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Old 02-01-2004, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats a good gif making program i can use?

i wanna make like a moving banner pretty much
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Macromedia Fireworks is easiest, IMO

I make animated gif banners with that program all the time. Use the tutorials and you will get the hang of it in no time.
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If you want something free, I use GIF Construction Set Professional. It's kind of obnoxious about getting you to pay - it literally yells at you when you shut it down - but it's really easy to use.

http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html
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would some progs have better methods of creating them, therefore have better quality gifs?
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Old 02-02-2004, 12:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Macromedia Fireworks is easiest, IMO

I make animated gif banners with that program all the time. Use the tutorials and you will get the hang of it in no time.
where are these tutorials ?
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You can export flash movies as animated Gifs as well cant you?

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If you have Fireworks, open it, click on Help/Lessons/Creating Animation

*EDIT: BTW, you can also save an animated banner, from the web, and open it in fireworks. Then click on window and select frames, to show frames. Now you can go through each frame and see how it was animated and the time span allocated to each frame. If you wish, you can also use it as a template to create an animated banner. Just create a graphic for each frame (that is the same size as the original banner ad), and paste into each frame.
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could someone give some good tutorials for creating gifs - it sounds to be a interesting topic...
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almost all graphic suites have some kind of GIF editor. PaintShop pro has a basic easy to use editor. photoshop has imageready which is a more powerful editor.

i would also search download.com, maybe there are some free ones without nag screens
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You can export flash movies as animated Gifs as well cant you?
Yup, you can.
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