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I have a gif animation and I want to add a caption over it. How can I do that ?

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http://www.online-image-editor.com/ Seems to do the job - I tested it roughly. Even has lolcats-text function :)

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I was looking for exactly that and for that very purpose :) thanks –  ychaouche Dec 30 '12 at 15:57
Now I just need to compress the gif before sending it to the server (it's 13 Megs). –  ychaouche Dec 30 '12 at 16:04

You can use convert, which is part of imageMagick:

convert -annotate +x+y "text" animation.gif

where x and y are numbers indicating the coordinates of the text where the origin is the top left hand corner of the image.

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Opening animated .gif in Photoshop creates a layer for each frame. You can add text to those layers and and save back.

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There are 190+ frames. Is there a way to quickly apply the same caption to all layers ? –  ychaouche Dec 30 '12 at 15:01
In photoshop case you should use "Actions" for automating. –  Justinas Dūdėnas Dec 30 '12 at 15:06

You can caption with stroked text using giffingtool.com

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