Software for animated gifs?

Karl Auer kauer at
Sun Mar 2 11:36:54 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 13:17 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 02/03/2008, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
> > What software for ubuntu can create an animated gif image? Also, is
> >  there any software that can play an animated gif frame by frame?
> In bad form, I reply to my own email. It appears that mplayer can play
> animated gifs one frame at a time. However, I still need software for
> creating them. Thanks.

The GIMP will do it. Create your picture with multiple layers; each
layer is another image in the animation. Be careful with transparency;
each frame completely overwrites the previous frame. When you save, do
so as GIF. At that point you will be given the option to save as an
animation; the next dialogue will let you set the delay between frames.

Regards, K.

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