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    how/where to create animated GIFs ???

    See previous post re Adobe Photoshop CS6 problems with animated GIFs.

    http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/sh...CS6&highlight=

    Does anyone have suggestions about creating animated GIFs nowadays? It used to be so simple. My first animated GIF circa 200 was using Macromedia Fireworks. I'd hate to have to re-learn that or another program, but Adobe has mucked up Photoshop CS6.

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    How Tos (Animation):

    How To Make Animated GIF Image: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-...age-with-gimp/
    Playing with Fire: Organic CSS3 Animation: http://designfestival.com/playing-wi...ss3-animation/
    Return of the GIF (5+ Rad Ways to Play with GIFs): http://content.photojojo.com/tips/5-plus-fun-gif-ideas/
    GIF Animations Instructions: http://www.frontiernet.net/~steve_glimpse/animinst.html
    How to create an Animated gif (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z93Z1v5dypE

    How to merge or combine two Gif Animation or one Gif over another GIF - in Ulead Gif Animator (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jsuJVNJFq4
    How to Make Cinemagraphs Still Photos that Move Like Movies!: http://content.photojojo.com/tutoria...tos-that-move/

    FREE Online Photo Editors (Animation Tools):

    Supported Image & Video Types: GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG, AVI, MPG, MOV, FLV and RM and many more (Max total upload size is 20 Mb. Large images take longer to upload.): http://lunapic.com/editor/ (Animation Tools)
    GIFPal: Probably The Easiest Tool To Create GIFs Online: http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/gifpal-create-gifs-online/
    Drag & Drop Images: http://www.animasher.com/create
    Create a gif animation from uploaded pictures (watermark attached): http://gickr.com/

    The Free Online Image Editor (Resize or Crop your (animated gif) images - Add Text to your animated gif images): http://www.online-image-editor.com/
    Picasion (Animated GIF maker): http://picasion.com/resize-image/

    Create an Animated GIF (import from Flickr or import from Picasa): http://picasion.com/

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    Thanks Major Payne. You always come up great references.

    I tried to check out a few. Would have to learn a new program.

    My BIG complaint is against Adobe. GIFs in Photoshop were once so simple, then a bit tricky, now in CS6 impossible. Think Adobe has gone nuts. They junked up Macromedia Flash; now Adobe is junking up Photoshop. And Adobe "Help" is ridiculous.

    If I have to learn a new program, I might as well check out Fireworks, which used to create animated GIFs under Macromedia.

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    TOO, tooooo simple. Why did not Adobe HELP say so.

    Window>TIMELINE (also but may not be necessary Window>WorkSpace>Motion). In timeline section click arrow to choose FRAME ANIMATION, then click on that "Frame Animation" line to create a frame. This also displays the icons at bottom of Timeline to duplicate, etc. frames.
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    You're welcome. Might want to look at some of these programs, too:

    FREE Software (Animation):

    GIMP: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ (Animation included)
    How to Make an Animated GIF Image with GIMP: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-...age-with-gimp/
    GIMP tutorial directory: http://www.pxleyes.com/tutorials/gimp/ext/
    25 GIMP Video Tutorials to Help Get You Started: http://sixrevisions.com/graphics-des...deo_tutorials/
    Using GAP: http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Using_GAP/

    Other:

    Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork: http://www.synfig.org/cms/
    Stereo Animation: http://www.stereomaker.net/sample/ani/ani_e.htm
    StereoPhoto Maker(SPM: http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/
    Blender: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/
    Blender Tutorial Archive: http://www.blender.org/education-help/tutorials/

    UnFreeze: http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/ (Animation)
    Pivot Stickfigure Animator (freeware): http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html
    Stykz is the first multi-platform stick figure animation program in the world (as far as we know!), and it is COMPLETELY
    FREE!: http://www.stykz.net/Home.html

    Might be of use:

    Photoshop Animation Tutorials (Adobe Photoshop can open MOV or AVI video files.):

    Use the New Timeline in Photoshop CS6 to Create an Animated GIF from a Video: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/to...if-from-video/
    Create an Animated 3D GIF in Photoshop CS6: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tu...imated-3d-gif/
    Photoshop How to - CS6 | How to make a Simple Gif Animation (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_32XS0OQB8
    Creating Animation with Audio in Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: http://www.graphicmania.net/creating...-cs6-tutorial/

    http://pelfusion.com/tutorials/40-ph...ate-animation/
    http://photographycourse.net/editing...-photoshop-cs4
    http://www.good-tutorials.com/tutori...shop/animation
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4425276_use-...animation.html
    http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorial...op/Animation/1

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    Thanks again, Major Payne. But I'm most comfortable with Photoshop after all these years and the simple solution I noted above solves the problem.
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    If you want to cheat, rather than create Gifs from scratch, you can run a game (like Dawn of War or C&C), zoom in on a unit and hit Print Screen every second.
    These print screens are then stored in one of the game folders, where you can save the individual photos, crop them and turn them into Gifs.

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    Thanks for your kind info i get lots of info from this discussion thanks again.

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    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.

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    i had needed to know about the animated gif. thank for posting.

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    Well if you want to stick with Adobe it's gonna be complicated. I'm making animated gifs with Bannershop GIF Animator and it's straightforward. I suggest using locally installed tool because it's much faster than uploading frames online. Also you have much more animation effects and you can move all objects around to figure out attractive layout.

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    Well creating animated GIFs and Videos can be done right away at mozvideo.com and the services are really affordable and tell you what you can also try trial version of the services,

    Here it is : mozvideo.com

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