Cyotek Gif Animator
Cyotek Gif Animator is a versatile application designed with the purpose of generating professional looking animations in GIF format. Besides this, the program can also handle existing GIFs, being able to modify them as the user pleases or to extract frames.
Although the idea of taking still images and joining them in an animation is not new to the market, Cyotek Gif Animator manages to take this concept to another level. As opposed to your regular animation generator, this one shows true potential through a very well-thought set of capabilities that rises it above average.
First and foremost, the support for input formats is quite good; you can work with the most popular image types, including JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIF, EMF, WMF, JPE, DIB, RLE and of course, GIF.
Frame manipulation is incredible easy, in the way that you’ve got menus and toolbars for replacing, removing or reordering them, while the parameters of the animation can be customized directly from the main window. Also, before you save the final GIF, you can preview it using the dedicated built-in function.
More advanced features allow you to optimize images, so as to reduce the size of the final GIF, as well as to create a global palette for all the still pictures, which will have the same effect. Frames can be edited using your favorite third-party application and exported individually or as a whole.
Last, but not least, Cyotek Gif Animator bundles a command line utility aimed at advanced users who want to streamline their workflow by creating batch scenarios.
Overall, Cyotek Gif Animator has got the looks and the functionality required even by the pickiest of users, proving that it is so much more than a simple GIF generator. It is ideal for both beginners and professional users, making the most out of a collection of still images.