combine multiple images and create Animated GIF

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Hi Graphic Experts,
could you please suggest some open source and license tool to create animated GIF please. or any file that can
1. Combine 10 images and create an animation effect
2. Should be able to add interval. So I can set more time after last frame/image.

I was thinking of creating this and upload it to a webpage which can animate

thanks in advance
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You could use an online tool like
or you could use GIMP
The Free & Open Source Image Editor
This is the official website of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

  • create a new image
  • use
  • Open as layer:
  •     for each image you want to use for the animated GIF
  • Save as:
  •     XCF
  • Export as:
  •     GIF file animated and  select the time that each frame should appear
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Two ideas for you. First, GIMP is free, open source software:

Here's a tutorial at the GIMP site showing how to create an animated GIF:

Second, here's a free online tool (not open source software) that I've used to create animated GIFs:

It works very well. Regards, Joe

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