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Frequently Asked Questions for GIF Creator

What is the difference between the unregistered version and registered one?

No watermark of string "Unregistered" when animations or individual frames are saved to image or AVI files by using the registered version.

How can I optimize GIF animations by using EximiousSoft GIF Creator?

GIF Creator give you powerful ablity to optimize GIF animations. It can produce the animated GIF images with a minimum file size but there is no loss of quality. Open the animation or EGC project you want, then go to workspace, open "Optimize" view to do visual optimization.


Color Quantity: Set how many colors are included in animation. Usually, an GIF animation is allowed to have up to 256 different colors.More color, the better the image quality, but the larger size, and vice versa.

Dither Arithmetic: Dithering is a color reproduction technique in which dots or pixels are arranged in such a way that allows us to perceive more colors than are actually used. GIF Creator offers several different dithering algorithm, you can select as you needs.

Dither Intensity: To set the intensity which is applied for mixing connected colors with dithering.

Matte Color: To set the background color while the GIF Image is shown on.

Compatible Old Web Browers: Select the option make produced GIF images work well on old web browers.

Default Settings: Restore the default optimization settings which are set by GIF Creator.
How can I create animations quickly by transition effects?

Launch GIF Creator program, open the animation or EGC project you want, then go to workspace, open "Effects" view to prview the vivid animations which are produced by transition effects.



Effects: All transition effects which are provided by GIF Creator are listed here. You can choose one of them and preview animation to decide what's you want.

Options: Typically, each transition effect contain a number of different options. With different setting of options, you can get rich animations within short times.

Apply Effect for object: Animation is made by the last selected object or layer which is varied by transition effects.

Apply Effect for Frame: Animation is made by the selected frame which is varied by transition effects. All objects in the frame are treated as an single object.

Fade in Fade out: When the selected object or frame is varied by an transition effect, its alpha is also vaired.

Enter Scene: The animation will be shown from scratch or from the local to the overall.

Exit Scene: The animation will be from there to show or the way from the whole to the local.

Frames Count: Set how many frames will be generated by selected transition effect. Set of the larger this number, the smoother the animation.

Frames Delay: It decide how long the generated frames are shown on screen.

Key Frame Delay: It decide how long the key frame are shown on screen.

Ok-->Add to Animation: Add or insert the created frames by selected transition effect into animation then stop your preview and go to "Edit" View.

When an GIF animation is exported, is it optimal?

Yes, it is 100% sure. EximiousSoft GIF Creator always make the GIF image size minimum while maintaining the animation's quality.

How to change text's font name, font size, or other attributes?

GIF Creator provides two ways to help you to select objects.

(1) If the text object is not selected, you need to select it as flowing: If GIF Creator is not running in Select Mode currently, click "Select Mode" tool button on painting toolbar to switch. then click the text object you want to change to select it in the edit view. It also can be selected by Objects Control Panel. Firstly please make sure the panel is visible. If not, go to "View" category and make the check box which named Objects Control Panel is selected. Click the text object item to select it in Objects Control Panel. After the text is selected, right click to popup context menu and choose "Edit Text..." menu item for editing.

(2) Double Click on the text object in Edit View directly for editing.

After that, A dialog box is shown as following screenshot which prompts you edit text visually.



If you want to change font, font size, or other attributes for part of the text object or all. it should be to select the part or all charactertexts in the edit control (see above screenshot) at first.

How to select one or more objects at a same time?

The multiple objects are allowed to be selected at the same time in GIF Creator.The standard Windows multiple-selection shortcuts of Ctrl+click and Shift+click is supported by the program. Two ways are offered for selecting objects.

Click on Objects Control Panel

All objects in an animation are listed in Objects Control Panel. More in the top of the object, the more in front of while is displayed. when an object is selected, it is shown with highlighted color in list .For example, see the following screenshot, The Object -1 is selected, but Object-2 is not.


Click: click with left mouse button on the object you want in the Object Control Panel,then the previous selected objects become unselected while the clicked one is selected.

Click + Shift: press the shift key and keep it down,click with left mouse button on the object you want in the Object Control Panel, then GIF Creator select a group of connected objects.

Click + Ctrl: press the Ctrl key and keep it down, click with the left mouse button on the object you want in Object Control Panel. If the object is selected already, then it will be become unselected, otherwise it is selected after it is clicked.

Click on Edit View


In Edit View, each visible object is shown as it should be. When an object is selected,a contrasty line is around the its rectangular border of the object,but none for the unselected one.for example,see following screenshot,The left object is selected, but right one is not.



Click: click the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View, then the previous selected objects become unselected while the clicked one is selected.

Click + Shift: press the Shift key and keep it down, click with the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View, then the clicked object is selected and add it to selected objects list.

Click + Ctrl: press the Ctrl key and keep it down, click with the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View. If the object is selected already, then it will be become unselected, otherwise it is selected after it is clicked.

How to select one or more frames at a same time?

Multiple frames are allowed to be selected at the same time. use the standard Windows multiple-selection shortcuts of Ctrl+Click and Shift+Click.

Click: click with left mouse button on the frame you want in Frames List Window, then the previous selected Frames become unselected, and the clicked frame is selected.

Click + Shift: press Shift key and keep it down,click with left mouse button on the frame you want in the Frames List Window, then GIF Creator will Select a group of connected frames.

Click + Ctrl: press Ctrl key and keep it down, click with left mouse button on the frame you want in the Frames List Window. If the frame is selected, then it will be become unselected, otherwise it is selected after click.

When a frame is selected, it is shown with highlighted in Frames List. For example,see the following screenshot.The frame #1 is selected, but frame #2 is not.


How to save the specified frames to JPG, PNG or other image format files?

If you want to save some frames in an animation to JPG, GIF, PNG etc. image files, you just need to select them and choose "Export Image Frames" menu item from main menu bar, then choose a sub-menu item according to saved image format.

Related FAQ: How to select one or more frames at a same time?

How to add a text into animations?

Click "Add Text" tool button on painting toolbar, then click on workspace in Edit view. The point you hitted is where the new text will be located. After that, a dialog box is pops up to prompt you to edit text.

How to add shapes or symbols into animations?

Click "Add Shape" tool button on painting toolbar, then click on workspace in Edit view.



Drag the pointer across the image frame to draw the shape until the desired size is reached, then release mouse button.

How to select a part of an image object/layer to be edited ?

GIF Creator provides many powerful selection tools to select portion of an image.



Magic Wand Selection: select image areas that match the color you select with the wand.

Rectangular Selection: select a rectangular area on an image.

Elliptical Selection: select an elliptical area of an image.

Lasso Selection: create a freehand selection.

Combine Selection


(1) To add to the selected area, hold the Shift key and drag the mouse pointer across the image frame.

(2) To remove a portion from the selected area, press the Ctrl key and drag the mouse pointer across the image frame

When modify some properties of an object in a frame,it is also changed in other frames if the object is visible. Why?

In fact, only several properties of an object in different frames can be different, such as "offset","transparacy", "lock","visible" etc..
  "Offset" means an object may be in different position in different frames.
  "Transparency" means an object in different frames can be different.
  "lock" means an object can be set in "locked" or "unlocked" state.
  "Visible" means an object can be set in visible or invisible state.

While the other attributes of an object for all frames are same. For example, if you rotate an object in a frame, you will find that the object is also rotated if it is visible in other frames. Then, how to solve questions like these? You can do it like the following example. There is an animation with two frames. a text banner in the first frame is filled with green color, while in the second frame is filled with blue color. You can do it according to the following steps.

Firstly, you input words in the first frame and get "Text- 1" object. You can set fill color of "Text- 1" object is green. After other attributes of "Text- 1" object are set properly, select it as the target and copy it to clipboard (Choose "Edit|Copy" tool button). Now, you switch to the second frame and make sure that the "Text- 1" object is invisible. You can obtain "Text- 2" object through pasting from clipboard (Choose "Edit|Paste" tool button). Make the "Text- 2" object is visible in the second frame and its filled color is blue.