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(Copied from Chad's Talk page - it seemed too good to hide there! Robin Patterson 13:13, 6 April 2007 (UTC) )

Is there a programme that can edit gif images? The ribbon for WWII: I'd like to chop a little red out to make it more stout but my standard Microsoft double-click programme doesn't let me edit gif files. Thanks for all your work! Zephyrinus 03:06, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

There are several that I have available. I was trying to make it look like a military ribbon, because that's what it is. Microsoft Paint should be able to edit gif files. Chadlupkes 01:44, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Do you have something that can easily create animated gif files as well? Thanks. Zephyrinus 01:58, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Theoretically. I've just never put one together. Chadlupkes 02:51, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
What's the name of the programme? I'll go out and buy a copy - unless you think it's something it's beyond my old brain to comprehend. Thanks. Zephyrinus 03:46, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
What I have is an old version of Jasc PaintShopPro 6.2. The Jasc company was bought by Corel in 2004, so the standalone program is no longer available. Try The Gimp as an alternative. Chadlupkes 04:00, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Update: Although the Gimp was free, it is rather too much "my old brain to comprehend". Overlays. Clouds. Mapping. Gosh, I don't WANT to be a computer artist, I just want to create neat little flags that wave that I can put into the public domain. These flags I can put next to my various grave entries. I can't tell you how much time I have wasted/spent trying to solve this one teeny tiny little problem. Aaarrrggghhh!!!! Zephyrinus 10:57, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

This may be at the stage where it needs to be the subject of a query on the Central Wikia Help desk. Robin Patterson 12:39, 29 May 2007 (UTC)