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A verry good software to create GIF-Animations is GIMP. Though it has no timeline. But you don't really need a timeline to create GIF-Animations. The frames of the animation are the layers. It is less like a video clip, but more like a flicker book. Another solution could be Krita, that even has a timeline, but I am not experienced in making GIF-Animations with it.

Edit: One additional annotation: GIF-Animations are possibly a little bit outdated (only 256 colours). You can also animate with PNG-Animations - in a better quality. And even the new Webp-format can be used for animations, as far as I know.

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1 hour ago, Rich_QLD said:

Does Affinity have plans to make animated digital ads/Giffs?  If so, when?

This would be a very handy tool to have.

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Probably they have no plans for this. But if they do have any, they will not comment on them until the function is nearly ready for release.

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On 2/7/2021 at 4:22 PM, v_kyr said:

Aren't there enough GIF animation building tools (?), the net is full of them, freeware, opensource, commercial ones etc.

Well... no. Seems Photoshop is the only simple one that can handle PDF layers. GIMP probably too if you can figure out the interface. Maybe Krita. I had 20 years ago a simple GIF animator app that could produce beautiful animations from Photoshop layers, but I guess this market just vanished when PS gained GIF animation ability.

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