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GIFLine

Type of Program: Animated gif creation
Supported platforms: Win 95/98/NT
Company Name: Diprode
Version: 1.0
Price: $10
Installed Size: 523 KB

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This is the stuff!! Simple, easy to use, cheap and effective. This program is a delight.

Gifline produces animated gifs that resemble the flipover information boards that you see at airports and railway stations. 

A WISYWIG screen lets you see the changes you make as they happen, much better than going to preview and back every time. You can change the text colour, font and size as well as the background colour or use a bitmap as your background. 

A nice touch I thought is the ability to change the colour and size of the hinge. You can also set the size of the gif

Simple tools to change the animation speed, delay and number of frames needed to generate one flip cycle are also included. Add to that the option to utilize the merge, crop and palette facilities to optimize your gif and you have a very comprehensive simple to use program that produces excellent results.

If you're into web design you'll want this,

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Support: Available but I doubt you'll need it
Reviewed by Simon Baillie


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