A GIF file is an image file format that can contain one single image or multiple images. When it contains multiple images, it looks ‘animated’. An animated GIF file thus needs to have 2 or more sequential images, each to be displayed for a specific interval of time. While you can always use advanced photo editing tools like Photoshop, GIMP, etc., using some free GIF animation freeware make the job very easy.
GIF animator freeware
AnimateGIF is a small utility that will quickly create animated GIFs. It has a really simple interface that anyone can use.
The app is portable, light-weight, basic and very simple to use. Simply drop the images in the provided box to create animated GIF images.
You can set the Loop animation, Frame delay, and the quality for the GIF image output.
Download AnimatefGIF from ezgif.com.
GIF animator online free service
If you need to create animated GIF images occasionally, you can also use this free online GIF animator service called Picasion. It allows you to upload up to 10 images and offers some other basic features too.