How to create a transparent GIF file?

April 4, 2007 5:43am CST
Can any one suggest me some good softwares for making this, if the software also helps in making animated GIFs it would be added advantage for me...
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@bhagya (463)
• India
5 Apr 07
There is one software available called GIMP, its free and open source and you will not have to pay any thing and can create GIFs with out any problem and easily.
@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
What I use for making GIF files transparent is Irfanview. It's available for free at But before you make it trasparent, make sure the background had it's own and unique color that will not match to any color of your subject. You have to work on that by using the Paint program in Windows. When you're done, remember to save it as a Bitmap file first and then you can make it as a GIF file by using Irfanview. When it comes to animating GIF, well I don't know if there's a freeware for that but what I use now is Namo GIF animator. It is bundled with Namo Web Editor software that I bought before. - Ron Reyes