Welcome to Ulead GIF Animator

This ReadMe First document provides basic information about Ulead GIF Animator 1.5. If you have any questions about how to use this product, please refer first to the program's online help. Also, visit the Ulead GIF Animator and Ulead Web Utilities pages on our web site http://www.ulead.com/products/framens.htm for FAQ updates, tips and techniques, special promotions, free software, and other useful information.

Table of contents

1. System requirements
2. What is Ulead GIF Animator 1.5?
3. Trial period information
4. Purchasing the retail version of Ulead GIF Animator
5. Technical support
6. Providing feedback and suggestions
7. Distribution program

1. System requirements

· Windows 95 or Windows NT 3.51 or higher
· 486-DX2/DX4 or Pentium-compatible systems
· 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended)
· 4 MB available hard drive space for program files
· Windows-compatible pointing device
· True Color or HiColor display adapter and monitor (recommended)

2. What is Ulead GIF Animator 1.5?
Ulead GIF Animator is a very easy to use GIF animation file design, production and optimization tool. Running under Windows 95 and NT, Ulead GIF Animator lets you create compact animation with drag-and-drop simplicity. Key features include:

· Animation Wizard support for quick GIF construction
· Optimization Wizard support for quick GIF optimization
· Startup Wizard for convenient accessing to various application options
· Support for AVI video files to import and convert AVI files directly to GIF animation files
· Smart frame and palette optimization
· Super palette generation from multiple images
· Wide image file format support (BMP, EPS, IFF, IMG, GIF, JPEG, MAC, MSP, PCD, PCX, PICT, PNG, PSD, TGA and TIFF)

· Expandable file format support (more free file format filters can be downloaded from the Ulead web site)
· Drag-and-drop image insertion and composition
· Modeless user interface
· Visual composition
· Multiple layer image viewing formats and multiple thumbnail sizes support for images displayed in the layer pane
· View multiple frames simultaneously
· Global attribute change command
· Complete palette control

· Multiple image cropping
· Layer images merging and exporting support
· Banner text creation
· Transition effects
· Color animation effects
· Cube effects
· Palette editing support
· Infinite looping control

For more information about Ulead GIF Animator and how to use it, please refer to the online help. It can be viewed by clicking the help button that appears in most of the program's dialog boxes, clicking the help (*.hlp) file from Windows Explorer, or clicking its shortcut in the Windows Start menu where you installed the program.

3. Trial period information
Ulead GIF Animator Trial version is distributed free-of-charge to all users. This software offers a FREE trial use for a period of 15 days from the date of installation. It is recommended that you tryout this program before the trial period expires because we will not be able to extend this FREE trial period once the Trial program has expired.

4. Purchasing the retail version of Ulead GIF Animator
You may purchase a retail Full version of Ulead GIF Animator which is very similar to (or better than) the Trial version. The retail version is not time restricted and will never expire. Details about where and how to purchase this product can be found on the Ulead web site Web Utilities page (http://www.ulead.com/products/framens.htm

5. Technical support
Technical support for the purchased retail Full version is available via our web site (www.ulead.com), email (
support@ulead.com.tw), fax, or through our support centers around the world. Be sure to have your Ulead GIF Animator Technical Support ID (displayed in the program's About box) ready or include it in your email or fax.

For Trial version users, if you have any questions, we encourage you to read the Ulead GIF Animator pages on our web site. We offer no technical support at this moment for the Trial version of Ulead GIF Animator. If you discover a bug in the program, please send your report to webutility@ulead.com.tw. Necessary changes will be made and the FAQ page will be updated. We suggest you check our web site often.

6. Providing feedback and suggestions

Your comments and suggestions to improve our software are most welcome. Please send them to webutility@ulead.com.tw. Thank you in advance for your time and support.

7. Distribution program
If you would like to distribute Ulead GIF Animator or other Ulead Web Utilities products, please contact webutility@ulead.com.tw.

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