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I would like to know if there are any scripts or plugins on Gimp to extract frames from a GIF animation image as individually PNG images.

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from windows.

Any help would be appreciated.

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You can easily do this by using a shell script that comes with Ubuntu tweak-tool

If you already have Ubuntu tweak installed then open it and goto

Admins tab>>Personal>>scripts


and drag drop the convert image to PNG to the left under enabled scripts.


Once thats done right click on a GIF image and goto scripts>>convert image to PNG

And in a few secs you will have all the frames extracted in the same folder.

enter image description here

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Brilliant! it works perfectly and I don't even have to use Gimp. – kevin nichols May 21 '12 at 15:38

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