Thursday, October 6, 2022

Animation with ImageMagick


Author: MareroQ
Implemented plugin by Ofnuts.

Older versions and comments here:

In menu: Filters ➤ Animation ➤ Animated gif using ImageMagick...

Gimp is not the best tool for creating animated gifs (instead of using the 256 color limit for the frame, this applies to the entire gif).
In this case, you can support Gimp with the great capabilities (HQ) of ImageMagick.

The current release is ImageMagick 7.1.0-49.
For Windows download size:~37 Mb, instaled with options: Associate supported and Install legacy: ~116 Mb



(MrQ Animation with
- change of 'Delay' unit to milliseconds (according to Gimp),
- add export support as animated webp,
- added the ability to replicate 3 frames (top, bottom and any selected) in order to extend the display of key frames,
- changing the name in the menu to: "Animation with ImageMagick...",
- bugfix for replicate (09/10/2022).

Animated webp format converts frames (merge) according to its own algorithm,
 so for further easy editing (modification) save it also as xcf.

 - added export support as mp4.
 - added option: 'Play in a loop' (gif or webp). 
Popular dimensions mp4 (accepted on YouTube)
Example mp4.

- new plugin interface based on gimpfu3 by J.F.Garcia [arakne]

- added option: Crop Movie: to popular dimensions or aspect ratio. If the movie is enlarged, the missing areas are set to the background color or transparent.

- if the directory for saving is not selected, display the message and do not execute the code (interrupt the plug-in operation).

- small changes in GUI description,
- added option:"Resize all layers to image size?" (to eliminate possible errors in the result).
It's the equivalent - When you export layers of different sizes as gif in Gimp, a message will appear: 

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