GIMP – Free & Open Source Image Editing Software

GIMP is a free cross-platform image editing software available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. Boasting rich features, it is not specialized to create GIFs. However, it’s also great for making GIFs because you can utilize its great editing tools to perfect your images before inserting them into an animated GIF.

It is very easy to use. You can click File > Open as Layers and select all the pictures you want to use for the GIF. You can edit the images here as you want, or just move on to make the GIF.

Next, go to Filters > Animation > Playback and play the animation to see how the GIF looks. you can change the entire canvas size or scale the image if needed.

Once done, you will need to export it as GIF. You just click File > Export Asand choose GIF image as the file type.

GIMP software is open source. So, you can customize it by changing its source code.

Highlights:
– Open-source software
– Sophisticated tools for almost everyone’s image editing needs
– Customization options
– Refine images in the editor before adding them to a GIF

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