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GIF-image-slideshow Part 2 Gimp tutorial

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What does it take to turn your images into GIF slideshow? - This is a step-by-step guide to "DO-IT-YOURSELF" The tutorial will help you learn how to stack up your images as layers, optimize and convert them into one GIF file. -All through using GIMP - the free graphic editor software.

GIF-Image-Slideshow Part 2 Gimp tutorial. No-javascript is needed. From Gif animation to picture slideshow. Do-it-yourself the easy way.

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Do-It-Yourself GIF Image Slideshow Part 2

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4) (Picture 8) From Menu, go to Filters > Animation > Optimize (for GIF) -where the info box will say, "Modify image to reduce size when saved as GIF animation", -left click on Optimize (for GIF).

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5) GIMP will optimize for you. Wait until a new frame -with your image within it- pops up. Select on Filters > Animation > Play Back. This time the small info box says, "Preview a GIMP layer-based animation" (Picture 9) A player will pop-up. (Picture 10) Just make sure that all your images show on the player. Ignore the extremely fast speed (100 milliseconds) since this default setting is for cartoon animations (and the likes).

6) Now all we have do is to finalize and we'll have a slideshow. Close the player. Go to the optimized image. From there, open Menu File > Save as. (Picture 11) The Save box will open. (Picture 12) Go to the file folder where you'd like to save the image. Give it a name and type in file format .gif -this is very important.

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7) (Picture 13) A box called "Export File" will open. Click on the radio button for "Save as animation" and click "Export"

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8) The box will close, and it may take a few seconds for another box called, "Save as GIF" to open. (Picture 14) Check the square box for "Use delay entered above for all frames". Make sure that "Loop Forever" is checked. Go to the line that says, "Delay between frames where unspecified:" Type in 2500 for 2.5 seconds delay, or 3000 for 3 seconds delay. -You want each slide to stay long enough to be seen, but you don't want it to sit there forever. The default setting at 100 milliseconds is really for animation like cartoon where details are applied on so many frames and that its animation has to be on-going.

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That's it!!! You're done!!! Before you close out of GIMP, go to the folder where you saved your first GIF image slideshow and open it to make sure that the speed you have chosen feels right for you. (Picture 15) If you think it's too fast or too slow, you can adjust by saving it again -under the same file name, it will ask if you want to replace it, click yes. When "Save as GIF" box opens, change the number of milliseconds in "delay between frames.." Make sure that the "Use delay entered above for all frames" box is checked, though! At the beginning you may have to try it out a couple of times. But don't worry, the more you do, the better you'll get!!!

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Now that you have learned GIMP Layers, GIMP Basics, and the Paths Tool, You are ready to explore and create GIF Animation. Please take your time to study the tutorial. It looks like a lot, but please don't feel intimidated before you give it a chance! A simple GIF slideshow can save you a lot of headache in writing or looking for a good Java Script code. -Not to mention that it will also save you storage and bandwidth!

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