Can this library be used for *some* GIF support on Linux:
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Karl Auer wrote:
> Hello there.
> I seem to recall the question being asked already, but I don't recall any reply. The
>mailing list archives don't throw any light on the subject either.
> Under Linux, running the GIMP version 1.2.3, there is no support for the GIF file
>format. A search of the plugins repository shows up a Windows extension, but that's
>it. Can the Windows one be used for Linux, and if so, how? If not, how do I get GIF
>support into the GIMP for Linux? I'd specifically like to produce images with a
>transparent background and animations.
> One suggestion from the list was to produce some other format and convert it with
>ImageMagick - this works for transparency (create a PNG and convert to a GIF). Has
>anyone had experience with this path to animated GIFs?
> It would be nicer to be able to produce the final result directly from the GIMP of
> Yours hopefully, K.
> Karl Auer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) +41-43-2660706 (h)
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I'm also interested in GIF support on Linux. I DO understand the usage restrictions
Unisys enforces, so I DO understand why GIF support is NOT shipped w/ GIMP. However,
I *DO* have libungif installed and I understand that IS a library that provides
support for this image format. Can libungif be used for GIF support on Linux?
As for the Windows plug-in, that is an executable so unless you can run Windows
executables (like via wine) from GIMP, I don't think you can use the Windows plug-in.
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