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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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18.4 The Move Path Tool

The rest of this chapter focuses on multi-image animations. As explained in Method Three: Moving Along a Path, multi-image animations are usually stored in a specific folder with each frame as a separate file named systematically (name-0001.xcf, for example). The number of digits determines the maximum number of frames, which would be 9999 in this example. The number changes, but the name is the same for all frames. The file could be any type handled by GIMP, but XCF is the best choice because it is the only one that handles layers and selections.

In this section, we explore GAP’s primary tool, accessed via Image: Video > Move Path.

This tool copies layers from a source image to a target animation. During the copy process, ...

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