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Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)04:51 UTC+1 No.626395 Report

/diy/ I am trying to learn how to make a GIF (pic related). I googled this and I keep getting GIMP as the preferred way but it seems like there are higher quality ways to do it. Does /diy/ have any experience in this area?
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)05:23 UTC+1 No.626401 Report

i've used imagemagick to do it.
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)05:29 UTC+1 No.626404 Report

thanks I'll look in to that one.
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)07:17 UTC+1 No.626435 Report


Licecap: http://www.cockos.com/licecap/
GIFcam: http://blog.bahraniapps.com/?page_id=21
Open Broadcaster Software: https://obsproject.com/
WebMConverter: https://github.com/WebMBro/WebMConverter
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)08:04 UTC+1 No.626446 Report

There aren't a lot of modern tools for really delving into editing animated GIFs. Nowadays, people just convert from video to GIF and call it a day because there's no real need to optimize a GIF from 3MB to 2MB when everyone has broadband.

I used is use an old piece of software called animagic GIF that's probably 10-15 years old. It was lightweight and pretty good, especially if you understood how GIFs are animated. Nowadays, I just load up photoshop. It's a beast and clunky as hell, but it gets the job done since I don't have to worry about shaving precious KB when loading over my 56k modem.
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)10:28 UTC+1 No.626472 Report

>I googled this and I keep getting GIMP as the preferred way but it seems like there are higher quality ways to do it.
Why the doubt, because it's freeware?

GIMP is **more than** good enough for this.
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)15:49 UTC+1 No.626529 Report

I had a really shitty way of doing it, but it was reliable. Avidemux 2.5.6 and Adobe Photoshop.
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)16:16 UTC+1 No.626538 Report

I used animaguc too!
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)16:21 UTC+1 No.626541 Report

Also check out gifsicle:

There are packages for Debian based linuxes.
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)16:47 UTC+1 No.626566 Report

you should make your Gifs out of Multiple PNG files. i make it in Flash first then put together the png files into a gif.
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)20:09 UTC+1 No.626634 Report

>import video frames to layers
>save to web as gif
Anonymous 04/17/14(Thu)20:35 UTC+1 No.626642 Report

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