28 Jun 09
04 Sep 10 5:51 am
Actually, it's not a matter of wordpress... It's a matter of file type. All you need to do is create (or have one created for you) an animated gif file using GIMP, Photoshop, or some other tool, then upload it just like you would any other picture.
I don't know how it is in other programs, but in GIMP, all you need to do is to have each image on a separate layer with the time (2000 ms would be 2 seconds) and/or refresh type (ie replace or combine) after the layer name. So a layer named "cat (1000ms)(replace)" would show for 1 second, replacing whatever frame came before it while "text (4000ms)(combine)" would add whatever was in the layer to the previous layer and show for 4 seconds before going to the next frame.
GIMP really makes this easy because all you have to do is put the images in the layers and then look in the "Filters" menu and under "Animation" for "Optimize (for GIF)" and it will set it up for you or when you save the GIF, it will give you the option to use layers for animation and give you the chance to specify the time and the refresh type for unspecified layers.
(I know GIMP, which is why I gave a brief description of how to do it here. I know Mark recommends Paint.net, which I don't think gives you the ability to do animated images, but there's another program that can be used to take the images to create them into an animated GIF. I forget the name of that program, but it can also be used.)