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Creating an animated .gif image

Aug 30, 2013, 21:10 (This post was last modified: Aug 30, 2013 21:11 by vicke4.)
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Creating an animated .gif image
Hi all,
I am just a newbie to Gimp and to this forum.I don't even have any single experience in editing images but I can do simple image manipulation like cropping.So what should I do to learn Gimp quickly?

And I am in an urge to create an animated .gif image like the one in the attachment.I have to post to my blog to illustrate a process.So how to create an image like that?

Thanks in advance.


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Aug 30, 2013, 21:50
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RE: Creating an animated .gif image
(Aug 30, 2013 21:45)ofnuts Wrote:  A fairly labor-intensive way is to take several successive screen shots and import them all in the same image as layers. Then when you save as GIF the layers can be converted to frames in an animation.

But unless you intend to add indications, a screen recorder program may be much less trouble.

Indication is must.Is there any way????
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Aug 30, 2013, 22:50
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RE: Creating an animated .gif image
(Aug 30, 2013 22:46)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Aug 30, 2013 21:50)vicke4 Wrote:  Indication is must.Is there any way????
Anyway to what?

Creating the required .gif with the indication as in the attachment example...
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Aug 31, 2013, 08:11 (This post was last modified: Aug 31, 2013 08:12 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Creating an animated .gif image
(Aug 30, 2013 22:50)vicke4 Wrote:  
(Aug 30, 2013 22:46)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Aug 30, 2013 21:50)vicke4 Wrote:  Indication is must.Is there any way????
Anyway to what?

Creating the required .gif with the indication as in the attachment example...

How many steps does your process have that you want to make into an animated of gif?
-the less the better, faster download/smaller file size.

You could just have 1 image for each step and put a delay between frames as another approach. Experiment to see how fast you want it, it will be like an animated slide show.

Scroll down to "1.2.1. Export Image as GIF" after you complete your animation
next to "Delay between frames... 100 ms (adjust that)
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-images-out....ort-dialog
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Aug 31, 2013, 09:15 (This post was last modified: Aug 31, 2013 10:15 by rich2005.)
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RE: Creating an animated .gif image
@vicke4
You can get some idea of the work involved if you open in Gimp that example you gave.

79 frames, which is not too bad but look how every frame has its own timing.

[Image: JTltNyD.jpg]

Step through each frame an see how it interacts with the previous.
Frame2 for example is just a tiny white line that masks the cursor to give a flashing effect.

So be prepared for a lot of work. A few screen captures are just the start.

Perhaps look at something else, one of Ofnuts favourites are presentations Wink
I know LibreOffice Impress can generate flash (.swf) from the slides which can contain animation. Maybe worth a try.

edit: or maybe not - looks like the animation in swf is still not working in LO 4.x

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Sep 1, 2013, 20:50
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RE: Creating an animated .gif image
Thanks for all of your response Guys.....

To start the work,First I took a screencast of my desktop using Kazam and converted it into .png images now I have almost 560 images for a 0:39 length video.Undecided

So,I selected some of the images to create a .gif.

I opened the very first image and I started to add layer by layer by opening the successive image in the new tab and cut the required part of the image and pasted it into the layer.

When I went to see the playback all layers are visible in the .gif at all time.
I want to create a .gif file with low size.So I can't add all images to produce a .gif.

So what should I do to hide the previous frame while one frame in action??
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