How to Make Animated Gifs: a Brief Tutorial

Dudes and dudettes of internetville,
In my spare time, I’m making a lot of looping gifs these days.  I’ve been hearing from lots of folks who want to know how I’m making these little moving images.  Making them has been so much fun, so I figured I’d try and share a little of what I know.  Keep in mind that this is, of course, just ONE WAY of making animated gifs, so it’s hardly authoritative or exhaustive.  Mostly it’s just a working method that I’ve discovered—and it’s bound to change over time.  I’ll update again when I figure out some new things.  “Like” my page on Facebook to check out when I’m putting stuff like this up.  Also, feel free to drop a line and ask questions about whatever.

Until then, on to the show!