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A complicated GIF

Jun 12, 2014, 13:42
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A complicated GIF
I'm looking to make a complicated GIF.
I have two GIFs that I've preprepared, and I'm looking to combine them.
Essentially, what I'm trying to do is have one part of the GIF play a set number of times, then have the other GIF play once, before ending the animation (ie, stopping the GIF or at least having the last frame go on for a very long time).
So, GIF 1 plays, say, five times, then GIF 2 plays once. But the finalised, combined GIF occupies roughly the same amount of memory space as the other two did together.
Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!
(I'm also willing to clarify what I want, if nobody can understand what I've written)
Thank you!
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Jun 12, 2014, 13:55
Post: #2
RE: A complicated GIF
GIF is a simple format, there is no way to control the image with logic, so you have to use brute force and have all the required frames in the same image:

- Open the first GIF,
- Use "File>Open as layers" to load that image again (each tile the set of layers will be added to the stack) as many times as necessary to have copies of the first GIF.
- Use "File>Open as layers" to load the closing GIF above this.

This is of course going to take more space than the original two GIFs.

If the GIF is going to be used in a Web page on which you have full control, there is likely a way with some Javascript to have the first GIF play a defined number of times, and then be replaced by the closing GIF.

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Jun 12, 2014, 14:01
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RE: A complicated GIF
Bummer. Alright, thanks anyway for your help!
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