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Old 03-04-2006, 08:10 AM   #1
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Default GIF Animation Construction Kit

As part of a college class I am taking, the instructor wants us to make an animated GIF using an unspecified GIF Animation Construction Kit. Anybody here know of such a kit, particularly one that is free or has a free trial period?

By the way, I do not intend to use any animated GIF images in any web site I create for real.
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I created a couple of animated GIFs using ImageReady, which comes with Photoshop. Do you have ImageReady?
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Animation Studio has been included with Paint Shop Pro for a number of years, so surely you have that? Otherwise there is a list of gif animator software here.

   
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:47 AM   #4
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I created a couple of animated GIFs using ImageReady, which comes with Photoshop. Do you have ImageReady?
I don't have Photoshop, but I do have Paint Shop Pro. I will look in the help for a possible tool there.
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Animation Studio has been included with Paint Shop Pro for a number of years, so surely you have that?
Animation Shop? It's no longer part of the package though... Not sure when they stopped bundling it, probably after Corel took over. Animation Shop 3 was still included with PSP 8 though.

   
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I think your instructor is referring to GIF Construction Set, a very capable application for Windows machines that does animated GIFS. It also does a neat job of creating .ico files, so if you're serious about web design it's worth having even if you never intend to create another animated GIF.

GIF Construction Set Pro costs only $24.99.


Oh, and while I still hate animated GIFs with a passion, one of my web sites is accessed largely by Gen Y users, and they have no objections whatever to animated GIFs – in fact, they love them! So I have had to allow them in ads, because the ad providers also know that they will sell to that group.

   
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Oh, and while I still hate animated GIFs with a passion, one of my web sites is accessed largely by Gen Y users, and they have no objections whatever to animated GIFs – in fact, they love them!
What is "Gen Y"?

   
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What is "Gen Y"?
Generation Y – people aged between about 11 and 26. Younger than Gen X, who are younger than the baby boomers.

   
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Generation Y – people aged between about 11 and 26. Younger than Gen X, who are younger than the baby boomers.
Oh. Gosh. So "Generation Z" must already be growing up then?

   
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Oh. Gosh. So "Generation Z" must already be growing up then?
I don't think the marketers have started targeting them yet. Or naming them if they have. What happens next, of course, will be interesting. Maybe the behavioural scientists will come up with a totally new term.

   
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