gifencoder is a pure Java library implementing the GIF89a specification. It does not use AWT's
BufferedImage, so it can be used on Android and other platforms lacking AWT.
There is currently no support for transparency.
Quantization and dithering
GIF images are limited to 256 colors. If you supply an image with more colors, gifencoder's default behavior is to perform median-cut quantization with Floyd-Steinberg dithering. You can configure this behavior through
ImageOptions. A handful of quantizers and ditherers are provided, but you can also plug in your own implementation.
int rgbDataFrame1 = ...; int rgbDataFrame2 = ...; int rgbDataFrame3 = ...; OutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream("test.gif"); ImageOptions options = new ImageOptions(); new GifEncoder(outputStream, width, height, 0) .addImage(rgbDataFrame1, options) .addImage(rgbDataFrame2, options) .addImage(rgbDataFrame3, options) .finishEncoding(); outputStream.close();
<dependency> <groupId>com.squareup</groupId> <artifactId>gifencoder</artifactId> <version>0.9.0</version> </dependency>
Or download the latest JAR.
Snapshots of the development version are available in Sonatype's
Simple animation with median-cut quantization and Floyd-Steinberg dithering:
Lenna, original PNG:
Lenna with uniform quantization and Floyd-Steinberg dithering:
Lenna GIF with median-cut quantization and Floyd-Steinberg dithering:
Lenna GIF with k-means quantization and Floyd-Steinberg dithering:
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