How to create an animated wallpaper

Create the wallpaper

The simplest solution: create an animated GIF

An animated GIF is a very simple animation format. You need a little animation software to create your wallpaper GIF.

Example software: Ulead GIF Animator

Ulead GIF Animator, combines animations, images, sounds, text and videos. A free software very successful and easy to use.

How to create an animated wallpaper

interface composition:
  • Menu main top
  • Tools to the left
  • elements imported and created right ( "Objects")
  • displays animation below ( "Frames")

Step 1: Create a new project

Use the "File / New" menu, you will determine the format of your creation.
For a wallpaper, it will depend on your screen resolution and the desired size of the animation. Do not hesitate to do testing.
The most common screen resolutions today (in pixels) are: 1024 * 768 and 1280 * 800 and 1280 * 1024.

How to create an animated wallpaper

Step 2: Import and add items

  • To add an image: 'File / Add Image "
  • To add text and format: very simple via the toolbox: by activating the "T" button.

How to create an animated wallpaper

Step 3: manipulate each element

Each element (named "Object") of each screen is independent (right of the screen), and the tool palette then used to modify each (zoom, move, etc.).

How to create an animated wallpaper

To note : must be positioned correctly on the layer of the element to be sure to act on the desired item (in blue above).

Step 4: manipulate the animation: frames

At the bottom of the screen you can see your "frames" or each screen of your animation. You can create, duplicate, add, edit, delete every frame. To set the speed web use the "Frame Properties" button.

How to create an animated wallpaper

Step 5: Preview animation

The "Preview" tab or the "Play" function allow you to preview the animation.

Step 6: Install your creation on your desktop

Two possibilities :
  • The export directly to your desktop

How to create an animated wallpaper
  • Save it to your hard drive and then install

In your case, simply do: "File / Save as" and then select "GIF File"

To note :
  • The recording is done by default ".uga", the software format.
  • The recording formats are multiple. If you want a Another recording format "File / Export" or "File / Save as".

Install the wallpaper

You position yourself on the desktop and doing right click, select "Properties" then "Desktop" and "Browse" and then load the file that is on your PC.
Many supported formats.

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