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How to Make an Animated GIF
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don570


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 12:58    Post subject:  

I had problems making an animation with maag 1.2 when the
gifs had transparency. It worked when there was no transparency.

I had no problems with transparency when I CD'd to folder containing the gifs
and used the command ..
Code:

gifsicle --colors 256 -w -O2 -D 2 -l --transparent 000000  --careful -d 50 *.gif -o /root/transparent.gif


See image.
I will test version 1.4 now.

P.S. I have a suggestion ----> A warning message when the user
clicks on 'Add' button and there is no path in field.
transparent.gif
 Description   animation with two transparent gifs
 Filesize   687 Bytes
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transparent.gif

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 13:32    Post subject:  

Version 1.4 will let you insert those options.
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there is no path in field.

How did that happen? Did you just type in "*.gif"?
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don570


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 14:42    Post subject:  

No . Just too eager to start the project so I left the field open.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 14:58    Post subject:  

OK. It's worth putting an error check on that.

I messed around with transparency.

1. I started with two non-transparent frames.
2. I ran MAAG with the "-t 0" option
3. When I tested it in gifview, it had a black background.
4. When I checked it in Viewnior, it had a transparent background.
5. When I ran "gifsicle --cinfo", it claimed to be transparent.

So I think that the problem is with gifview. I tried to find a setting that would make it transparent, but failed.
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don570


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 15:15    Post subject:  

Another suggestion:

Most Puppies have a default image viewer. The name is stored
in a file somewhere.

I think the file name is defaultimageviewer or something like that.

You could launch the maag.gif with that default image viewer
automatically.

That way you would avoid using gifviewer.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 15:25    Post subject:  

I thought about doing that, but I can't be sure that the alternate viewers that Puppy might have would necessarily show animated GIFs.

Actually, I tested gifview again and it is working with transparency. It's just that the background that shows through the transparency is black!
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gcmartin


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 20:20    Post subject:  

Something I saw Smokey01 do with the MultiBooter PET utility that will make this PET, possibly, more intuitive. Ths is an idea for consideration: They arranged the buttons in a verticle fashion. Thus it is organized in the path of steps that they want users to follow to use the utility. I think the benefit is obvious. Of course, on screen steps could also accomplish the same objective.

Only other idea that comes to mind is mouse-over example for couple of your fields (like "Other options" for example). The mouse-over for Time-interval could reflect:
  • 50=half second
  • 100=1 second
  • 200=2 seconds
etc for any other areas you feel mouse-over would contribute to usefulness.

ALSO, I have again tested "convert2gif folder" with JPEGs conversion with the 1.4 version. Works.

Anyway, as it stands currently, it is truly a functional utility for community need.

Hope this is what you might have been looking for.
transparent.gif
 Description   This reflect the path to bug. It not that MAAG is not acting; rather,if "imperfect" user (who isnt?) is pointing to wrong folder/folder without GIFs, he is loss. Some message with action might alert users to review picture's folder.
 Filesize   58.39 KB
 Viewed   163 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 21:06    Post subject:  

gcmartin wrote:
Something I saw Smokey01 do with the MultiBooter PET

Please provide a link to this.

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They arranged the buttons in a verticle fashion. Thus it is organized in the path of steps that they want users to follow to use the utility.

As a quick-and-dirty GUI design tool, gtkdialog does not easily lend itself to laying out buttons vertically.

Quote:
Of course, on screen steps could also accomplish the same objective.

That's why there is a Help button.

Quote:
Only other idea that comes to mind is mouse-over

Some people love mouse-overs. But they double the amount of work that translators must do.

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I have again tested "convert2gif folder" with JPEGs conversion with the 1.4 version. Works.

Thanks for that.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 21:42    Post subject:  

Noticed that V1.5 is posted. Installed it without uninstalling V1.4. Next:
  1. Open MAAG
  2. Filled in Time Interval & Other options
  3. Clicked New
  4. Got a momentary popup-message; "New Project Started"
  5. Selected folder with GIFs
  6. Clicked Add
  7. Folder field was emptied but no messages of creation of output
  8. Clicked Make
  9. Got a popup-message; "No files added yet!"
Bug???

Edited: The problem exposes when the folder does NOT have any GIFs. The resulting MAAG application action and message does not reflect why this occurs.

@Rcrsn51 has indicated why this occurs, here

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 22:01    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
gcmartin wrote:
Something I saw Smokey01 do with the MultiBooter PET

Please provide a link to this.
I misquoted the name. It is "MultiPUP" and found here

I understand what you share. Again, its only a consideration being offered.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 22:26    Post subject:  

Quote:
[*]Selected folder with GIFs

How did you select it?

Quote:
[*]Folder field was emptied but no messages of creation of output
[*]Clicked Make
[*]Got a popup-message; "No files added yet!"

I believe that could only happen if none of the files in the folder were valid GIFs. Right-click on the files and check their properties.

[Edit] I can't fix a reported bug if I can't replicate it, and I can't do that without more information. So I am declaring v1.5 as Final and moving on.
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun 2014, 13:06    Post subject:    

Version 1.4 worked with my transparent gifs. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jun 2014, 18:34    Post subject:  

The quality of my GIFs are decreased after conversion. For example,I take screenshots which are saved in PNG/JPG. Then I run a convert2gif utility on the file(s). The resulting quality of the GIF is reduced.

Any suggestions on converting to gain equivalent quality? ... Or steps to improving a GIF quality?

Thanks in advance for any assistance
Lunar_eclipse_2014progression.gif
 Description   Convert2gif reduced the jpeg quality to this
 Filesize   40.81 KB
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Lunar_eclipse_2014progression.gif

Lunar_eclipse_2014progression.jpg
 Description   Jpeg quality
 Filesize   100.13 KB
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Lunar_eclipse_2014progression.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jun 2014, 22:28    Post subject:  

It took me 30 seconds of googling to find this. Have you tried any other conversion tools? There are some obvious choices.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2014, 00:18    Post subject:  

Maybe an online converter would do, this site seems to work ok http://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-gif
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