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Animated images
 
Can you please tell me how to create them? '''[[User:Toon Ganondorf|<span style="color:#00693E">Toon Ganondorf</span> ]] [[User Talk:Toon Ganondorf|<span style="color:#D4AF37">(t</span>]] [[Special:Contributions/Toon Ganondorf|<span style="color:#D4AF37">c)</span>]]''' 21:59, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
:I'm not all that good at explaining this type of stuff, but let's see if I can explain this...
:*First off, you'll need a movie file that can be opened in VirtualDub. For anime images I guess that could be easy enough? I dunno what file they're usually made as. For in-game stuff I don't think I can get all that into emulator talk so for this first step I'll just say you'd want to record an .avi file. I don't think I can help on the specifics of this one.
:*From there I use [http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/ VirtualDub] to select the first frame and the FRAME AFTER THE LAST FRAME (It cuts off the last selected frame for some reason). This part's pretty easy, you can shift through the video with the mouse and you can use the arrow keys to pinpoint the first and last frames. As for selecting, press the Home key when you're on the first frame, and the End key when you're on the frame after the last frame.
::*If you're doing this for an in-game .avi of a DS game but only need the top screen, you'll need to go to Video -> Filters, click "Add", select the "resize" filter, then click OK (Then again after the next prompt). After that click "Cropping" and change "Y2 Offset" to 192. I'm actually not certain if you need that specific filter so just choose that one since as long as you don't mess with its settings it won't make a difference.
::*After that, you go to File -> Export -> Image Sequence, then click "png" at the bottom. I suggest you change "Directory to hold" to a folder location that'd be convenient for you. Also these settings should be remembered after you set them so setting them is a one-time step.
:*This next step varies depending on how many frames you have:
::*Stuff all the frames into [https://www.reto-hoehener.ch/japng/ JapngEditor], then pick one frame that'll serve as the "displayed on browsers that can't view apng files" frame and put it above the first frame of the animation. Afterwards, click "Skip first frame", set the speed via "Display Time" (This is a really varied step so feel free to ask for what speed you want in what instance, or try your best to make the speed accurate or something. It only measures via the gap in time between frames), and save the animation.
::*If JapngEditor makes an "exception" crash notice, it'll take a bit longer. In this instance you'll use [https://sites.google.com/site/cphktool/apng-anime-maker APNG Anime Maker]. In this program, the first frame you load is the "displayed on browsers that can't view apng files" frame. Only AFTER you do that will you open the rest of the frames in the program. Once you have all the frames, set the speed by entering an amount in "Delay" and click either msec (The same measurement setup as in JapngEditor) or fps (frames per second) and Save.
:::*From here, open the file with [http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ GIMP] with the APNG plugin and save it, making sure you have "First frame is hidden" and "As animation" checked when you do.
::::*[http://registry.gimp.org/node/24394 The plugin in question]. Basically once you download it, unzip the files and move them into your "gimp folder in your program files->lib->gimp->2.0->plug-ins" folder. Then move "file-png" one folder back so the program doesn't read it. You'll need to do this before you open GIMP the first time, but once it's set you don't have to worry about this.
:*Make sure you save the name as something like "Whateverthisis Original" so that you don't confuse it with the final product. This isn't a necessary step but it helps a little.
:*Next, drag the file to the [http://sourceforge.net/projects/apng/files/APNG_Optimizer/1.0/apngopt-1.0-bin-win32.zip/download APNG Optimizer]. It'll make an optimized copy of the file which is the same filename but with .opt and the end.
::*The reason I add "Original" to mine is so I can get rid of the "Original.opt" part of the copy's filename and have both instances of the file in case anything's wrong.
:*From there, you upload!
:There's other minor things as well, but that kinda varies depending on what you want to make into an apng. I dunno if I can help with those minor things in anything but game apng files. And if you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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