Create an Animated GIF using Script-Fu
This page explains how to create an animated GIF using the Script-Fu option of GIMP. We will take a JPEG image, and convert it to an animated GIF, applying a "rippling" effect in the process.
First, let's look at the "before" and "after" images.
While most browsers support animated GIFs, some don't. If you can't see the animation in this example, your browser may not support animated GIFs.
How to Create an Animated GIF
I created the above animated GIF using the Script-Fu option of the GIMP. This is the easiest way of creating animated GIFs using GIMP. Script-Fu is a scripting extension for the GIMP.
To create an animated GIF using Script-Fu:
Open the Image
Open an image that you'd like to turn into an animated GIF.
Select an Animation Effect
Set the Parameters
Play the Animation
Once you're happy with the animation, export the image (File > Export) and select GIF image (*.gif).
If you're not happy, go back and try again.
Export the Animation
That's all it takes to create an animated GIF using the GIMP!
In this tutorial we used the "ripple" effect, but feel free to check out the other animation effects. Also, experiment around with the various settings of the different effects.