Bannershop GIF Animator is an easy to use program that allows you to create, optimize and animate professional-quality banners, buttons and other GIF animations. It supports all of the popular formats. It has a nice preview option that will allow you to preview your animation or picture as you would see it exactly on your Web site.
There's a simple wizard that will guide you right through the animation. You can reduce your images to about ten times it's original size with no distortion of quality and no color change. You can change your images to transparent, so they could be printed out and viewed with an over head or some type of projector.
Youcan build slide shows from existing images. The application can create single or multiframe animations. You can use a master frame as the background for entire animation, and reproduce repetitive graphics easily. Bannershop has extendable architecture so you can download and add new animation extensions. You can also import vector images from CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator (WMF).