I wrote up a tutorial for creating animated GIFs with MPEG Streamclip and GIMP. I tried to focus on using totally free tools, but if you already have Photoshop (CS4) then Tom Woodward’s tutorial here will probably prove more useful to you. I’m going to try and follow this up with another tutorial on how to use masking in order to create some interesting effects with animated GIFs. You can find the tutorial on the ds106 wiki here. Feel free to edit/add to the tutorial—I’m still a novice at GIMP, and would love any and all tips.
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I’ve been enjoying the ds106 animated gifs and played around with creating a few myself. I’ve knocked together a simple mac app that opens quicktime moves and exports short sections as animated gifs. It might be of use to ds106 folk. Blog post with dl and info: Animating Gifs on a rainy afternoon
You rock, I love the whole idea of command line animated GIFs, and you make your own animated GIF app is totally rad, now over to your blog 😉
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