Creating a small movie from the computer screen and integrate it to a powerpoint presentation can be quite tedious and time consuming. An alternative is to integrate animated gifs of a process recorded on your screen. Gifs are comparatively small and there is no compatibility issues. They are best suited for small animations that show processes or before and after situations.
The software ScreenToGif has been developed just for this purpose. It provides a straightforward interface to record and edit animations. The record area is inside the main window (see the blue area of Figure 1), which is quite useful for recording. ScreenToGif also allows to edit created gifs by dragging the gif on top of the software icon. The software is portable so no installation is required.