GIFBuilder
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Create animated gifs to add to a Web site.   Free
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GIFBuilder for OSX is for you if you want to add animation to your Web site. Animated GIF files are the way to go, particularly for those less accomplished in animation, and very few programs make creating animated GIFs easier than GifBuilder. This scriptable utility offers an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that supports many different file types, including PICT, TIFF, Photoshop (including layers), QuickTime movie, PIC, and of course GIF files. What's more, GifBuilder lets you control pixel depth, the color palette, dithering, size, interlacing, transparency, interframe delay,
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Has a slightly more modern interface and is compatible with Mac OS X.
Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS 8.1 or later (with CarbonLib) Mac OS X 10.0 or later



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leeked reviewed on 24 Mar 2014
Has been rendered useless due to lack of support prior to OSX Lion.
[Version 1.0]


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MFWillsVT reviewed on 29 Nov 2012
I do wish it could be updated to run in Mountain Lion. I have tried every other animation app I can find, and nothing comes anywhere close to what this one does (did).

Sorry, but the low rating is solely due to the fact that I can't use it any more and I miss it.
[Version 1.0]

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WilliamVanNoy4439 replied on 27 Mar 2013
Hello. I was just wondering if there have been updates to GIFBuilder that corrects this concern. I have Mountain Lion and would like to download GIFBuilder. Thanks.
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Soderberg commented on 31 Dec 2011
Although the app is apparently compatible with OSX (according to the site and @xefned below), when trying to launch it in Lion I'm told "PowerPC applications are no longer supported" — which, admittedly, is not really a surprise since the latest version is from 2001.

Maybe I'll give it a try on my pre-Intel laptop. Will update here if I get a chance to do that — it would be remarkable if an app this old still ran in OSX!
[Version 1.0]


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MFWillsVT reviewed on 12 Dec 2011
If it's compatible with OSX, how come all I get is an unusable app for Classic?
[Version 1.0]


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xefned reviewed on 17 Nov 2011
Wow, it runs in OSX and it's the same program I've been using for occasional animated gifs for the last 15 years. Unheard of.

I only make animated gifs once every 4 years. But it's faster for me to download this, make an animated gif, and write a review, than it would be to figure out how to do in photoshop.

The above link gave me the Classic OS9 version. I found the OSX version at the developer's site: http://nyctergatis.com/gifbuilder/GifBuilder-carbon-1.0.dmg
[Version 1.0]


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Ash8 reviewed on 27 Feb 2011
I have just installed this and starting to get used to it. I am unable to "load palette". Any suggestions?? I am using Tv footage and the quality of the gif is awful. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
[Version 1.0]

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DeanF3041 replied on 23 Oct 2013
This is the big stickler for me too. GifBuilder used to work like a charm on Mac OS 9. Clearly it should not have been released for Carbon as it isn't ready and obviously at this point will never be updated.
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Lance_baker reviewed on 16 Feb 2011
Doesn't work. Save as wants to save as a Web page (HTML). Very disappointing failure of the most basic operation.
[Version 1.0]

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DeanF3041 replied on 23 Oct 2013
I don't think GifBuilder saves anything other than Gifs. Were you not trying to save something when viewing it in a browser?
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Beamy commented on 15 Dec 2010
An updated version for intel Macs would be fantastic !

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[Version 1.0]


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Mcfred73 reviewed on 31 Jul 2010
Whether I'm clueless or I'm stupid. I uploaded a gif video that created 400 frames, and when I clicked on convert, it did save the file as gif but opened it as PDF...that is so weird.
[Version 1.0]


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Str4wb3ryf13ld5 commented on 10 Oct 2008
This was just the application I was looking for! Very easy to use and simple interface. Thanks a lot!
[Version 1.0]


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Fredducker had trouble on 31 May 2010
Couldn't open a single image to start my animation with.
Tried "open" "convert" and dragging and dropping.
[Version 1.0]



Danny Vandesande rated on 02 Jun 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:295,880
Version Downloads:235,562
Type:Multimedia Design : Animation
License:Free
Date:10 Apr 2001
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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GIFBuilder for OSX is for you if you want to add animation to your Web site. Animated GIF files are the way to go, particularly for those less accomplished in animation, and very few programs make creating animated GIFs easier than GifBuilder. This scriptable utility offers an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that supports many different file types, including PICT, TIFF, Photoshop (including layers), QuickTime movie, PIC, and of course GIF files. What's more, GifBuilder lets you control pixel depth, the color palette, dithering, size, interlacing, transparency, interframe delay, disposal method, frames position, and looping. If these terms sound confusing, don't worry: easy-to-follow instructions are included, as is a sample animation.


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