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I have a sequence of images 001.png 002.png 003.png that I would like to combine into an animation.

I used the following command

convert -dispose 3 -loop 0 *.png out.gif

And it looks ok. However, when I tried this

convert -dispose 3 -loop 0 "001.png" "002.png" "003.png" out2.gif

out2.gif was not as "smooth" as out.gif.

Why is there a difference in the output between the two commands, which seem to mean the same thing?

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Which version of ImageMagick are you using? I tried with 6.6.0-1 and obtained the same result with both commands in terms of smoothness. I also compared the resulting gifs: they are byte-to-byte identical. – Andrea Oct 30 '13 at 14:02
@Andrea I am using 6.8.6-8 – MxyL Oct 30 '13 at 14:58

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