I wanted to make a gif today. I’d been reading about how to do this in GIMP, and a cold, damp Saturday seemed like the perfect day to experiment. So I doodled a little bird and scanned it to my computer so I could get two identical images. Then I drew a set of wings on each and coloured them both in.
After that I scanned them both back to my PC, cropped them in Paint, and opened them both in GIMP as layers. It was then easy to export the result as a .gif by changing the extension and there it is – one little bird flapping its wings.