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    Gimp Animations....


    How do i make animated GIF's with Gimp? or does anyone know a good place to read up on this? thanks

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    You can't do that. Since GIF creating technology is patented, it can't be included in free software.

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    Really? thats odd...i could have sworn that there was a way to make animations in Gimp and i thought it was using GIF formatt

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    PNG's can be animated as well, AFAIK.

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    I recently found out that it is infact very simple to create gifs of any sort with gimp: Just enter the filename as myimage.gif and in the drop down menu of available formats select `by extension` even though gif is greyd out it will bring up the save opotions dialogue as normal when you press `ok`

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    AWESOME it is verry possible! thanks variant[/img]

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    this is what i could find concerning the animated png problem. It seems that the png developers spkit a few years back some of them deveoped the MNG (ming) format which has simmilar features to png but allso supports animation:

    MNG includes a number of interesting features:

    * object or sprite-based approach to animation, with commands to move, copy and paste images (rather than replicate them as in GIF)
    * nested loops for complex animations
    * way better compression than GIF animations
    * support for difference (or ``delta'') images for still better compression
    * integration of both PNG and JPEG-based (``JNG'') images
    * support for transparent JPEG images
    * low-complexity and very low-complexity subsets for simpler implementation

    Of course, MNG also shares a number of PNG's best features:

    * unambiguous pronunciation (gotta love it)
    * multiple CRCs so that file integrity can be checked without viewing
    * ultra-clever magic signature that can detect the most common types of file corruption
    * non-patented (you betcha!) compression, either completely lossless (PNG) or lossy (JPEG)
    * full alpha support (multi-level transparency) for all image objects
    * gamma and color correction for cross-platform consistency
    * ability to store copyright and other textual info, either compressed or uncompressed
    * full Year 2000 (Y2K) support (good for at least 63 millenia! dang!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    PNG's can be animated as well, AFAIK.
    This is MNGs (as variant says). Thoug it's not (atall/)very well supported(by browsers, afaik - would be happy if I was proven wrong ) yet, I had to intsall an extension to MFB (Mozilla Firebird) to get that and JNG(read: JPG with PNG alpha transperancy) working.
    I don't dare think on how poorly M$ would implement animated alpha transparent MNGs...
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    hehe.. Unforunatly i think that most browsers have abandond MNG format as it is relativly unmaintained and also libmng is supposed to be huge.

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    Well in the usa you can now use gif's but i cant remember where to get the patch !... check gimp.org
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