The animated image to the right was created using Adobe FireWorks. This page offers a quick summary of the steps involved to create an animated gif image.

  1. Open FireWorks
  2. Create a new canvas/image and designate the size
  3. Instead of Layers, use the State tab and consider each state a frame of your animation. Right click to add new layers, or duplicate the existing and then make slight modifications.
  4. Use the Export Wizard to export to the web as animated GIF.
  5. From the Animation tab (on the left) set the time for each slide (frame) in 100th of a second. Such as 200 = 2 seconds. Export and save when done.