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I am looking for a Microsoft Windows program that can automatically add second counter to a gif file (or some other kind of time counter).

E.g., given the gif file

enter image description here

I would like to add somewhere (ideally configurable) some time indication such as "0 second", "1 second", etc.

By "automatically add", I mean I don't want to have to edit each frame one by one myself. The less work I have to do, the better.

Any price or license is fine.

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This is not the first time I have seen a question about adding second counter to GIF, so I decided to add this feature to ezgif.com

You can upload the GIF at http://ezgif.com/effects and select "add second counter", it will give some additional options.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to ask :)

second counter interface

second counter example

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You almost certainly can do this from the command line with Image Magick by using GIF Animations Annotations in a frame-by-frame manner but you will have to spend some time playing about with the parameters and might need to use one of the language bindings.

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    Thanks, yes probably would need a bit of coding / CLI magic around. Btw I am surprised you don't point to the Python Imaging Library :) – Franck Dernoncourt Jun 25 '16 at 7:10

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