You've just installed Ulead® GIF Animator 5 and have opened it for the first time. You stare at the screen...

"What does all this stuff do? How do I use this? I just want to animate gifs."

That's what this tutorial will show you.

You may wish to open an animated gif you've saved on your computer and poke around with Ulead GIF Animator 5 (UGA 5) to see what things do, referring here as needed.

Definitions

A few definitions are in order so we're all reading from the same page:

A Little Note About Toolbars And Panels

View menuYou can click and drag any of the toolbars/panels (except the Standard Toolbar) to whatever position on the screen you desire. If you prefer the Attribute Toolbar at the bottom of the screen, click and drag it there. Or drag the Object Manager Panel to the right side instead of the left. Whatever is comfortable for you. You can also hide (or show) them by going to the View menu at the top.

drag toolbars

Important Note About Saving Your Animation

It is a good idea to save your animation twice: First as a UGA file, second as a GIF file. If you want to change something in your animation, it is much easier to edit a UGA file than a GIF file. The GIF file will not have your original objects. It will show each frame as an object, and editing is more tedious, to say the least!

More information on supported file types can be found on the Standard Toolbar page.

UGA 5 Screen Shot:

Here's what it looks like. To see what it's all for, click on a section of the image below.

Standard Toolbar Attribute Toolbar Frame Panel Object Manager Workspace Tool PanelUGA 5 Screen


Credits

All animations on this tutorial were made with Ulead GIF Animator 5. Screen shots and graphics made with IrfanView freeware viewer and Ulead GIF Animator 5.

Web pages made with MAX's HTML Beauty++ 2004, Microsoft Front Page 2002, and Notepad...

Some sections of this tutorial use information provided by the Ulead GIF Animator 5 Help file. Used without permission.


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