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Falco GIF Animator is an easy-to-use solution aimed to create animations. Besides animated GIF images, as suggested by its name, this application also supports other formats, including AVI video, animated icons and ICO. However, you might feel the necessity to export SWF, which is not supported. In addition, a wide range of picture formats is ready to be imported; and other sources like cameras and scanners can be used as well.
Although it is quite powerful and versatile, this tool is still easy enough to be used by someone with just basic skills. A new animation can be created from scratch but the easiest way is to use the wizard. Just by providing the source pictures and some basic parameters, as picture alignment and display time, a beginner can create a new animation in a matter of seconds. However, newbies will probably need to spend some hours using this application before they can take full advantage of all the available features. Several tools can be used to modify or create new images; these include pencil, brushes, shapes, fill tool, selection tools and text tools. Furthermore, the program lets you apply multiple effects.
In general, Falco GIF Animator can create animations fast and efficiently. Of course, the results will depend on your drawing and design skills more than on the program features. One of the things that makes this software attractive is that it offers powerful editing functions at no cost.
- It supports various types of output
- It allows various source types and formats
- It is easy to use
- It is free
- It includes several tools and effects
- It does not support SWF as output format