Screenshots in a bug report always play a big role. It saves lots of explanation and makes developer’s life easier. But sometimes static screenshot won’t be good enough to convey the message. Screen Recording would be good alternative in this case, But when considering the size of the recorded file, it may also not be the ideal solution.
So how about having a screenshot, with all the steps of a bug. Sounds cool, right ?
Say hello to gif
.gif image format is very small in size and can be easily uploaded to the bug tracking softwares in a few minutes.
How to create a .gif easily
First install ImageMagic via Homebrew ( Instructions on installing Homebrew can be found in here)
$ brew install imagemagick
Let’s take a Gmail login as our example. A user goes to the Gmail login and enters the user name. Then clicks on the Next button and enters the password ( Incorrect one in this scenario ) and clicks on the Sign In button. User gets an error message.