Gimp can produce animated GIF files. It’s easy, if you understand that each layer is one image in a stack. It is shown for a short time and then replaced by the next one.
Further tips by YOU!
(from Retro): You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to flatten the blending images. Just slide the Opacity to the right level, then use the menu ( EDIT – Copy Visible) and in your base image press STRG+V and the new layer button to get this in a layer.
(From GS): ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an option called blend in the menu Filters->animation which does the same basic thing. After youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve decided the number of frames a script produces the mixed layers.
This time there are no files for downloading – just “steal” them from here as described in the video. Explore the annoying one on top of this entry, it uses the “optimization” option you’ll find in the animation menue. It didn’t made the show, but you’ll find your way around.
Visit the Blog “Linux for Photographers” , even if you are using an other OS. He has a lot to share about photography and Open Source programs.
On the meetthegimp.org group at 23 is a thread about an Adventskalender. This is an old German tradition and you are invited to join the fun.
I’ll take a break from making this videos from mid December to mid January. In this time I’ll think about how to improve the show. I would be glad about your input – either here in the comments or by mail at email@example.com. What did you like? What was missing? What did annoy you?
00:35 New feed
01:44 Linux Phototgraphy blog
03:15 The basics of animation
05:20 Examine an example
06:23 Indexed colour map
07:30 Look at the frames (layers)
09:55 Creating a new animation
13:04 Put the images into RGB mode
15:00 Start assembling
15:45 Blend images together
18:45 Playing the animation
19:00 Name the layers to control the speed
23:50 Save as GIF and index the colour map
25:59 The Panorama Challenge
27:47 The End
TOC made by paynekj