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Unread postAuthor: covey12 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:08 pm

where does everyone get those animated forum icons, i looked on google but all it gives me aqre icons of cartoons, and animated movies, not the actual animation
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:27 pm

they have to be .gif images.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:37 pm

maverik94 wrote:they have to be .gif images.


Google animated gif. May even find info on making your own custom one.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:41 pm

Google for "gif animator freeware".

Basically, they are animated gifs. An animated gif is a gif file with several seperate regular gif images in it. Web browsers (and a few other apps) automatically cycle through the images.

Here's a crappy one I just did with "Microsoft Gif Animator"

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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:54 pm

yeah, there are a LOT of paint programs out there that support animated .gif images, icoFX is one that pops to the top of my head.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed May 06, 2009 8:14 pm

I generally use GIMP. The learning curve is a little steep if you've never used something like Photoshop or it before, but eventually you can do some pretty handy stuff.

Microsoft GIF Animator, like jimmy101 said, is a good option as well. I used that before I learned to use GIMP.

Usually, though, animated GIF's need to be extremely small to work as an avatar. Also, too many of them tend to get annoying. I'd stick with a static image, if I were you.
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:01 pm

Actually, my bad, I should say AniFX, not IcoFX.
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Unread postAuthor: mikemurph » Wed May 06, 2009 9:09 pm

photobucket has them too
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