Softpedia Editor's Review for Flex Gif Animator
Create, edit, and add cool effects to animated GIF images
Written by Alexandru Pintilie on April 18th, 2013
Flex GIF Animator provides graphics designers with a toolbox capable of creating animations such as banners or buttons and exporting them to a number of formats including SWF (Shockwave), MOV (QuickTime), FLC (Autodesk), EXE, AVI or image files like BMP, JPG, TGA or PNG.
One of the best features of Flex GIF Animator is the powerful brush engine that can help you achieve amazing results while working on your design. It also supports Photoshop brushes, thus you can easily import them into your projects. In order to perform retouching operations, the included dodge, light, blur or saturation modifier really come in handy.
The Effects section of the application sports several options such as form / image based effects, particle system, warp or morph. Vector graphics are also supported alongside 2D and 3D text with its corresponding 3D effects like drop shadow, glow and other filters.
You can easily capture frames from your video files and import them into your project. Furthermore, Flex GIF Animator helps you add images directly from your drives. The optimization process assists you in achieving the desired file size with instant preview of compression ratio and results.
Moreover, Flex GIF Animator generates HTML code for your animation in case you want to publish it on your web page. Of course, this particular application comes with drawbacks as well. The interface, while comprehensive, tends to get crowded really fast and also does not facilitate the designing process. Some effects may not work and the final product may also differ from the prospect you have in mind.
Flex GIF Animator is not the best not the worst software of its category. It sits in the middle and, while it can be the ideal tool for some users, the majority will surely look for something else when its limited performance and set of working features can’t make the magic happen.
Flex Gif Animator description
Here are some key features of "Flex Gif Animator":
· Flex GIF Animator has advanced options to optimize for target file size or compression ratio, Before-and-after animated previews, display real-time optimized results, flexible palette options for full control over colors ,total scale of animation.
· Supports double animation edit mode: Timeline ( keyframe ) , frame edit, double image edit mode: true-color object-based vector graphics and pixel-based editing with selection, paint brush tools . support add shadow, around edge and 3-D edge to vector graphic , There is support for Transparency color and support curvering the motion path of object.
Make Trick Banners:
· Supports create "trick banners"(animated GIFs with simulated windows controls),Trick banners generally have the highest click-through rate.
Real time 3D effects:
· Supports a variety of awesome special effects, include Form based effect ( such as deform, flag, wave, spray light, scroll,particle etc) and image based effect, These are two types of effects that can be used simultaneously with one object. particle system with ten predefined. built-in warp and morph animation maker .
Objects tween Animation maker:
· Support tween color (include vary color), shape(curve), transform, mask and other object's attributes,So it is possible to create any objects tween animation what you think.
3D style Text or graphic objects:
· Support arbitrary add 3D style edge, brush draw edge, shadow, background layers to the text and any vector graphic objects
· Exports to a wide variety of file formats including GIF, AVI, EXE, Flash and single frame image ( JPG, TGA, BMP, GIF) files.
Screen and video capture:
· Capture the desktop, window and region of the desktop, especially it can record the change of the window or region of the desktop. Capture frames form mircrosoft AVI, Quicktime Move,mpg,Flash move, save it as seperate objects that can be edited.
Add sound to the animated GIF:
· Flex GIF Animator has built in audio recorder,It ca also imported audio file outside,It is easy to create synchronization move with audio and video such as mircrosoft AVI,Quicktime movie,mpg,Flash move ,self play exe with synchronization audio etc.
· Intel Pentium compatible processors
· 64MB of RAM
· 20MB of available hard drive space
· CD-ROM drive
· 15 days trial
· Nag screen
· Cannot save the design as an animation project
· When exporting the animation or image, its frames will be marked as 'Demo'
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Photoshop brush support:
· Support import photoshop brush files
Make Trick Banners:
· Supports create "trick banners"(animated GIF with simulated windows controls),Trick banners generally have the highest click-through rate
· Extract icon from exe or dll file as part of animated GIF
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