Picture with gif files Click Here
for web Copy instructions.
or find an image.
these eyes in a magazine article. Scanned in as
bmp, sized and overlaid the eyes for a match.
Where it didn't match, I cloned the first and
pasted in on the second image. Saved as gif
file. Cartoons are a
lot easier. Images are everywhere. Offsetting,
flipping and rotating images all give movement.
Now let's animate.
Microsoft Gif Animator.
Don't have? Download:
Microsoft offers this as Freeware. Self
extracting zip file 1.03 megabytes. Be
patient, it's worth it and it's Free.
Prepare the gif files you want to animate
and store in one folder. This animation
has two gif files or images.
2.Click Open File Icon 2nd from left, Find
the first file you want and click OK. To
add the 2nd file, click the + (plus) icon
and find the 2nd file, Click OK and the
file will insert in frame #1 and move the
first choice to frame #2. If not in
correct sequence, select the frame which
shows a blue border around it after
selection, click up arrow. One click of up
arrow will move the frame up one and the
replaced frame will move down one. I
checked looping and inserted 4 for my
repeated count before stopping. For
continual looping, check "Repeat
Comment" is for copyright and
creation notations. I duplicated first
image in Frame #3 because when it stopped,
I wanted the eye open and it stops on the
last frame of the sequence.
is 165 pixels wide and 144 pixels
2. They are all the same size so
"Left" and top settings are
"0" by default. Keeping this
simple to begin with, I'll cover smaller
image settings in later lesson and reason
for smaller images.
3. Frame #2 is selected and inserted
duration at 50, which is 1/2 of a second.
100 is one second. Frame #1 was set at 200
and Frame #3 was set at 100.
4. "Transparency is not selected, so
I don't have to select a transparent
color. Cover this in later lesson.
5. I'm ready to preview and see if my
settings are what I want. If not, stop the
preview and go back and select the frames
you want to change the settings to make
faster or slower. To Preview, Click
diamond button pointing to the right to
6. Save grouping by Clicking multiple save
icon, 5th from left button. The animation
is now package as one gif file, ready to
run in Stationary or html document when
Note: This was designed to go on a
white background for seamless viewing as
the image background is not transparent
and is white.
of finished animated eye. Copy, Save and
open in MS Gif Animator, Review and change
the settings and then preview to see the
effects of the settings.
You can edit any animated gif file you
find on the web as well in the same
copyrighted material. This image is set to
run forever so you can see the effects of
the animation. I wanted a flirtatious wink
not a blink. Did I succeed?
Copy, Save my animated gif example. Open it with
MS Gif Animator to see the construction and
settings and then insert it on your email stationary.
This program is
limited to gif format picture images.
There are animators for other images like jpg
and bmp but they want about $49 for their
program. The key is the quality of your
paint program saving a gif file, not the
animator program. If you have the money, buy a
better paint program like Adobe Photoshop.
for instructions to copy and save art.
Next page for
Transparency and odd size images