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Animation and video suite for the Gtk/Gnome desktop environment



LATEST NEWS [4/29/2005]: These pages have just moved to a NEW SERVER. The site might be under construction for some time.
LATEST NEWS [2/17/2003]: gAnim8 version 0.3 has been released! Check out the features page for a list of the latest great features.   New screenshots added!.    Download the latest version.
LATEST NEWS [2/16/2003]: All gAnim8 components now feature internationalization/gettext support. gAnim8 now available in SPANISH! Download the latest version.
LATEST NEWS [2/16/2003]: gAnim8 Conversion Tool version 0.2 has been released. Download the latest version.
LATEST NEWS [2/16/2003]: GtkSnapshot version 0.1 has been released - a new Gtk-based screen capture utility, and a new addition to gAnim8. Download the latest version.

NOTE: gAnim8 and the author of gAnim8 are in no way officially affiliated with Gifsicle or its creators.

gAnim8 is Copyright 2003 by Erica Andrews ( All rights reserved. See the 'LICENSE' file for a copy of the W3C license this software is distributed under. (gAnim8 is licensed under the W3C license, while Gifsicle and Ungifsicle are licensed separately under a GPL-like license.) Gifsicle and Ungifsicle are copyright by Eddie Kohler ( Gifsicle is redistributed with gAnim8 with the written permission and blessing of Eddie Kohler.

WHAT IS gAnim8?
(Pronounced "g-animate"). gAnim8 is an animation suite for building and manipulating animated Gifs and *small* videos in a Gtk/Gnome environment. See the
Features section and What's New? section for a list of all of gAnim8's great features and abilities. It is intended for Linux/Posix systems. gAnim8 is built on top of the wonderful Gifsicle program. gAnim8 is a frontend for Gifsicle/Ungifsicle and more. Say goodbye to building animations by command line! gAnim8 is NOT intended to be the next Gimp, rather it was created to help fill the relative absence of GUI tools for building and editing animated Gifs and small videos. There are alot of command line utilties for animated Gifs, but few, if any, GUI tools that have a logical layout and are beyond the 'planning' stage. Command line tools do the job, but may be no fun to use when you are repeatedly editing and rebuilding animated gifs with 15-20 animation frames. So, what I did is found the best command line tool (gifsicle) and built my GUI suite on top of it. Over time, I added support for editing and creating small videos, and even recording video from V4L devices.The end user has NO need whatsoever for interacting with the command line while building, editing, and managing animated Gifs. gAnim8 is written in Python, making it open source by nature, and very portable across many POSIX/Linux Systems. If you don't know about Python, all you have to know is that you won't have to compile anything, unless you choose to.

gAnim8 has been tested in the following environment: SuSe 8.1, Mandrake 8.2, Kernel 2.4.8-34/2.4.19, Glibc 2.2.4/2.2.5, Python 2.2, PyGTK 0.6.9-1 and PyGTK 0.6.9-3, PyGnome 1.4.1-1 and 1.4.2-3, Gtk+ 1.2.8-4/1.2.10, Imlib, Gnome 1.4, IceWM 1.2.5/1.2.6, gifsicle 1.30 -1.37, ungifsicle 1.30, FFMPEG versions 0.4.6 and 0.4.7, ImageMagick 5.2.3 and Alot of distros have 'xalf' running - I have 'xalf' REMOVED from my system as it tended to make Python apps hang on startup and not run correctly. gAnim8 runs well with at least 64 MB of memory and a Pentium 1 processor (nothing spectacular is required).

gAnim8, the gAnim8 Conversion Tool, and GtkSnapshot are Copyright (c) 2003-2005 by Erica Andrews (PhrozenSmoke ['at'] All rights reserved. See the license file for a copy of the W3C license this software is distributed under. Gifsicle and Ungifsicle are copyright by Eddie Kohler ( Any use, modificiation, or redistribution of gAnim8 or it components not in accordance with the license is strictly prohibited.

Last Update: April 29, 2005

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