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Please Can Someone Help With a Tutorial?

Jun 15, 2014, 06:59
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I’m looking for a gimp tutorial on how to freeze parts of a gif. I can’t seem find a proper one. Does anyone know how to?

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Jun 15, 2014, 09:14 (This post was last modified: Jun 15, 2014 10:01 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Please Can Someone Help With a Tutorial?
What do you call "freeze parts of a GIF"? You can freeze an image (or at least make it show for a longer time).

When you load a GIF animation in GIMP, each frame is a layer and the layer name contains the frame display duration:

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so you just have to rename the layer to change that number and export the GIF again. The GIF format (and the applications that display it) may have limits on he possible duration. But you can also replicate the layer (two identical layers displayed 200ms each look like a single layer displayed 400ms, they just make the file a bit bigger).

If you want the image to display a given frame indefinitely, just delete all the layers above it.

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Jun 17, 2014, 16:14
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RE: Please Can Someone Help With a Tutorial?
Ok, I don't completely understand your instructions.

What I mean is, make only parts of the gif move, while the rest is still and frozen.

Do I duplicate the last layer and erase the part I don't want to move? I've tried that and it doesn't seem to be working.

(Jun 15, 2014 09:14)ofnuts Wrote:  What do you call "freeze parts of a GIF"? You can freeze an image (or at least make it show for a longer time).

When you load a GIF animation in GIMP, each frame is a layer and the layer name contains the frame display duration:



so you just have to rename the layer to change that number and export the GIF again. The GIF format (and the applications that display it) may have limits on he possible duration. But you can also replicate the layer (two identical layers displayed 200ms each look like a single layer displayed 400ms, they just make the file a bit bigger).

If you want the image to display a given frame indefinitely, just delete all the layers above it.
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Jun 17, 2014, 16:38
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RE: Please Can Someone Help With a Tutorial?
If you want parts of the image to look still when others move, then they just have to show up at the same place on all frames. There are scripts that will copy & merge a layer on all layers of an image. One of them is my interleave-layers script.

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