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kcdowdy
October 15th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Looking for somthing that can do this... I'm looking at IrfanView now.


I need to do somthing very important with this gif image.

Lo_Poly
October 15th, 2007, 03:44 PM
If you mean editing/creating GIFs, GIMP is awesome. Creating gifs with it is also insanely easy.

john259
October 16th, 2007, 01:45 AM
GIF Construction Set (http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html) might be worth investigating.

Many years ago I obtained an earlier version of this program on a computer magazine front cover CD. The version I've got includes these functions:
Bolt together a set of individual static gif files to make one animated gif file from them.
Edit an animated gif file to add or remove each frame, adjust the timing, etc.
Create a transparent gif file (one selected colour is transparent).
Edit a transparent gif file to select a different colour to be transparent.It's also quite easy to use. Personally, I find GIMP extremely powerful and feature rich but utterly mysterious - but that's just my humble opinion. GIMP is more appropriate if you need to create graphics with layers (eg pictures with text captions), but I find creating graphics of that complexity much easier to do in Visual BASIC. I don't think GIMP can do animated GIF's but I might just never have found that option.

HTH, John

robbiehanson
October 17th, 2007, 06:07 AM
As a user of Photoshop, GIMP, and Paint, I'll say that GIMP makes a lot of sense only if you've used Paint before but not Photoshop. It does have a learning curve, but Photoshop's completely different. There is a way to do animated GIFs in Adobe Imageready(comes with Photoshop), but it's extremely complicated.

Personally, I use Microsoft GIF Animator, available at VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/13212).

Whatever you decide to use, good luck!

thegrindre
October 18th, 2007, 04:16 AM
I've been using MS Gif Animator many years myself, robbiehanson. It's easy and it works great, too. It works very similar to what John has said.