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making a gif file RRS feed

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  • i want to make a gif that flips through five or six different pictures, shows one for a second or two then goes to the next.  how do i do that?
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:16 AM

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  • Expression Design supports exports for .gif files, but it won't make 'animated' GIF's.  You will need another program to do the animation part.  There's an old free Microsoft GIF Animator™ available that you might try; it's pretty basic and no longer supported by MS   Download here: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/12053

    Start with setting up Crop Marks within Expression Design to define your animation size.  Create or fit your 'pictures' within this space; suggest using separate layers that you can turn on and off for each.  Export each frame separately as a .gif.  In the MS Animator pgm. open the first frame, then add each additional frame and save from there as an amimated gif. 

    There are other animators available (Live Search™ is your friend) both free and commercial that will utilize other graphics file formats that Expression Design supports.

    Have Fun!
    ~Fred
    • Proposed as answer by Fred C_ Friday, March 13, 2009 12:44 PM
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:01 PM