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GifBuilder 0.5

GifBuilder is a scriptable utility for creating animated GIF files.

Please read this file carefully before continuing with "Documentation". Thanks!


GifBuilder Copyright 1995-1997 by Yves Piguet. All Rights Reserved.

GifBuilder 0.5 is freeware; this means that you can freely use it, copy it, give it to your friends and store it on your file server as long as:

-the whole distribution of GifBuilder (including this readme file, other documentation files and scripts) is kept together;
-GifBuilder is not modified (especially the copyright notice), translated, or reverse-engineered in any way;
-no file in the distribution of GifBuilder is modified;
-you don't charge for it, even with virtual money, and don't use it to incite people to register in a customers commercial database.

Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in GifBuilder 0.4 shall remain in Yves Piguet.

GifBuilder cannot be included in another package (software, shareware collection, book, magazine, etc.) without Yves Piguet's prior written permission.
Source code is not available.

Please send me a note (postcard or email or banknotes) if you use it!

Please never enclose binary files with e-mail without asking first.


GifBuilder has been released in English and in French since version 0.3.1. French versions are labelled with an 'F', e.g. GifBuilder 0.5 F.

Other translations might exist, but they have not been tested by GifBuilder's author and are not supported in any way. The modified GifBuilder may not be redistributed.

As stated above, translating GifBuilder without the prior written permission of its author is a copyright infrigement.


GifBuilder is distributed as is, without any warranty or promise of technical support. GifBuilder seems to work as expected, at least on my computer, but the author disclaims any liability of any kind for any loss of data, damages, etc. or any consequential effect.
GifBuilder has produced files a few programs (including itself) seem to be able to decode, but it is in no way "certified" to encode files compliant with any standard.


The Graphics Interchange Format(c) is the Copyright property of CompuServe Incorporated. GIF(sm) is a Service Mark property of CompuServe Incorporated.


The above statement doesn't mean anything more than what is specified in the GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT v.89a specifications.


Yves Piguet <>
Av. de la Chablière 35
1004 Lausanne

And now...

Thank you for having read all that. To learn how to make simple animations step by step, open the Tutorial file in the Tutorial folder. If you want to read or print the documentation, open the Documentation file. Otherwise, you can launch GifBuilder and begin playing with it.

© 1996-1997, Yves Piguet.

Original file name: GifBuilder 0.5 README - converted on Wednesday, 22 September 1999, 18:49

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