|Animation/Multi-page Image Editor|
The Animation Editor will load and save both multi-page images like TIFF, PDF etc and animations like GIF, MNG and MPEG (Free Delegate download required for reading PDF and MPEG).
The Animation Editor works like the Image Editor allowing you to edit each frame of the animation or multi-page image, when finished editing you can save it back into the same format as what was loaded or a different one. Using the Animation Editor is ideal for loading up a multi-page TIFF or FAX, adding a few pages to the bottom and then saving it again. You could also scan your documents and save them as multi-page TIFFs or PDFs so you have a digital copy of your paper work.
An example of using the animation feature could be to load a single image into WinGraphic, duplicate each image while applying effects. This could turn your single static image into an animation with little work.
For example WinGraphic's splash screen has been loaded in. Each image has been manipulated with the Swirl special effect. The first frame has no swirl, the second has been swirled 90 degrees, the third 180 and so on. The delay has been set to 30 for the first image and 15 for the rest. The animation was then resized to 80 pixels (keeping the aspect ratio) and saved as a GIF. The result is a small animated image ideal for a webpage that only took 1 minute to make.
If you are creating a GIF animation you are able to set the delay, position and disposal method for each image. By using the coalesce image function you are able to flatten GIF animations or merge all the layers of multi-page images, e.g. PSD images.Tutorial
Creating a simple GIF animation