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NGif, Animated GIF Encoder for .NET

, 1 Sep 2005 CPOL
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Create animated GIF images using C#.

Sample Image - NGif.gif

Introduction

Because .NET Framework can't create animated GIF images, NGif provides a way to create GIF animations in the .NET framework. It can create an animated GIF from several images and extract images from an animated GIF.

Using the code

/* create Gif */
//you should replace filepath
String [] imageFilePaths = new String[]{"c:\\01.png","c:\\02.png","c:\\03.png"}; 
String outputFilePath = "c:\\test.gif";
AnimatedGifEncoder e = new AnimatedGifEncoder();
e.Start( outputFilePath );
e.SetDelay(500);
//-1:no repeat,0:always repeat
e.SetRepeat(0);
for (int i = 0, count = imageFilePaths.Length; i < count; i++ ) 
{
 e.AddFrame( Image.FromFile( imageFilePaths[i] ) );
}
e.Finish();
/* extract Gif */
string outputPath = "c:\\";
GifDecoder gifDecoder = new GifDecoder();
gifDecoder.Read( "c:\\test.gif" );
for ( int i = 0, count = gifDecoder.GetFrameCount(); i < count; i++ ) 
{
 Image frame = gifDecoder.GetFrame( i ); // frame i
 frame.Save( outputPath + Guid.NewGuid().ToString() 
                       + ".png", ImageFormat.Png );
}

Points of Interest

Use Stream to replace BinaryWriter when you write a fixed-byte structured binary file.

History

  • 31 Aug 2005: Draft.

License

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GeneralRe: [Bug] Last two pixels of every frame is wrong. Pin
morhost, 28-Feb-12 5:51
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GeneralRe: [Bug] Last two pixels of every frame is wrong. Pin
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GeneralTransperency Pin
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GeneralRe: Transperency Pin
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GeneralRe: Transperency Pin
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GeneralRe: Transperency Pin
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QuestionSecurity Warning [modified] Pin
jedi-samurai, 18-Dec-10 22:53
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AnswerRe: Security Warning [modified] Pin
Jajnick, 1-Sep-12 6:14
memberJajnick1-Sep-12 6:14 
>Is anyone encountered with this kind of problem with this dll?

Yes, every Norton user. The solution to this is to install some normal security software, which is used by normal people, for example, Kaspersky Antivirus 2012.
GeneralLZWEncoder Pin
tom roarty, 12-Dec-10 5:59
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QuestionGifDecoder.cs exceptions Pin
Divya Muppa, 29-Sep-10 11:16
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GeneralTransparency Pin
gameguy27, 16-Aug-10 7:39
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GeneralBug involving the first frame Pin
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GeneralI've released a derived work Pin
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GeneralRe: I've released a derived work Pin
jambonbill, 3-Nov-09 16:39
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General"The process cannot access the file xpto because it is being used by another process". Pin
chico@dsi, 30-Sep-09 0:52
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GeneralRe: "The process cannot access the file xpto because it is being used by another process". Pin
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QuestionCan I release a derived work please? Pin
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AnswerRe: Can I release a derived work please? Pin
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GeneralRe: Can I release a derived work please? Pin
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GeneralRe: Can I release a derived work please? Pin
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GeneralRe: Can I release a derived work please? [modified] Pin
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GeneralResize an animated gif background transparency Pin
vuivuivui, 26-Aug-09 22:23
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Questionhow to force no transparency Pin
AreJay, 20-Aug-09 8:55
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Generalit can't store more than 19 frames. Pin
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GeneralAnimated gif Timeline Properties Pin
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