Animated GIFs

zamboknee

Posts: 3

1 year ago

How do I create a simple 2 image animated gif?
Thanks
Coen

Posts: 610

1 year ago

zamboknee

Posts: 3

1 year ago

so no way in Pixelmator?
Sebastiaan

Posts: 3085

1 year ago

animation is not part of Pixelmator.
llorsh

Posts: 1

1 year ago

Yeah... that's a Carbon App... so...
Any other suggestions?
Coen

Posts: 610

1 year ago

I'm afraid GIF animation apps are a thing of the past, like animated GIFs themselves. Browsers are still capable of displaying them, but they're as outdated as html frames. Some alternatives like APNG and MNG were developed, but they never caught on and are hardly supported by any browser.
Then there's Flash, but it's expensive and it doesn't work on iPads and iPhones. Nowadays, I use Tumult software's 'Hype'.You can build anything in it from small animations to entire websites. And because it onlyuses HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, animations will play in any browser on any device. http://tumult.com/hype/

For simple animations, you might want to try using sprite animation in css: http://jsfiddle.net/simurai/CGmCe/

EDIT: If you still want animated GIFs, GifFun is free: http://www.stone.com/NewDownload.html
Pegasus

Posts: 88

1 year ago

For making gifs from still images I use Gif Quick Maker for $1.99 . For making gifs from movies I use Gif Brewery $4.99. Both applications are available in the App store. Both apps are easy to use and give you good results.
version

Posts: 1

1 year ago

I'm using GIF animator which accepts .PSD layers as frames

FYI:
GIFs are still required / requested as banner ad format.

Pixelmator could use some more web format export features. 'Export for Web' is probably the biggest lacking feature.
It'd be nice to 1up Photoshop and provide size/scale options on export; thus saving the need to resize the original before exporting...
And while you're at it, how about a shortcut key combo for exporting - cmd-E ?????
;)

Update: cmd-E is Merge Layers as i just discovered while preparing my psd for aminating...
Coen

Posts: 610

1 year ago

CMD-SHIFT-E is export for web.
Don't panic
rezicc

Posts: 31

11 months ago

Bro, animated GIFs are not outdated. 98% of the Internet it made up of animated GIFs.

It'd be great for Pixelmator to include an in-house GIF building function.
ferlevin

Posts: 124

11 months ago

A simple way to achieve gif animation is by using the slice tool.
You can draw your animation with each "frame" as part of a grid, and then slice each grid element. Then choose "Export for web" and create a new folder where all jpegs will be placed. From there you can use any of the options mentioned above to convert the images into an animated gif.
CirculairPixel

Posts: 2

1 month ago

Is there a video tutorial for this?
CirculairPixel

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