The GIF animator included in the suite impressed me with its clear interface, ease of use, intuition and good features.
|License||Free (Limited features)|
|Better interface, ease of use, drag-and-drop, adjustable canvas size, auto transition effects, text color and alignment, supports for importing various formats.|
|Might be an overkill to download a large program if you just need a standalone GIF animator.|
PhotoScape X is an image suite which is comprised of a photo editor and a GIF animator. Besides the editor that provides photo-related features such as cut-out, batch edits, collage, combine, color picker and screen capture, the suite stands out for its GIF animator compared with other animation software products.
The GIF animator included in the suite impressed me with its clear interface, ease of use, intuition and good features, for which it deserves our editor’s choice.
On the Create GIF tab, you can select a few photos or images in various formats and drag them to the center panel, your animated GIF is then live and instantly displayed for you. Click the save button, give a file name and the animated GIF file is done.
Right on the panel, you can re-order the frames by drag and drop, or right-click a frame to edit the image, change its display time and transition effects, such as sliding directions, dissolve or zoom.
On the right panel, you can also adjust the canvas size, enter text with position and color of your choice, or apply a time duration and transition effects to selected or all frames in one go.
PhotoScape X is compatible with Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 or later. The earlier version known as PhotoScape (without the “X”) is still available for older versions of Windows here.