Many times animated images are appropriate when constructing a website or a Moodle page. You may want to include some animated images that are crucial to the class material and display them online. You may also use animated images in the classroom as a teaching tool. You can ask your students to make a story after the animated images and narrate it in a foreign language. The possible uses of GIF images are many and they quite often come handy. This blog post will tell you how you and your students can create animated images.
Step 1) Find the images you want to animate and download them to your hard drive.
Step 2) Open http://picasion.com/
Step 3) In each field next to "Image", browse the image you want to put in. The order of the images in the animation will be the same as the order you browse the images. If you need more fields than the given three, just click on "Add one more picture" and a new field will open. You can have up to 10 fields in each animation.
Step 4) Select the size of the image. By default, the size is set to 300px, but we would recommend using 400px for higher quality. You may also select a particular size, if you know what you want. To do that, under the" Size" drop-down menu, select "Advanced". You will be then given the option to choose the size of the animation. The maximum size cannot exceed 450px.
Step 5) Adjust the speed. You may try out the different speed settings and choose the one that would work best for your project. You can also go to "Advanced" at the very bottom of the menu, and put in a speed that is not the menu. The maximum length of each slide cannot exceed 10 seconds.
Step 6) Click on the "Create animation" button.
Step 7) Your animated GIF image is ready. Make a right click with the mouse over it, and select "Save picture as" to save the animated GIF image.
Here's an example of a three-picture animated GIF image. The size is 400px and the speed is set to slow.
We hope you enjoy this smart tool. If you have any questions, please let us know!