On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 02:58, Nigel Ridley wrote:
> On 07 Dec 2002 01:13:03 -0600
> Joseph A Nagy Jr <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > Nigel Ridley.
> > <snip>
> > Unfortunately PNG's don't support animation.
> No but MNG does.
> > 
> > Yeah, I know they did. So I promptly went to XMMS's website and
> > downloaded the RPM that would add in the MP3 decoder (it's only the
> > encoder's that the patent holders want), and I read at
> > http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gif.html:
> > 
> > "Unisys does not require licensing, or fees to be paid, for
> > non-commercial, non-profit GIF-based applications, including those for
> > use on the on-line services. Concerning developers of software for the
> > Internet network, the same principle applies. Unisys will not pursue
> > previous inadvertent infringement by developers producing versions of
> > software products for the Internet prior to 1995. The company does not
> > require licensing, or fees to be paid for non-commercial, non-profit
> > offerings on the Internet, including "Freeware"."
> The email reply that I got from Unisys informed me that I needn't pay the
> license fee so long as the gif was created with an app that HAD paid the
> license fee - such as PaintShop. Unfortunately The Gimp doesn't have a
> license and so the problem. They were adamant that if I manipulated or
> created gif's using The Gimp that I would need to purchase a license. That
> was only 2 months ago!!


> > 
> > I guess they changed it. *shrugs* Either way, I need the animation
> > ability (unless there is now a MNG plugin (basically an animated PNG
> > form what I understand) for GIMP) of a GIF (I'm trying to make a logo
> > similar to what I have at http://jan-jr-ent.homelinux.org except WAY
> > smaller (only like 100x50 pixels)).
> If your really desperated and don't mind using something other than The
> Gimp (don't know about a plugin for MNG's) then ImageMagic will convert
> most animated gif's.

So ImageMagic will convert a animated gif to MNG? Thats kewl. I still
have the problem of not being able to use the FireAnim script (unless
that will work in ImageMagic, too).

Joseph A Nagy Jr
CEO, Joseph A Nagy Jr Enterprises
Joseph A Nagy Jr
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