How to Animate in Gimp
Gimp is a free photo editing software that you can download at gimp.org. You can use it for a lot of different things like photo manipulations, drawing, pixel art, etc. Today though, we will be covering the topic of animation!
Note that this tutorial will only show the basics of Gimp animation. How to make the frames, how to save it and the such. So let's get started!
Tip: If you do not already have the layers tab there by default, go to any of the tabs and press that little arrow that the green arrow is pointing at. After you click tab press: Add tab> Layers. After that, the layer tab like in the picture should show up.
Tip: If you are using Gimp 2.8 or newer, press "Export" instead of save as.
When naming it, by default, it should say the name of your animation, and have .xcf at the end. Change .xcf to .gif.
Then check "Save as Animation" and press export. It is important that you pay attention to the step, because it defaults to "Merge Visible layers", and if you save it like that it will, well merge the layers. Meaning you will have no animation.
Check your animation. Press Filters> Animation> Playback.
If you see something you don't like, simply find the problem layer, and fix it. If you like how it is, you are done!
Now what if you are trying to make a picture slide show? Learn how below!
Open up the first picture like you would do any other file. After that press File>Open as Layers... Then choose the next picture you want to show up. Keep importing pictures this way until you think you have enough for your slide show.
Follow the same saving steps as described in the earlier steps. Check it, save it, and you are done!
I Hope you found this tutorial helpful! Any questions please ask below.