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Giveaway of the day — Zoner GIF Animator 5

Zoner GIF Animator 5 is the best tool for creating images in the animated GIF format.
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User rating: 247 (89%) 32 (11%) 74 comments

Zoner GIF Animator 5 was available as a giveaway on July 20, 2007!

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Zoner GIF Animator 5 is the best tool for creating images in the animated GIF format. It is very easy to use and offers : you can create hundreds of impressive bitmap textures (like bricks, clouds, and bubbles), restore animations' original states, import both bitmap and vector images to use as frames, import high-quality bitmap images with over 256 colors, use alpha transparency of 0-99% and much more.

Unique Features:

  • Helps you create "trick banners" showing simulated Windows system controls (dialogs, message boxes, buttons, etc.);
  • Its texture generator offers practically infinite textures in hundreds of basic types;
  • Lets you directly add WMF and EMF vector images to frames;
  • Lets you set an animation's background color.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP; Processor: Pentium (or equivalent) 166 MHz (or higher); Memory: 32 MB RAM; HDD: 10+ MB of free disk space; Resolution: 800x600 High Color (1024x768 recommended)

Publisher:

ZONER Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.zoner.com/gif-animator

File Size:

5.55 MB

Price:

$49.46

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Create and manage 3D models and animations.
Create and simulate 3D models and animations.
Take snapshots in PNG, JPEG or GIF formats and share them.
Capture images and videos of your screen.

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#74

#38, I'm running XP Home with IE v 7.0.5730.11. I have also tried to run repair without success. Then I tried to download the trial version and I had the same response, nothing. I still have the original GOTD copy on my machine, installed and activated, just cannot get it to respond.

Reply   |   Comment by splashie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

#38, I'm using XP Home Edition with IE 7.0.5730.11- I still have the software installed and activated, it's just non-responsive. I've also tried repairing it and that also did not work. And like #65, I tried downloading and installing the trial version, which also had no response. Hmmm

Reply   |   Comment by splashie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Well, to bad. I already have Animation shop. And i have Sothink Glanda. if i didn't have them, i would of downloaded this!

Reply   |   Comment by Andreas  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Does what it says it will. The interface isn't as simple as it could be, and the less technically inclined could probably use a more detailed explanation of how some of the options work, but it does do a pretty good job. Produced gif files seem more bloated than those created with MS Gif animator for smaller filesizes and using default options, but it starts to match and then outperform the older MS software as the length/size of the animation increases and can also match the size with the correct optimizations selected.

There are plenty of mroe advanced graphics packages out there offering similar functionality, but if you don't already have one this package does a good job.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

#40

Textures all there for me, luckily.



No problems with it..made a lil silly banner gif lol...works like a charm. Full-registered version, all elements appear to be present & functioning OK

Reply   |   Comment by zhuk  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Hey isn't i available for Linux?

I can't use it, shame.Can anyone tell me where i can get a related software (free) which works on Linux?

Reply   |   Comment by Faraas  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Downloaded and activated without problems.
I played with it for a bit and liked it bunches. Definitely a keeper!
Thanks so much, GAOTD and ZONER, Inc!!
I usually work with Paint Shop Pro and Animation Shop 3, and also have Ulead GIF Animator, among a dozen other graphic apps, and no, Michele #13, it doesn't do the same things this proggie does.
In the few minutes I played with it I managed to generate a blind-like texture, and animated it with some blur. Quite nice!
Then I made a M$ banner, but when I tried to change the text, it also changed the looks of the classic banner to the silver one (the one I'm using). Guess I have to fiddle around with my settings before trying that one.
Like BladedThoth, I wouldn't mind the texture feature as a standalone. That's another thing you don't have in Animation Shop or Paint Shop Pro, Michele, and Zoner GIF Animator is useful to produce new textures that we can use as patterns or textures in PSP.
Arian, you obviously don't work much with graphics. You also have to put some (some times a lot) effort of your own to achieve results. Resize and crop are features that come with most graphic apps - even ACDSee does that. Resize your larger graphics, or crop them and make them all same size. Only then use them in Zoner, and you should have a decent animation.
I'm keeping this app for sure, it will be very useful for my work.
Thanks again GAOTD, and keep up the good work!
I wouldn't mind seeing some PSP or PS plugins (hint! hint!) but please, not during next month, 'coz I go on vacation, LOL.

Reply   |   Comment by Duckie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Same as 36 for me. All the files will open but program won't run. I was actually looking forward to this one.

Reply   |   Comment by SteveB  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

This is just the kind of program I hope to find! I hope that it will be as useful as it looks for my current application. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Cheryl McGraw  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I had a problem installing it also. It is working now. This is what I did.

1) installed the giveawayoftheday version (this is how I found that the giveaway version didn't work)
2) UNinstalled the giveawayoftheday version

3) downloaded and installed the trial version from the zoner website www.zoner.com
4) ran that version, which starts with a notice that it's only good for 30 days
5) closed and UNinstalled that trial version
6) again installed the giveawayofhteday version

The program now is working for me, or at least it's in the Programs group and it starts up and runs, and the About screen says "License owner".

Reply   |   Comment by Abba  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Zoner has been around for a long time, maybe 10 years. Their programs, full versions but usually one version behind, are sometimes featured on UK magazine CDs and DVDs. For what that's worth.

This giveawayoftheday is about the closest we get in the US.

Anyway, WHEN does the 90% discount change on their website? One week from today? Or one week from 6 days ago?

Reply   |   Comment by Abba  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I kinda hate to say it, since my main browser is Firefox... but I never have problems (knock wood) with software downloads as long as I use IE. This activated first attempt, just like the others have.
There is SO much I don't know about software, but this works for me and I'm hoping that it works for the other people who've had a problem with the downloads.

Reply   |   Comment by Rebekah  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

My comment says "awaiting moderation" so I don't know if anyone else can see it.... can you? So much for help at Zoner.... no response from them yet.

Reply   |   Comment by T8  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Thanks! Perfect timing with this program, too. It's exactly what I've been looking for lately.

Reply   |   Comment by rowan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Oops... sorry, I've never used XHTML before so I completely messed up the tag it seems...

Reply   |   Comment by Kit  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

At first I downloaded and installed it, but said the installation was corrupt, so I had to delete it and re-download using the mirror, then it worked.

The first and only thing I tried was to use an avi file to make a gif. I tried a this a few times. Twice it crashed (probably because one needed a codec and the other was 30 minutes long), one it told me it didn't have a decompresser of some sort (this is a file I got off my digital camera, although it wasn't a vid camera so it could only take short clips), and two of them worked (one that i got off the internet and one that I recorded off my desktop using ). The two that did work... well I couldn't figure out what to do. It says I can only use a max of 200 frames, so i did that, and I ended up with only about 5 frames in my animation. For the other one I checked the box to import all frames, and it was still only 4 or 5 frames long!

In an effort to get anything, I unchecked "merge identical frames" and set "import every _ frame" to 1 (by default it was 35) and tried twice more. With "merge Identical frames" unchecked, I get 200 frames in the animation, but with it checked, I get 99. To max out how much I can import, I must leave identical frames and skip no frames.. This limits how much you can import at a time. That said, you can import it into the same gif again, starting at the point it stopped, if you want to import more of the video.

Reply   |   Comment by Kit  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Dear GOTD and Zoner,

I been not only not able to active it for today software.. (try to install and uninstall too). my previous Zoner Draw 4 installed whiles ago now also can be active anymore (before it works well). So upset...Hope you can give me advise before the day end. Thanks .

Reply   |   Comment by Jul  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I've downloaded it twice, unzipped, installed, successfully activated, but it won't open. Any advice?

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I have the same problem as number 36 it wont even come up to do anything
does anyone have an idea

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Lorett  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

@bald one:
try Video Avatar (http://www.geovid.com/Video_Avatar).

Reply   |   Comment by Toni  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Mine says it expires july 26, I thought these were not trial versions!

Reply   |   Comment by lyn  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Anybody try this on Vista yet? I notice it's conspicuous by its absence in the system requirements.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Momma  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I'm having the same problem as #36....I've installed twice, but it won't start a single process when I start the program. It spins the cursor for about 8 seconds, then I check task manager and nothing has started. I've never had one problem with any GAOTD installations.

Reply   |   Comment by Moonseal  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

HI me too,

I have the same problem too. After install, activate as usual. I can't 'open' the software at all. I seldom have problem to activate GOTD sw before this. So I can't register the sw too. Hope to get some advise thanks. (I activate 2nd time by going to the 'repair' mode till no use).

Reply   |   Comment by Jul  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Downloaded it, installed it and get 2 error messages everytime i start it. First:

"The exception unknown software exception (0x0eedfade) occurred in the application at location 0x7c812a5b"

When I click OK:

"Runtime error 217 at 010A3799"

followed buy the first error and again:

"Runtime error 217 at 00Bd4059"

What's up with that?

BTW I also have Sticky Password running ....

Reply   |   Comment by Toni  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Despite it's "unique features" which are really standard with most self-respecting apps of a similar nature, I figured I'd give it a try.
It froze when I started the program.
Tried again, same result.
Re-downloaded it (this time to another machine), and after installation, got some pretty weird error messages about missing stuff, but it didn't say what files were missing.
So, I scraped this humbug off my two machines, and I'll be looking for some of it's freeware/open source counterparts, which won't list the same standard features as "unique features".

Reply   |   Comment by Biggest_Baddest_Wolf  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

When I start GIF Animator 5, I get an exception and a runtime error, but then it starts. Clearly, there's a problem, so this may be affecting you, #36. #35, I have Sticky Password, and didn't get a conflict.

GIF Animator 5 does a small amount of Windows registry damage, but nothing like yesterday's offering. I won't be able to prepare a patch file for GIF Animator's damage, manual registry editing will be required. Something else I'll have to document on BladedThoth's forum over the weekend.

#15/#20, BrittnyDunn, GOTD has been bundling the activation and installation into a single executable, so yes, your copy is registered, and the software can only be installed today. If you check Help, About it will show "License owner" and list the name that you entered.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Splashie: You probably have a virus or a gibbled registry. Try a registry repair app or advanced windows care.

Reply   |   Comment by KrazeeCain  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

WOW! Something thats actually useful... This site is definitely worth going to. This sounds like a great application.

Reply   |   Comment by KrazeeCain  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Like #36, I can't get this software to run; tried reinstalling etc.

Reply   |   Comment by kip  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Like #35, I have a conflict with Sticky Password. On XP Home SP2, with Sticky Password open, GIF Animator does not start but Dr.Watson wants to run. With Sticky Password closed down, GIF Animator opens and runs.

Hope this is of help to some who may be experiencing problems.

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

sweet!!!!!!!! That program looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by seb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

My copy will not startup. The message said it activated correctly and software files are there but the exec file does not work.
Is there a conflict with sticky password? I read this in the comments.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Well this is strange. The setup file gives me a "corrupt installation detected" error the first time I tried to install it. :S Works now though. :D

Reply   |   Comment by V  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Texture generator filter does not work. All the presets are in the installed folder but all that shows when clicking "Texture Generator" is a black box. This was supposed to be the full program. I've written to Zoner Support.... we'll see what they say... if anything. Anyone else had any luck with it? thanks

Reply   |   Comment by T8  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Downloaded and installed without any problem, but on startup I get an unknown exception error (0x0eedfade) on location 0x7c812a5b and a runtime error 217 at 00DB4059. After I click that away the program starts up. Mousemovment (bluetooth) however is affected.

Reply   |   Comment by Downside Up  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

#36, what is your os ?
I'm not sure it works with vista

Reply   |   Comment by FranckW  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Thank you, great application!
| Can it convert avi, mov, and/or exe movies to animated gif?

Yes, the readme file says that even can convert .fli files!

I am used to my old Ulead GIF Animation but this one looks like a lot of improvement to the one I use. Besides having a lot of templates, allowing adding text, efects and being easily customizable the output seems highly optimized.

See the examples to learn all its features!

I like doing animated gifs as if it where mini-short-films :). For example, I take a big reproduction of a painting and start browsing through it and making copies of small size. Then I animate the sequence of little pieces and it looks as if I where browsing with a zoom over the picture. With this, I show a way of 'reading' a graphic composition. It works as an introduction to learning about how to watch paintings.

Animated gifs combined with midi music playing in the background could provide a very cheap and easy transferable multimedia show.

Reply   |   Comment by Chanio  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

This is the 1st time that I've had problems getting one of the "giveaway of the day" programs to run. I've downloaded it, unzipped it, installed it and received the activated message, but I cannot get the program to run. It doesn't even start a new process. I've uninstalled it 3 times now and reinstalled it with no success. Anyone have any clue on how to fix this issue?

Reply   |   Comment by splashie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Conflict with StickyPassword :o

Wystąpił wyjątek aplikacji:
Apl: C:\Program Files\Zoner\GIF Animator 5\Program\ZGA5.exe (pid=3800)
Kiedy: 2007-07-20 @ 16:37:25.218
Numer wyjątku: 80000007

I will inform support.

Reply   |   Comment by ame  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Question for anyone that has used this program:

Can it convert avi, mov, and/or exe movies to animated gif?

Bladedthoth makes reference to avi, but I was unclear if it was able to convert an entire short avi movie to animated gif.

And if you know of any software that can do that, please do recommend.

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by bald one  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Cheers GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

what's a "Microsoft banner"??

Reply   |   Comment by h  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Hello all! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out! (Check out the silly sample too on the page below.)

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/zoner-gif-animator-v5-0b2/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

This type program is in my Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9.

Reply   |   Comment by lyn  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

nice little peice of software, thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by mesothelioma  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

I cannot use the program I get a : "ipColorMedianFilter filter" missing

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

What bothers me about this app is that it's used for banner ads that would probably fool most noobs.
Like spammers and the like need any more help.
jmho

Reply   |   Comment by KC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

i like this program,and i,ve downloaded it,but it can be a bit complicated for starters,they can use this http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/ it does the same and is freeware,it,s only a 20kb download.

Reply   |   Comment by marinho  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

BrittnyDunn, this software generates key by it's own even before you install it...

Reply   |   Comment by erki  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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