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NGif, Animated GIF Encoder for .NET

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Create animated GIF images using C#.

Sample Image - NGif.gif


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 );
//-1:no repeat,0:always repeat
for (int i = 0, count = imageFilePaths.Length; i < count; i++ ) 
 e.AddFrame( Image.FromFile( imageFilePaths[i] ) );
/* 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.


  • 31 Aug 2005: Draft.


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GeneralRe: Can I release a derived work please? Pin
jambonbill6-Oct-09 15:50
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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
vuivuivui26-Aug-09 22:23
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Questionhow to force no transparency Pin
Are Jay20-Aug-09 8:55
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Generalit can't store more than 19 frames. Pin
inamgul26-Feb-09 2:00
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GeneralAnimated gif Timeline Properties Pin
Daffy1012-Nov-08 23:01
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Generalan better implement Pin
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GeneralRe: an better implement Pin
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GeneralRe: an better implement Pin
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GeneralRe: an better implement Pin
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GeneralRe: an better implement Pin
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Question怎样才能把体积减少一些啊?? Pin
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General一处bug Pin
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GeneralExporting frames [modified] Pin
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GeneralPerformance improvement Pin
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GeneralRe: Performance improvement Pin
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GeneralBugfix NextPixel() Pin
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GeneralRe: Bugfix NextPixel() Pin
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GeneralExcellent work! Pin
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QuestionThe gif be changed bigger? Pin
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AnswerRe: The gif be changed bigger? Pin
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Generalits important [modified] Pin
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GeneralBug fixed Pin
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