs is Photoshop, and we all know that PS is very expensive, not easy for novices to use, and even though the gifs you can make with it can be flat-out gorgeous, they are often far too large to post on many social media sites where size limitations are strict.
I’d also like to say that Resolven’s support is excellent. When I have had occasion to contact them, I’ve never waited more than a day (and even that was only once, when I contacted them over a holiday weekend) for a reply. Patrick ALWAYS fixes problems in a timely manner or offers courteous suggestions about what I can do on my end to troubleshoot problems. I really cannot say enough good things about this app and no, I do not work for Resolven, nor am I affiliated with them in any way. I’ve just been really impressed with the app and wanted to try to help set the record straight regarding some of the negative reviews. If you expect miracles, you won’t find them in ANY tool you choose to use. Not even Photoshop is without its problems. GifBrewery really is the best option if you are on a budget or if you dont have the time/inclination to learn how to use Photoshop.
Well done, Resolven! Please keep the updates and improvements coming.