Making a animated GIF in GIMP.

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Making a animated GIF in GIMP.

  1. 1. Making a GIF in GIMP is pretty easy,and with this tutorial, you will knowhow to make one yourself!
  2. 2. GIMP 2.6.12 - it is a free image editingprogram.GIMP Animated Package - this is theplug-in that will later be install so youcan extract video frames from videos.A video - it must be in MP4 format.This is going to include what youranimation is of.
  3. 3. First off, you should install GIMP. Theinstallation is quiet simple, so itshouldn’t take to long.Next that should be installed is theGAP (GIMP Animated Package). Wheninstalled, it will give out a few moreoptions in the GIMP program.
  4. 4. It is probably a good idea to make aseparate folder on the desktop orsomewhere that you’ll remember forthe video file and video frames to go.I would also advice to have the videotrimmed to just the clip you want ofthe animation, but this isn’t necessary.
  5. 5. Now we are ready to start actuallymaking the GIF. Open up GIMP. Itmight take a little bit to load becauseit is also putting the plug-in in for thefirst time.When it loads, go at the top menu toVideo/Split Video intoFrames/Extract Videorange.
  6. 6. This window shouldpop up:Click on the buttonat the end of theVideofilename line.Another window will show up. Whatyou are going to want to do is find thevideo file in the folder you put it.
  7. 7. Now click Video Range. Off to the sidenow a new part of the window willappear. This is where you will choosethe frames you want to have aanimated GIF of.You use the timelinething to find the framesyou want to use.
  8. 8. If a window pops up asking to create aVideoindex, just click ok.In the check boxes below, have Loopand Selection only checked.
  9. 9. Find the frames of the video you want,then put the starting one and theending one in the boxes.After you get those go back to theother side of the window and checkCreate only one multilayer Image.And also set the Audiotrack to 0, thenclick ok.
  10. 10. The GIF is currently animated, but it isprobably to large or not cropped yet.You are most likely going to want toscale the image down to a suitablesize.
  11. 11. Okay, when you edit the image and itis ready to be saved, go to File/SaveAs.Under SelectFile Type (ByExtension)find and clickGIF Image.
  12. 12. When this nextwindow appears, justclick Save asAnimation. ThenExport.
  13. 13. In the Delay between frames whereunspecified: put in what the speed ofthe video frames were before. And finally, check Use delay entered above for all frames. Then save.
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