7.4. Playing Animations in GDI+

So far we have been dealing with static image formats, such as BMP. Each of these formats holds image data for a single picture. Other formats—such as GIF, AVI (Audio Video Interleaved), and MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group)—contain image data that, when played back in quick succession, gives the illusion of movement. These images are called animated images. GIF is one of the common formats used for animated images. An animated image is a series of images, also called frames (e.g., see Figure 7.29).

Figure 7.29. An animated image with three frames

You can create animated images by using graphics tools such ...

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