[Gimp-user] Time Lapse via GIMP

This mailing list format is not the best for giving information other
than basic.

I generally use linux, so this short 5 minute video demo is in a Win10
virtual machine, not my favourite OS.


It uses the free commandline application Imagemagick which which you
can get here:

https://www.imagemagick.org/script/download.php  bottom of the page -
direct download is

about 25 MB

The two main commands used are:

magick convert filename.xcf %03d.jpg  which extracts the xcf layers as
jpg's in numbered order 001.jpg ..002.jpg...

You might already have a sequence of jpgs and that might not be

ffmpeg -r 10 -f image2 -i "%03d.jpg" -vcodec libxvid filename.avi
which converts the numbered sequence into a video that should be
playable on computers or media players (xvid = divx)

The alternative, is a GUI application, Avidemux, which can open a
sequence of files and make a video, ask about it if you can not get
the above to work.

Again, thanks for the input - really appreciated.
Chuck Devlin

cfdevlin01 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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