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Posted: 12/31/2005 3:19:29 PM EDT
What's a cheap (free) and easy (dumb) program I can download for animating gif's?

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:28:00 PM EDT
I use Adobe Image Ready to animate gifs, but it's neither cheap nor easy.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:33:03 PM EDT
I have 4.5 hours to get my gifs together.

Or I can take a nap...

decisions, decisions...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:13:53 PM EDT
* punt *
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:15:29 PM EDT
The GIMP (gimp.org/) will do it. The learning curve is a bit steep, but it's worth it in the long run if you're going to do much with graphics. You put each frame of the GIF in a different layer then when you save it you simply hit the radio button telling it that it's an animated GIF.z
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:17:33 PM EDT
I want something with a 15 minute (or less) learning curve. Just for an avatar, nothing fancy, just a couple of images in sequence...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:19:16 PM EDT
Free. Easy.

Did I mention free?

www.jhepple.com/gif_animator.htm
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:58:05 PM EDT
cool!

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:00:41 PM EDT
GIF Movie Gear www.gamani.com/gmgdown.htm.

Free for 30 days.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:04:25 PM EDT
hey this works great!

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:12:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:13:05 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
Oh gosh. Worse than Dusty_C's "red eye"!

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:16:02 PM EDT
Google Microsoft GIF Animator.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:17:34 PM EDT
gotta find a way around the 12K limit - I had a 75K piece that was OSCAR material.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:35:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:36:14 PM EDT by LoginName]

Originally Posted By Merrell:
gotta find a way around the 12K limit - I had a 75K piece that was OSCAR material.



Getting a 75k animated GIF down to 12k (I thought the upload limit was 10K), and not compromise on quality is going to be next to impossible..

Optimize the animation...

Reduce the colors...

Eliminate some frames..

Resize to 80x60 pixels.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:37:00 PM EDT
Quality has always been low on my list.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:42:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Quality has always been low on my list.




Ye shall be judged by the quality of thy avatar... not the women you've dated.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:48:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Quality has always been low on my list.




Ye shall be judged by the quality of thy avatar... not the women you've dated.



well gosh and by golly it's hard to cram all that is America's Sweetheart™ into a measily 12K.

This may be the year to do something about it!*

*or not
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