Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
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Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 22:40

You can quickly create GIF animation from some PNG pictures and add delay time to it, using ImageMagick program. The command line to be used is convert, a component of ImageMagick. Surprisingly it's very easy and I'll explain below quickly. Now, you can create as many GIF tutorials as you wish. Enjoy!

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  • Prepare 2 or 3 or more PNG images.
  • Rename them to follow the sequence of 01.png, 02.png, 03.png, and so on.
  • Install imagemagick if you don't have it:  $ sudo apt-get install imagemagick 

Picture 1:


Picture 2:


Picture 3:


Command Lines:

Delay 0.5 second:
$ convert -delay 50 -loop 0 *.png animation.gif

Delay 1 second:
$ convert -delay 100 -loop 0 *.png animation.gif

Delay 2 second:
$ convert -delay 200 -loop 0 *.png animation.gif

GIF Animation:

Here's the animation with 1 second delay:

See? It's easy.