By Make Fire Interactive
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GIF Animator is Mac user's best choice for creating amazing animations, avatars, banners and userpics. With this app you can easily convert Video to GIF, or create GIF animation from set of images with a few clicks.
▼ Key features:
● Compiling animation from imported frames
● Importing frames from: video files, PSD layers, animated images, static images
● Automatic frame scaling
● Editing GIF files: add/remove/order frames, configure GIF settings
● Animation testing
● Drag and Drop support
▼ GIF Animator supports variety of import file formats including:
● image formats: GIF, JPG, PNG, JNG, MNG, TIFF, BMP, TGA, PSD, PCX, MAC, PCT
● video formats: AVI, M2V, M4V, MP4, MOV, MPEG, WMV
Best for those w/o Photoshop, etc.
This is okay for non-graphics people, but probably a waste of money if you have Photoshop. And I'm a bit surprised by the absense of some basic control settings.
I bought this app on a whim (heck, only 99¢), after misunderstanding this app's capabilities. If you have Photoshop 5 or later, you can pretty much do everything this app does, but with a lot more control. This app does not allow you to resize the movie (say you want to turn an animation into a small GIF avatar), and it gives zero control of GIF settings that can help make smaller files. It's really a one trick pony.
If you want to be super-technical about my criticism, I'll say this app can help turn an image sequence into an animation, though I just use an older version of QuickTime to do that, then import the movie into PSD. This gives me TONS more control over the image and sequence after that.
Not worth a buck.
I was looking for an app with a simple interface so that I could take those few funny seconds from home videos and turn them into .gifs. Since I'm not a video editing expert, this looked like a good place to start. I read the reviews first and was a bit skeptical, but figured that perhaps the other users were looking for something more advanced than me, so I bought it anyway.
The first thing I noticed is that any video I import is seriously lacking in quality. When I play the video itself in QuickTime, it's a nice clear picture. But when I import into the app and make my gif, the video quality is just awful. I attempted to go to their website for technical support but Safari can't connect to their server. Go figure. Luckily, it was only 99 cents, so at least I didn't break the bank buying this app. In fact, I'm sure at some point in my life I've spent a dollar more foolishly than I did on this app……but nothing comes to mind.
A great little tool for combining images.
Those suggesting that this 99 cent tool needs to have more features than Photoshop have probubly never paid for Photoshop.
It does what it needs to do with zero learning curve and looks good on my retina display while doing it.
To the developer: I almost didn't buy this app becuase of the low star rating. I suggest making slightly better screenshots on the next release and then raising the price to $4.99 to price the complainers out of the market. It's totally worth it. You just have to make it look like a quailty product and you'll have quality customers.