Fucking animations. You need them.
pygifme is a simple command line tool to generate animated GIFs. It is a python port from the original ruby script gifme created by @holman
pip3 install pygifme
You also can install via setup.py file:
python3 setup.py install
You'll also need to install ImageMagick.
On GNU/LINUX Debian systems:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
On OS X, this is easy using Homebrew:
brew install imagemagick
This script is for Python >= 3.0. It also needs python module argcomplete if you wish pygifme autocompletion in command line.
You can install with:
sudo pip3 install argcomplete
Or via requirements.txt file:
sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt --use-mirrors
pygifme ~/Desktop/1.png ~/Desktop/2.png You now have a handsome animation at ~/Desktop/animated.gif
You can also glob, of course:
pygifme ~/Desktop/*.jpg You now have a handsome animation at ~/Desktop/animated.gif
Super Advanced Usage
On some gifs, it's nice to have a smooth loop, so when it ends there's not a
jarring leap from the last frame to the first frame again. Use the
switch to create the animation like normal, and then reverse the frames and add
them to the animation so it looks like one smooth motion and back again.
pygifme FILES --reverse
If you pass in a URL of a gif instead of FILES, we'll download that gif, split
it into its constituent frames, and let you recreate it. For example, you could
take a gif you find online and give it that
pygifme http://tumblr.com/some-crazy.gif --reverse
You can also resize shit. We default to 500 pixels, but do whatever the fuck you want.
pygifme http://tumblr.com/some-crazy.gif --width=1000
For other options, check out the help:
If you're curious, gifme was initially a few-line shell script in Zach Holman dotfiles. Eventually it became clear that animation is a fundamental part of our society, and I split it out into its own tiny project.
If you're curious, Zach Holman featured the older gifme version in a screencast Zach Holman made that describes how animated gifs are an integral part of working at GitHub.
I made this python port just for fun and practice ruby to python porting.
Running unit tests
This is a simple script, but it can have unexpect behaviour doing weird things with ImageMagick backend. So, if you want ensure the common behaviour, then you can run the unit testing battery with:
python3 -m unittest test
Also from setup.py (recommended):
sudo python3 setup.py test
From @holman. Zach Holman loves you.