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Animation programs: The best programs for making animations.

Adobe Flash Professional

In a review of animation programs certainly could not miss it Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe’s hugely popular professional solution for building Flash projects. Thanks to this application, it is possible to create animations for the Web, Internet sites, banners, games and many other animated multimedia contents in Flash format. The software is paid but is available in a free trial version that allows you to test all its functions for a period of 30 days. It is compatible with Windows PC and Mac. Download from here.



GiftedMotion is a tiny free app that allows you to create animated GIFs from any static image. It supports all major graphic file formats (PNG, JPG / JPEG, BMP and GIF) and being based on Java technology, it works on all operating systems on which this platform is installed. To use it, just select the images to use as the source for the animated GIF, set your preferences regarding time, position and order of the photos and start the creation of the GIF by clicking on the appropriate button. It allows you to preview the GIFs created before starting the creation of the file. Download from here.

Free Video to GIF Converter


As you can guess quite easily from its name, Free Video to GIF Converter is a free program for Windows that allows you to transform videos into animated GIFs 256 colors in an extremely easy and fast way. It supports all major video file formats (AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MP4, 3GP, VOB, etc.) and it doesn’t take much to use it. All you have to do is select the video to be transformed into GIF, specify the time interval from which to extrapolate the frames to compose the GIF and start creating the file. It allows you to flexibly customize all output settings. Download from here.

DP Animation Maker


DP Animation maker it is one of the best animation programs available for Windows thanks to which it is possible to create animated wallpapers, GIFs for Internet sites and other types of animations in a very simple way. It makes use of the presence of many ready-to-use filters that allow you to animate images with natural effects (water, fire, wind, etc.) and includes numerous examples that help less experienced users to take their first steps with the software. The software is paid but is available in a free version with limited functions. Download from here.



Another program with a rather eloquent name. AnimateGif is a small free utility for Windows that allows you to create animated GIFs starting from static images in GIF, PNG and JPG format. It is very simple to use and allows you to adjust various parameters, such as the number of milliseconds that must pass from one frame to another and the final quality of the animation. It is possible to create single or looped animations, continuously running, and remove images previously added by mistake in the program. Download from here.

GIF Optimizer


When using animated GIFs as signatures or avatars in forums, you must always be very careful about the weight of the latter. Too “big” animations can go against the regulations and lead to a ban. Here it comes into play GIF Optimizera very easy to use free program that allows you to reduce the weight of GIF animations without affecting the quality of the latter too negatively. It is also suitable for more experienced users, who can take advantage of its advanced settings to adjust every single aspect of the GIF animations by “squeezing” them as much as possible. Download from here.