Software for animated gifs?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Mar 2 12:47:16 UTC 2008

On 02/03/2008, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
> 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.

The gimp! I should have thought of that. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen

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