How to Animate in GIMP

In this video tutorial we will show you how to animate in GIMP.


In order to create animation from the text in GIMP editor, start the program. Go to the “File” menu and choose “New”. In the appeared window set the image properties and press “OK”.

Set the image properties

Select the “Text Tool”.

Select the Text Tool

Type the text in the image area and format it. Choose the “Text Tool” again and add another portion of the text.
As you can see, every part of the text is located on a separate layer in the “Layer” window. Lets rename the layers and set the delay time in brackets.

Rename the layers and set delay time

Then go to the “Filters” menu, select “Animation” and choose “Playback” to see the preview.

Choose playback

In the appeared window, click on “Play”.

View the animation

As you can see, you have successfully created the animation from text.
Now go to the “File” menu and choose “Export”.

Save the animation

Name the file with “gif” extension and select the destination folder. Press “Export” button. In the pop-up window check the “As animation” option and press “Export”.

Set the options of animation

Now lets check the created file by opening it with Internet Explorer. The animation has been successfully created.