A fully-featured application that helps users create animated GIF images from a wide range of file formats (TIF, GIF, JPG, ICO, PNG, DCM, WMF, EMF, TGA, JP2, PSD, DCX, CRW, AVI, MPEG, WMV), while offering guidance for designing banners from scratch
GIF Animator is a fully-featured application that helps you create animated GIF images in a user-friendly environment.
The GUI is clean and straightforward, and the entire process of designing an animated photo can be carried out with minimum effort, thanks to its wizard-style approach. Not only does the program guide you to create a GIF image from scratch, but it also assists you throughout the process of designing a banner.
There are several configuration settings that enable users to craft banners, as they can specify the dimensions and color, add images, and insert text which can be edited in various ways. The adjustments can be previewed in a dedicated window.
GIF Animator works with a wide range of file formats, namely TIF, GIF, JPG, ICO, PNG, DCM, WMF, EMF, TGA, JP2, PSD, DCX, CRW, AVI, MPEG, WMV and others. You can upload multiple items to the list, select the image position, set the time delay for the displayed frames, and specify the animation loop count.
You are allowed to insert blank frames, add frames from images, create duplicates, as well as configure frame settings in terms of name, delay time, transparency, palette and comments. Frames can be rotated, cropped, resized, and flipped horizontally or vertically.
When it comes to the editing process, the application comes packed with several dedicated tools: pencil, brush, color picker, paint bucket and spray. You can also add text messages, apply zooming options, draw lines, and set the foreground color.
Additional settings allow users to crop unused transparent areas, remove redundant pixels and image comments, and sort the palette. Any unnecessary adjustments can be easily rolled back, and the generated results are exportable to BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF and AVI.
Overall, GIF Animator is a reliable tool which packs many useful features for helping you created animated GIF images.