Microsoft GIF Animator
– An animated GIF is simply an image of type GIF, that combines within it a sequence of images, to display an animated motion when viewed in any browser! If you do like to create simple GIF animations, then this free tool from microsoft is good enough for you.
This Microsoft GIF Animator is no longer available on microsoft servers and is also not supported by them anymore. But you could still find and download it from some websites.You can also download it here.
Though this software was developed for windows xp platform, we found to our surprise that it still worked on windows 7 as well! It should also work on vista without any issues.
How to create animated GIF?
Microsoft GIF Animator is a simple software and is quite intuitive to use. To create a GIF animation, simply insert images for each of the frames.You can find the “Insert” button on the toolbar at the top.You can also rearrange the image sequence by clicking the up and down arrows. You can adjust the image width and height on the “Image” tab and also specify the final animated GIF’s width and height on the “Animation” tab.
You can have as many frames as the number of images you want to combine into an animated GIF!
Microsoft GIF Animator is also useful to open any existing animated GIF and extract all the image frames within the tool. You can then re-sequence or enhance them and build your own animated GIF!
The trick to make a cool animated GIF is to click two or more successive photo shots, when the target object is in motion.You can then combine them all into one good animated GIF, with Microsoft GIF Animator.
Enjoy creating animated GIF images.