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How to Make an Animated .gif

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by , 28th July 2011 at 06:35 PM (2777 Views)
I've been asked this at least three times, so I might as well make a tutorial on it. I tried to make the steps easy to follow, but I tend to get verbose/confusing at times so if you see any errors/want to make suggestions, have at ye :P

***Getting the screenshots***


***Getting the Screenshots/Creating .gifs using VirtualDub***
Youtube Tutorial <--Thank you, Blazaking Ex!
(note: slightly advanced, but it's a bit less bulky than my method)

Creating Gifs in Gimp
(gimp is free for download here: GIMP - Downloads)


Creating Gifs in Photoshop
(note: This is for versions CS3+; if you have imageready, it may or may not have this option, I'm not sure ^^; If you have a 64 bit, forget it...it won't work >_> *had to learn the hard way*)


FAQs:


If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask!
i now have carpal tunnel in my hands >_<

EDIT: Okay, I'm pissed. Why the hell is customizing your blog styles so fucked up now? >:[

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Updated 29th July 2011 at 10:51 AM by CommanderPigg

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  1. Blazaking's Avatar
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    Or you could, you know, use VirtualDub.
  2. CommanderPigg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazaking EX
    Or you could, you know, use VirtualDub.
    I only use virtual dub to encode my .mkv files into hardsubs/amv-workable clips. I don't know about the optimization options for .gifs on virtualdub...


    EDIT: Also, from my experiences with VirtualDub, you have to write an avisynth file to open most files; ESPECIALLY those encoded with a h.264 codec (which most downloadable files are now a days >_>)
    Updated 28th July 2011 at 06:57 PM by CommanderPigg
  3. Girly Princess's Avatar
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    *puts every episode of pokemon & The simpsons*
    Thanks
  4. double trouble!'s Avatar
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    Oh, wow. I do it this way, too.
  5. Eitarou's Avatar
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    Piggy, you're awesome, you know that, right?
  6. Lord Clowncrete's Avatar
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    @CommanderPigg

    Why not sticky this or put it where everybody can easily access it?
  7. Yoshi-san's Avatar
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    LET ME DIE!

    And I can make my own gifs! :D Thanks Piggy!
  8. absolpwnage's Avatar
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    ok
  9. CommanderPigg's Avatar
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    @TylerS ; I've been suggested to put an entire episode in .gif form to see if I can bypass the copyright rule :P (disclaimer: don't do this XD)
    @Blazaking EX ; Ooooh, so that's how you do it! Holy shit, I've been writing avisynth scripts all these years for nothing XD I'll post that up there too, thank ya! I think I'll stick to my method though, out of habit and convenience for me.
    @double trouble! ; Really? That's a relief XD *high fives*
    @Homu Homu... ; Uh, no not really >_>
    @Rutvik ; There's not really any place to put it, as far as I'm concerned XD I mainly created this so that if anyone asks me again, I can direct them to here. If you can find a place in the future, you can tell me ^^
    @Yoshi-san ; I forgot to MENTION you when I made this Dx Do you like the avvie? I don't know what the limits are for normal users, so could you tell me? I think I have to grayscale it to make it fit...(any two colors you like? :P)

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