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👨🏽‍💻 How to Add GIF to your

In this post I will share with you two programs that I recommend for a quick and easy way to capture your screen and successfully add it to your project’s README.


1) ShareX

At the time of writing this post ShareX is only supported in Windows (versions: 10, 8.1 and 7).


~ Intuitive and Lightweight: I used it for my personal project, the IU is incredibly straightforward, with an inkling of a modern look.

~ Fast and responsive: with a number shortcuts which allows you to capture a specific window or any part of the screen, with an option to delay the screen for up to 5 seconds until you can launch your application. ShareX also does NOT show any ads!

My Use Case:

2) LightShot

LightShot is an alternative for ShareX, possibly just as good if not better. A cool feature found in LightShot is the reverse image google search, which allows you to look for similar images in Google, I can’t find a use for it myself but it is something someone may want to try. It is available for free in Windows and Mac - there is also a chrome plugin!

Finally to post it in GitHub, copy this to your README:
![Image Description](Image path or URL)

I hope you found this post helpful :)

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