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Author: Vikram Kumar | Website: http://www.macyoutubeconverter.com
A friend of mine is trying to convert SWF to GIF for his MSN avatar display picture.

Unfortunately, when he exports SWF to animated GIF, it turns out to be without a motion/animation and poor in quality. Actually, It’s not possible to convert SWF to GIF because in GIF it is single image frame by frame animation but once .fla file is converted into .swf the embedded images rendered into a single one. Even the SWF file is small, you capture the frames and combine them into an animated GIF seams not easy. This SWF to GIF Converter for Mac will be your best choice, which can perfectly convert SWF to GIF on Mac OS X.

Flash SWF files are usually animated vector graphic, if you want to capture pictures from SWF video, or convert SWF video to batch image files, or animated GIF files, you need this SWF to GIF Converter for Mac, which allows you to save current video frame to image files saved on your computer.

How to convert SWF to GIF on Mac

Free download and install SWF to GIF Converter Mac , run it

After running the software, you will see the main interface as below. (Note: This version is for Mac OS. If you are using Windows, please click here)

SWF to GIF Converter for Mac

Step 1. Load Video

Click “Add File” button to input Flash SWF files.

Tip: If you just want to capture several still pictures from SWF video, you can use the snapshot button under preview window on the lower right of the main interface, which enables you to preview video and quickly save current frame as image files.

Step 2. Adjust Output Settings

Open “Profile” drop-down list and find Picture and Animation category, then choose Picture - GIF Animation Format as the output format.

mac converter swf to gif

Then you can set Image Resolution, Quality, Picture Capture Start Time, Duration on the right panel. You can also adjust all these settings in Profile Settings Window (click the upper right button to open), so that you can save settings as your own profile and use it more easily in the future.

convert swf to gif on mac

Step 3. Start Capture

When all the above settings are done, click “Convert” button to start capture.

After a while, you will get animated GIF files from the original SWF file. SWF to GIF Converter Mac also enables you to convert SWF to other picture formats, such as BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc. It is the most powerful tool to batch capture pictures from SWF videos, allowing you to adjust capture duration, interval, image size, quality and other settings. Moreover, this tool is easy to use, and only several clicks are needed.

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