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  Grandson is counting on me Joseph Cervantes via gimp-user-list 10 Sep 11:19
   Grandson is counting on me Guy Stalnaker via gimp-user-list 10 Sep 13:26
   Grandson is counting on me rich404 11 Sep 09:56
    Grandson is counting on me Shlomi Fish 12 Sep 08:13
     Grandson is counting on me rich404 12 Sep 09:29
Joseph Cervantes via gimp-user-list
2019-09-10 11:19:46 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Grandson is counting on me

Good day all,
So thankful to have found yall.Diligently trying to help my oldest Grandson with a school project.Currently failing miserably thus requesting the experts for assistance. I've used Photoshop previously, although it has been years.Found Gimp and love it.I have worked for hours trying to simply put my Grandson's Face (.jpg) into an 8 second football players .gif I have watched all I could possibly find on YouTubeI even signed up for the free 7 day Photoshop Trial but after a day with it, got so frustrated, I unsubscribed and cancelled the remaining 6 free days. From what I see, Gimp v2.10.12, if fully capable yet I continue to fail. My ask:Gimp for Dummies steps:1. Open Gimp2. File3. Open? As Layers?4. Etc. I am so frustrated with myself currently as I teach ERP for a living (26 years) and just cannot seem to figure this out for my Grandson. ANY help getting me on the right path would be overwhelmingly appreciated. Cheers and Thanks yall.
-J

Guy Stalnaker via gimp-user-list
2019-09-10 13:26:20 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Grandson is counting on me

Joseph,

Review this tutorial:

https://www.quackit.com/web_graphics/gimp/tutorial/create_an_animated_gif_layers.cfm

That shows a very simple process to create a new animated GIF. The change for you is to edit an existing animated GIF.

1. First that JPG of your grandson needs to be saved as a GIF file. Open it in GIMP then save it as a GIF image: File - SaveAs - make sure filetype is changed to GIF, and save with .gif 2. Reopen the GIF of your grandson (and not the JPG image) and the animated GIF
3. At this point review that tutorial. You need to make the GIF of your grandson a layer in the animated GIF file. When you open the animated GIF file does GIMP not show its "animation frames" as layers? There should be a Layers Panel that shows at a minimum one layer (if an image has only one, like the image of your grandson) or more layers. If GIMP does not show the animated GIF with multiple layers in the Layers Panel, then you cannot do what follows (and I have no guidance for you). If it does, continue on 4. Shift to the image of your grandson and from the Select menu choose Select All then from the Edit menu choose Copy 5. Shift to the animated gif file and from the Edit menu choose Paste As Layer (this is on a submenu so look carefully for it) 6. The animated GIF should now have a new Layer -- the image of your grandson
7. Click on it in the Layers Panel to select it 8. Use the tools at the bottom of the Layers Panel to move the layer of your grandson's image up the layer stack to the place you want it to go 9. At the point you should be able to follow the tutorial above for saving it.

Regards,

GuyS

On 9/10/2019 6:19 AM, Joseph Cervantes via gimp-user-list wrote:

Good day all,
So thankful to have found yall.Diligently trying to help my oldest Grandson with a school project.Currently failing miserably thus requesting the experts for assistance. I've used Photoshop previously, although it has been years.Found Gimp and love it.I have worked for hours trying to simply put my Grandson's Face (.jpg) into an 8 second football players .gif I have watched all I could possibly find on YouTubeI even signed up for the free 7 day Photoshop Trial but after a day with it, got so frustrated, I unsubscribed and cancelled the remaining 6 free days. From what I see, Gimp v2.10.12, if fully capable yet I continue to fail. My ask:Gimp for Dummies steps:1. Open Gimp2. File3. Open? As Layers?4. Etc. I am so frustrated with myself currently as I teach ERP for a living (26 years) and just cannot seem to figure this out for my Grandson. ANY help getting me on the right path would be overwhelmingly appreciated. Cheers and Thanks yall.
-J
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2019-09-11 09:56:59 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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Good day all,
So thankful to have found yall.Diligently trying to help my oldest Grandson with a school project.Currently failing miserably thus requesting the experts for assistance. I've used Photoshop previously, although it has been years.Found Gimp and love it.I have worked for hours trying to simply put my Grandson's Face (.jpg) into an 8 second football players .gif

As long as you realise that you are not going to replace any of the animation studios, you might get something. Treat as a less-than-perfect-bit-of-fun.

You downloaded an 8 sec gif to use. 8 seconds might have 80 layers. If it was just a static overlay/underlay there are scripts to automate. More probably you will need to paint in each layer. Tedious but there you are...

Things to check. (1) Is the giff optimised? - if it is, unoptimise in Filters -> Animation -> Unoptimise. (2) The colour mode. For a gif it is indexed. Change this to RGB File -> Mode RGB.

The I would select the face using freeselect tool, copy the selection. That is now the clipboard brush. Size it to suit and you can paint in each layer over the existing image.

A lot to do there: A little video 5 minutes duration, on the whole process, including exporting a gif.

https://youtu.be/-Mbi2n9apP4 Hope it helps.

rich404 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)
Shlomi Fish
2019-09-12 08:13:25 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Grandson is counting on me

Hi,

also consider exporting to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APNG instead of animated GIF.

On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:56:59 +0200 rich404 wrote:

Good day all,
So thankful to have found yall.Diligently trying to help my oldest Grandson with a school project.Currently failing miserably thus requesting the experts for assistance. I've used Photoshop previously, although it has been years.Found Gimp and love it.I have worked for hours trying to simply put my Grandson's Face (.jpg) into an 8 second football players .gif

As long as you realise that you are not going to replace any of the animation studios, you might get something. Treat as a less-than-perfect-bit-of-fun.

You downloaded an 8 sec gif to use. 8 seconds might have 80 layers. If it was just a static overlay/underlay there are scripts to automate. More probably you will need to paint in each layer. Tedious but there you are...

Things to check. (1) Is the giff optimised? - if it is, unoptimise in Filters -> Animation -> Unoptimise. (2) The colour mode. For a gif it is indexed. Change this to RGB File -> Mode RGB.

The I would select the face using freeselect tool, copy the selection. That is now the clipboard brush. Size it to suit and you can paint in each layer over the existing image.

A lot to do there: A little video 5 minutes duration, on the whole process, including exporting a gif.

https://youtu.be/-Mbi2n9apP4 Hope it helps.

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2019-09-12 09:29:04 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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Hi,

also consider exporting to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APNG instead of
animated GIF.

On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:56:59 +0200 rich404 wrote:

I can not remember the last time I got the Gimp APNG plugin working, probably Gimp 2.6 and PClinuxOS, all depends on the libpng package. There is a java application that works.

The concept is still not dead https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/issues/1278

In practice not much (none) support in websites and browsers for that format. A better bet will be WebP animation which Gimp 2.10 can write. Still not universal support however, plenty web sites not accepting it.

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