I’ve become very fond of attaching animated GIF’s of new UI elements when I create pull requests at Firmafon. Recording a part of the screen is very easy using Quicksilver’s built-in screen recording and trimming features. Then when done, open the file in GIF Brewery and make it a gif. I usually lock the FPS to 15 and use the Simple Palette.
So far so good, we have a gif. Let’s put it somewhere we can reference. Imgur is great and keeps the images around for a long enough time for our colleagues to see it on Github. Luckily a command-line client for imgur already exists so grab imguru from Github and put it in
~/bin (or anywhere you’d like).
Quicksilver knows Applescript and supports custom actions in
~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver/Actions, so open up AppleScript Editor.app and make a script with the following:
Save it as
Upload to imgur.scpt or something like it and you might have to restart Quicksilver and you’re there.