Joined: 30 May 10
17 Aug 10 2:40 pm
I personally find GIMP unusable :)
At least for me, it has a huge learning curve, Paint.net is a lot easier to use if you're not a professional.
There are many free and simple tools that create .gif animations from separate pictures, you could use those if you don't like Paint.net.
And yes, you shouldn't copy images from other websites, even though the chances of getting in trouble for that are slim.