Make a gif in gimp

How to make a .gif? (open some pictures as layer in gimp, export them to .gif format and activate the option “animated”. )
Open the image in gimp.
Activate the dock of gimp (a screen with tools) with cmd b or ctrl b, if the dock is not visible.
Choose the free select tool (lasso) or another select tool
gimp1Now you are going to change the picture a bit and save the new image.
Select the parts you want to make moving in the gif (surround these parts and close the line by clicking in the dot)
and copy these parts
Paste the parts and (this will be an extra layer)
Move these pasted parts a bit
(press m to make the pasted bit, the layer, movable if needed)
In Layer choose an option to include the layer into the picture. (merge down)Save every changed image.
Name and number the saved images. Like image1; image2 etc.
(the gif will use the numbers )
Now you can make a gif:
Open your pictures as layers in gimp.
gimp2

Export as gif  (give the image a name with extension .gif. In order to make Gimp know you want to export as gif. )
Activate the option “animation ”
Experiment and try all options.

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