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User Guide for SWF to GIF Converter

In this guide, you will see how to convert swf files to animated gif using ThunderSoft SWF to GIF Converter step by step. Download ThunderSoft SWF to GIF Converter

Step 1 - Import swf file.

On "Import" page, click browser button to add a swf file. You can get flash imformation about this file and preview it before convert.

Step 2 - Edit flash movie (Optional)

On "Edit" page, you can crop the flash movie and add watermark, logo, copyright image onto the created gif to mark them as your own. If you would not like to crop or add logo, simple skip it to "Setting" page.

Step 3 - GIF settings and destination's location

On "Setting" page, specify the output file. And then take a look at GIF settings. Frame rate means how many frames display within one second. High frame rate will cause larger output size. Set it same to or less than swf file's frame rate. If you want to change the animation speed, GIF speed will be a useful setting.

Step 4 - Start to convert

Once you've finished all the settings, click on "Convert" button, Capture window will be show as below,select a mode: "Auto" or "Manual". Manual Mode is useful for interactive swf file, otherwise you can choose Auto Mode. Click "Play and Capture" button to begin. If chosen Auto Mode, you can minimize the program to system tray during conversion.


Tips: Useful feature for download swf files from internet.

It is also a useful tool to download swf files from internet. Just copy and paste the url, and click "Start download", this tool will detect the web page, and download all swf files it contains. After download, simply click "Convert SWF" to convert the swf files to video format.


Tips: Single Mode and Batch Mode, which mode should I use?

It depend on the files you want to convert, batch mode not supports interactive flash movie (flash game, a flash with a start button, etc...). If your flash movie contain these characteristics, please choose single mode.

If your flash movie not convert correctly under batch mode, you can also try single mode and start with "Manual" conversion.

Other difference:
Batch mode not supports these features now: Crop flash movie; Add logo/watermark.

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