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Author Topic: Program to string together series of images into an animated gif  (Read 6830 times)

patteo

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I captured a series of screenshots with Screenshot Captor.

Now I would like to put them together into an animated gif to put into a Mini-Review I'm working on.

Does anyone know of a freeware program that can do that ?

It would be a nice touch if I can also just place the images in a folder and the program will just string them together.

Maybe Mouser may like to consider adding this capability into Screenshot Captor itself.

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Re: Program to string together series of images into an animated gif
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 11:05:24 AM »
Now that's what you call a really good idea  :up: :up:
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Re: Program to string together series of images into an animated gif
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 11:16:02 AM »
Here's a program that will make animated avi from images:
http://www.aswsoftwa...avi/imagetoavi.shtml

but you should check out Wink for more elaborate movies out of screenshots: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

or else one of the more pro screencasting tools: http://www.donationc...enCasting/index.html

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Re: Program to string together series of images into an animated gif
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 11:17:19 AM »
Make sure to read this thread: http://www.donationc...index.php?topic=8040

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Re: Program to string together series of images into an animated gif
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 07:26:28 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback.

Eventually, I discovered I actually had Animation Shop 3 which came with the Jasc Paintshop Pro Anniversary version. I never used it before until today and wow, I did not know it was that easy to use.

So I did not checked out Wink (which I used before to generate the output in swf) but I belief it does not output in gif.

You can see the results in of Animation Shop in http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=8448.0

It would be nice if there was a freeware version available that others could use to generate Animated gifs from Screenshot Captor image captures for the mini-reviews.

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Re: Program to string together series of images into an animated gif
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 07:30:29 PM »
use http://www.mplayerhq.hu, open source, runs on win/linux/mac

http://oss.netfarm.it/mplayer-win32.php
for latest win32 binaries...

mplayer -vo gif89a:fps=15:output=test.gif -fixed-vo *.gif
should work for gif files

mplayer mf://*.jpg -vo gif89a:fps=15:output=test.gif
for jpeg, also png should work...

add -vf scale=320:240 or whatever res you want, if you want to change the gif size

mplayer is a media player (and mencoder is a media encoder) which can play all video files .... ever known. also boasts to be the fastest player as well.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2007, 07:51:31 PM by compn »