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GIF question

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by timsmith8685, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. timsmith8685

    timsmith8685 Junior Member

    This might be a simple question but I was wondering how to do GIF animation... please help:D
     
  2. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Adobe Fireworks is a good program for that. Basically you set up the image the size you need (for example, 100x100 px, and 72dpi as its for screen) make as many frames as you need (like traditional animation), put stuff in 'em, then decide the colour and animation settings (eg 8 colours, 10 frames/sec, etc) when you export it.
     
  3. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

  4. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Come on Jim! As of CS3 Fireworks was dead!
     
  5. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Well then that just shows how long it's been since I felt the urge to make a bloomin' animated GIF doesn't it! Lol.
    They rarely look nice.
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    um fireworks is still in cs5 so it's not like it's dead, never use it but it's there lol
     
  7. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Maybe they put it back in? Or was it imageready that got culled?
     
  8. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    imageready got 'integrated' into photoshop... never actually used imageready to be honest apart from optimising for web lol
     
  9. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Hands in the air...I was wrong!

    Strange day continues, I've admitted I'm wrong and upset Linford Christie!
     
  10. marklogan

    marklogan Member

    Just do a google search for animated gif tutorial and they'll be pretty easy to follow
     
  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    It all comes in threes apparently... The days not over yet.
     
  12. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    What earth shaking thing is going to happen next?
     
  13. WEBIAN

    WEBIAN Senior Member

    Image Ready is excellent for creating animated giffs and, if you have Photoshop in your machine, you probably have that as well to come with it. Don’t forget to produce a story board before you start, on paper or on screen; both ways are ok.
     
  14. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    I love animated gif's reminds me of when i was young :)
     
  15. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    How old are you?

    Animated gif's remind me photoshop 5!
     
  16. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

  17. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    That makes me 106 years younger than Berry!
     
  18. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    As stated previously...
     
  19. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Fireworks is excellent, I use it all the time in industry. A lot better than photoshop in many ways both have their strengths and weaknesses
     
  20. WEBIAN

    WEBIAN Senior Member

    Everyone post a giff here, please!

    I have a moving triangle I created in Image Ready, but I can’t find it. Never mind as it was just for practising. But if someone has done some nice animated giffs I’d love to see them. I’ve heard that it’s possible to do better animated giffs then the silly ones that are available in fun sites, like emoticons etc...
     

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