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Needing Help With GIMP

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Holly3278, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. Holly3278

    Holly3278 Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone. I could use some serious help with GIMP. I am trying to edit an animated GIF image. What I am trying to do is I am trying to remove text from the image on each frame of the animation. However, I can't figure out how to do this? Could somebody please tell me how to do this in detailed, easy to follow steps? Thanks, I'm a GIMP amateur. :eek:
     
  2. buck52

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    Howdy

    No help with Gimpy... wouldn't waste my time... Animation Shop 3 that came with Paint Shop Pro7 years ago beats the pants off most animation programs even now but...

    If you post the animation I'm sure someone can help
     
  3. Hughv

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    There are probably better programs for this.
    Open the file, and make sure the layer palette is open so you can select the layer you want to edit.
    Basically, just turn off all the layers except the one you're editing, make your changes and move to the next.
    It might be easier to just create a new animated gif.
    http://tldp.org/linuxfocus/English/July1998/article51.html
     
  4. SSSteve

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    I use Irfanview/I first open the GIF up in irfanview the select options/then extract all frames/save them to where ever you like/now you can open up the slide that has the text and edit it with irfanview by cropping it out or take it into what ever prorgram you like and remove the text.
    Steve
     
  5. tomdkat

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    I'm a long time Gimp user. :)

    You'll have to edit each frame of the animated GIF individually. When you load the GIF, look at the layers in the layers dialog and each frame will be in its own layer.

    I don't know of any way to edit ALL of the frames at once.

    Hope that helps! :)

    Peace...
     
  6. idowindows

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    There isn't any other way...
     
  7. flytape8490

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    each layer is a frame
    hit Controll+L to bring up the layer window
    Hide all the layers by clicking all of the eyes next to the layers
    reactivate ONE layer
    remove the text however you choose
    repeat for all the layers
    save as a gif. if it asks if you would like to save as an animation, click yes.
     
  8. Holly3278

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    Ok, I got as far as the Control+L thing and the window that comes up. After that, I'm lost.
     
  9. Hughv

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    Animated Gifs are made in layers (Frames, in this case) . Each layer shows different progress in the animation.
    If you don't understand layers, you should start with a quick review of what they are.
    You can only edit one at a time, and the "Eye" symbol controls which layer is visible.
    Close (Remove the "eye") in all the layers but one, and edit that layer.
    Open the next layer, close the present one, etc.
    Layers:
    http://www.nwe.ufl.edu/writing/help/graphics/gimp/layers.shtml
     
  10. tomdkat

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    Here is a tutorial on simple animations with Gimp.

    Peace...
     
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