GIFfun for Mac
GIF animations have been around for a long time and everyone can make them with the right tools. One reliable utility you can use is GIFfun, a free and easy-to-use Mac OS X native application which enables you to quickly create GIF animations.
The utility features a very simple and intuitive user interface and comes with quite a few features. First of all, you will be able to drag entire folders with images (slides) or individual images onto the main window.
You can remove unwanted images by using the "Delete" option from the Edit menu or use CMD + X. Once you add images, you can reorder them by dragging them up or down with your mouse.
In addition, you can set the delay for each image to any value, but several standard values can be selected from the Delay menu of each picture. You can also select the number of loops: from a single loop to any number you prefer.
Furthermore, GIFfun provides an option to set the disposal method, i.e the layering capability of the GIF animation. All the standard options are available: unspecified, do not dispose, restore to background and restore to previous.
Another option which can be found in the Preferences window is the ability to use a transparent color for your GIFs. You can use a color selector to pick your favorite color.
Two additional options can also be toggled on / off: "Global color table" for using the same color for all images, and the ability to minimize the output.
GIFfun provides default values out of the box, and you can restore these values from the Preferences window, if you don't like the changes you've made.
After you've finished creating a GIF, simply click on the "Make GIF" button from the main window. Your GIF will automatically open in your default browser, if "Open Web Browser after GIF is made" from the Misc preferences is selected.
In conclusion, GIFfun comes with a great set of features and ease of use that make it easy to create your own animations with minimum effort.