[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

Combining Two Animated GIFs on One Canvas -  Drop & Drag Solution

Posted on 2006-11-25
3
Medium Priority
?
3,046 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
Hello,

I have two animated GIFs.  I want to combine them onto one canvas.  

I have Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady & Ulead GIF Animator & PhotoImpact.

I can resize one to make it big enough to hold both.  But, when I try to copy the second image things go awry.

Is there any program I could use that would easily let me combine these two images into a bigger canvas?

Or, is there some combination of keystrokes you can suggest that wil allow me to cut & paste ALL of the one image int the other?  When I try ImageReady, all I get is a slice of one image on al frames of the other.

Thanks!!

Ubee..
0
Comment
Question by:a466-ub52
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
lherrou earned 2000 total points
ID: 18011957
a466-ub52,

The simple answer is that there's no easy way to do this. Remember that an animated GIF is like one of those flip books, flipping past quicky on your screen. What you want to do is have the pages from two different flip books flipping on a single new page. The only way you will be able to do that is to create a whole new flip book (animated gif) big enough for the images for both. Then, frame by frame, combine the images. However many images you have, that's how many new images you'll need to make and combine. Also, if your two different animated gifs have different numbers of frames, you'll get some funny results. All in all, it just isn't very feasible.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...
LHerrou
0
 

Author Comment

by:a466-ub52
ID: 18011988
Hello lherrou ,

Thanks for your reply.  Is there any editing program that would be easiest to use?  Simplicity & free trial are most important.

Thanks!!

Ubeee...
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:lherrou
ID: 18012010
IF I were doing this, I would do the individual frames in Photoshop, and then use Gif Animator to assemble them.

However, you might want to think about an easier way - I don't know what you are using these for, but you should be able to run them next to one another on a web page, etc.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Keep your audience engaged and get the most out of your next presentation with these quick Prezi tips.
Many programs have tried to outwit PowerPoint in terms of technology and skill. These programs, however, still lack several characteristics that PowerPoint has possessed from the start. Here's why PowerPoint replacements won't entirely work for desi…
In this second Micro Tutorial in the series,  viewers will learn more basic shortcuts and functions of Illustrator. In this tutorial you will learn about the eyedropper tool, zoom , ellipses and more.
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
Suggested Courses

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question