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How does one create those often hilarious moving avatars or user logos?

Asked by JonnyCeltics (2716points) December 22nd, 2010

Sometimes in forums or other websites that allows for a profile pic (for lack of a better way of putting it)—-there are moving ones. When I drag them on to my mac they are simply a bunch of jpegs being seemingly looped.

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AmWiser's avatar

Sorry, Fluther is not set up that way.

ETpro's avatar

You just need an image editing program that lets you create and save GIF images and naimated GIFs. It can be a bit labor intensive, as you make them the same way movies are made, except you have to create each succisive image that moves just a little bit. You create a series of a few GIF images then save them together as an animation file. Depending on the image manipulation tool you use, you will need to read the details of how to name and save the separate panels into a single GIF animation.

Happy image editing. However, @AmWiser may be right. It looks like to me Fluther allows the uplaod of GIF, JPG or PNG avatar images but defaults to saving them to the JPG format, which does not support aniomation. So check that out before you go to any effort creating an animated avatar if you want to use it here.

anartist's avatar

they are just animated gifs with 2 or 3 images cycling through.
They are very irritating after a while

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