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Gifsicle is a command-line tool for creating, editing, and getting information about GIF images and animations. Making a GIF animation with gifsicle is easy:

gifsicle --delay=10 --loop *.gif > anim.gif

Extracting frames from animations is easy too:

  • gifsicle anim.gif '#0' > firstframe.gif
  • You can also edit animations by replacing, deleting, or inserting frames:
  • gifsicle -b anim.gif --replace '#0' new.gif
Some more gifsicle features:
  • Batch mode for changing GIFs in place.
  • Prints detailed information about GIFs, including comments.

  • More...

What's New

Version 1.78:
  • Correct an optimization bug introduced in 1.76.
  • Major improvements to color selection (important when reducing colormap size). Use gamma-corrected colors in selection and dithering; this makes image quality much better. Also, when reducing colors with dithering, prefer to select colors that dithering can't approximate.
  • Add ordered dithering modes, which avoid


  • OS X 10.5 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 1,779
Version Downloads 1,145
License Free
Date 11 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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