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Free GIF animator

More recent than Microsoft GIF Animator: Photoscape free works on Windows no water mark no expiration display time can be set for each image:
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Free GIF animator

You can use Microsoft GIF Animator: free works on Windows (from Windows 95 to Windows 8) no water mark no expiration display time can be set for each image: It's a pretty old application though.
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Free GIF animator

If you don't mind using the command line, gifsicle is one of the best GIF animators I know of. It's open source (which means you get the full feature set for free, no watermarks or other tricks), and ...
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Simple 2D Animation software for infographics-like animations

Some additional tools besides the one you mentioned. This 3 are compositing tools similar to After Effects. You can export as a movie and convert them to gif after. Hit Film Express https://hitfilm....
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Convert video to APNG

You can: split into PNGs: e.g. with FFmpeg ffmpeg -i input.mov -r 0.25 output_%04d.png (to get a picture every four seconds in this example). resize the PNGs: e.g. with ImageMagick: mogrify -resize ...
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Programming animations for mathematical formulas

I would strongly recommend trying the Jupyter notebooks environment with one of several plotting libraries that support animation. This combination lets you combine, on a single notebook page, text ...
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Free Video maker that can animate pictures

You can do both in Blender - it has a bit of a learning curve but: Insert Image into video by using the video as the texture for one object and move moving another - Yes in 3D Demo of Video texture ...
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Convert video to APNG

You can use VirtualDub APNG Mod: free and open source it is a VirtualDub Mod so you have access to all VirtualDub features such as changing the FPS or change dimensions (i.e. resize): handle APNG: ...
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Want to do wireframes characters

If you are only interested in 2D animations, take a look at Synfig Studio: free and open-source cross-platform creates animation using a vector and bitmap artwork supports layers see here some ...
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Free GIF animator

http://ezgif.com/maker is one of the best web based GIF creators/editors. free and no watermarks great quality and sane file size/count limits display time can be set for each frame, as well as loop ...
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Make 3D animations

The best answer is Blender 3D: it can do all that you need and more Free, Gratis & Open Source Full 3-D modelling up to photo-realistic results if desired Animation and Rendering including moving ...
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Sprite-based 2D animation software

Synfig Studio is generally the go-to OSS tool for 2D animation It is certainly a bit overkill, but Blender is a very capable animation tool, and while totally geared towards 3D animation it can ...
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Free GIF animator

If you are using Mobile Platform for Creating GIF, then there is an App called "GIFSmak" Playstore Url: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smak.animatedcamera It is free No ...
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Want to do wireframes characters

It has been a while since I used it but Blender is the biggest and best free and open source modeling/animation. You can do *anything with it pretty much - well taking over the world might be ...
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Want to do wireframes characters

Poser combines modelling, scene construction and rendering and comes with simple models suitable for instruction posters and videos, as well as the more photo-realistic imagery usually associated with ...
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A good simple animation program for technical animations?

You can use Synfig Studio with this plugin, but the UI is horrible and takes awhile to learn which is why I wouldn't recommend it. What I suggest is Animatron. Note, it's a web application, but you ...
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Convert video to APNG

Ezgif now supports video to APNG conversions. http://ezgif.com/video-to-apng You can upload any video format supported by ffmpeg, and select duration, resolution and frames per second.
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Stop motion animation software

Although I haven't tried any of the software myself, I have found a couple that might be of interest (none of them is open source, however). First, if your son knows and likes working with Animator ...
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programmable 3D keyframe animation

Seeing your question caused "Blender" to pop into my alleged mind. A quick search for "Blender animation with parameters" resulted in the top return being a StackExchange answer from the Blender group....
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Is there any simple software to make your Comic stripes?

I would recomend Inkscape or gimp for free ( illustrator & photoshop alternative). I use Afinity photo & designer each cost around 50$ if you can afford you will love them. Don't forget to ...
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Is there any simple software to make your Comic stripes?

Since you can draw well, you can scan your comic stripes, then with a photo editor extremely enhance the contrast so to have it in pure black and white (open source software for this can be gimp, ...
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Is there any simple software to make your Comic stripes?

Krita is an Open Source suite for artists, directly competing with proprietary tools used in the industry such as Clip Studio Paint. Unlike Gimp, which is an image manipulator, Krita is made for ...
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Video software that can move, rotate, and zoom pictures

With Blender you can attach a picture or even a video to a surface as a texture and manipulate animate the motion of that surface in full 3-D - for 2-D just limit the motion to one axis. There is even ...
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Open-source linux alternative for Flash (as an animating tool)

Maybe a bit late, but... Have a look at AnimationMaker. I am developing this app as an alternative to Edge Animate. It's running on Linux and Windows and produces mp4, avi, animated gif and also HTML....
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Open-source linux alternative for Flash (as an animating tool)

As you previously stated Synfig Studio is a good option, but the UI is horrible and takes awhile to learn which is why I won't recommend it. What I suggest is Animatron. Not It is a web application, ...
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Open-source linux alternative for Flash (as an animating tool)

So far, I have found only Synfig studio. It seems to be a Free Software and having roughly the same capabilities as Flash, although with far worse GUI. It has SVG import, it has no SVG export. There ...
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Software for creating 2D Animations in Web-friendly format

You can use Tupi. It is a free and open-source software application for the design and creation of 2D animation. Download here.
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Software to make math substitution animations

Processing.js and MathJax? http://www.akb.me.uk/equations Though to be honest, once your expressions have been converted to SVG (like MathJax does here) you could save it (or even screen-grab, trim ...
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Android Image Viewer for Webp and Animated GIFs

Quickpic is very good at gifs and can also open webp. For .cbz I recommend Challenger Viewer
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