Free Gif. Creating Program

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    hey, I was wondering, which program do you all use for avatars? Also can I download it somewhere online for free?
    Thanks,
    -Asteroid
     
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    As far as programs expressly for gifs, Ulead GIF animator is apparently very good, and at least some version is online free. Someone else might give you advice on that.

    But I personally use GIMP. It is a general image-editing program, very similar to Photoshop; it can make animated gifs with relative ease. It is also open-source, and so it's completely free.
    http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
     
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    tha site confuses me
     
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    Sorry, that's the site for the source code. This the right site:
    http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

    Download "The GIMP for Windows (version 2.2.11)" and then "GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment (version 2.8.9, for Windows 2000 and newer; updated installer)". For each, just click on "Select a Mirror", then pick one off of the list that comes up.

    Install the GTK+2 Runtime Enviroment, then the Gimp itself. It sounds confusing, but it is easy.
     
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    i go to setup and it says this before I install
    GTK+ 2.0 runtime environment was not found on your computer. GTK+ Runtime Environment version 2.4.14 or newer is required to use The Gimp. You can download GTK+ 2.0 runtime environment from <http://gimp-win.sf.net/>.
    Please install GTK+ before running the Gimp setup again.
    · 1024x768 or greater resolution is recommended to run The Gimp.
     
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    You need to download and install the GTK runtime environment first. It's the first thing under the main download on this page: http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

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    I did the same thing when I tried to install it. It's a bit weird to install, but once it's on it's fine.
     
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    thanks so much! can I get it updated any way?
     
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    Sure :up:. (I also got and responded to your PM). I'm not so sure about the updates, since they haven't updated since a DLed it (a few months ago).
     

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