By STUDIO SHIN
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GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPEG and GIF image transmission combination and GIF animations can be created.
What's New in Version 1.4.3
- Fixed a bug with creating transparent GIF.
- Improved image quality when creating a GIF.
Does what it says it does - ignore uninformed reviewers
To "Doesn't work at all", look at the product description. It doesn't claim to convert video to animated gifs, so criticizing it for not doing that doesn't make sense. Read the description of something before you buy it and then get angry that it doesn't do what you want.
To "Bob_K" - that's simply not true. It exports to gif format, as expected.
This app does one thing - it knits togetether still photographs into an animation. It does not do video. Meaning it does not import video and make video into animated gifs (Try GifBrewery for that), and it does not export to video format (use Quicktime for that - you already have it). And it does this well, regardless of what other reviewers are saying. I suspect what they thought it did was different from it it claimed to do, because they didn't read the product description.
There is one bug in it currently that is causing a crash - I'm hoping the app dev will correct this. If you use the mask to mask off only part of an image (for example, if you have a portrait-style image and a landscape, and you need to use a common size between them) and one of the additional frames isn't big enough to fit within the mask - the app crashes. Otherwise it seems to work just fine.
Does what it does relatively well
I haven't had any problems with the stability of this app, it's been working well for me. It does what it does well, with a minimum of fuss. If you have a stack of images you want to be a GIF, drag and drop them and boom, GIF.
People are negatively reviewing this app because they want to get animated GIFs from their movie files. This app doesn't do that, this app yakes a stack of images and makes them into a gif for you. Because it doesn't do much the interface is simple and it was a no brainer to learn. I use Fireworks and Photoshop and I know how to create animated GIFs in those progams but it would have been a pain, this was very simple. I had a bunch of image sequences saved in various folders, I drag and dropped them and I was set.
In the future I will use GIFBrewery to save aniumated GIFs directly from mty movie files, which will be much easier. But that program would not have helped me with the image seuences I already had. GIFQuickMaker made it easy and for me was money well spent.
Not Very Intuitive or Slick, But Workable
I have to say that this is not the most intuitive application on my Mac (2008 iMac with 4GB RAM running 10.8.2), it's just not "there" yet, but I was able to make it work nicely using QuickTime Pro (which I've had for years) which allows one to output a video into individual frames which can then easily be imported into this. From there, the editing and timing process is fairly easy to work with and export as a GIF which I've had no problems uploading to various sites. I use it mostly for making animated GIFFs on Tumblr and Cinemagram. Considering the limitations, it was worth the price to me, but I would have paid more for something really great and totally understand other reviewers' frustrations.