VJ Software for people who love GIFs

Control Options

Use MIDI controllers, MIDI from other programs or Keyboard and Mouse.

GIFs as Footage

No more converting videos. Point gifSlap to your GIFs folder and you're ready.

Export your Creations

Save animations for live replay, export html pages and save stills. (Coming soon!)


gifSlap is a GIF based VJ program

What started in 2013 as a web experiment has grown in to a full-fledged VJ performance and composition tool.

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What can gifSlap be used for?

gifSlap is great for creating strange and colorful patterns that loop and shimmer with the playback of GIFs. It was designed as a live visuals program to enhance electronic music shows, but it can also be used to create compelling compositions and net art.

Where do the GIFs come from?

They come from you! When the program starts you're asked for the location of a folder of GIFs. There is also sample pack of GIFs to get you started.

What can I control?

There are tons of options to control! For instance the size, shape, rotation, opacity, movement speed, foregrounds, midgrounds, backgrounds and other simultaneous options. The full list is online at the Control Reference page.

gifSlap is more about manipulating the dimensions of the images rather than applying filters to the content of the images. The software has several modes and addons that allow the creation of complex patterns and combinations.

How do I use gifSlap?

Read the quick start guide.

What is the pricing model?

gifSlap is currently in beta so the reduced price tag is an indicator that more features will be added. The beta will start at 29.99 and as updates come out, the price will go up.

What are the minimum system requirements?

Initial tests show that 8 GB of RAM is a good minimum spec for performing with gifSlap.

gifSlap is still very new and the minimum system requirements are not fully known yet. A good rule of thumb is that if you can run graphically complex games on your computer, you can run most visuals software.

The program offers you a lot of flexibility to change the display and complexity of patterns, so ultimately if the program is lagging you can always reduce the amount of simultaneous effects that are running. There is more information about how you can speed up the program at the FAQ page in the documentation.

Anything I should know about the beta?

It's a beta product and there are still a few bugs we're tracking down. As an early user your feedback is important so if you find a bug head over to the support page and file that bug.

There are several planned features that haven't made it into the beta yet. When you launch the application you'll see some options that are disabled. These will become active with future updates. Many of the planned features have already been built during alpha phase but need a user interface.

Are there free updates?

Yes! gifSlap has an update system built in, so when an update is available an indicator will appear. You decide when to update in case you have a show coming up.

Do you sell internationally?

Yes. The transaction will be made in USD and converted to your local currency. We are using Gumroad to handle credit card processing and fulfillment of the files.

Who made this?

gifSlap is designed and developed by VCO_Vault, aka Donald Hanson and published by Gridwalk Labs in San Francisco, California.