Well, gifs seem really outdated…and for CS/CC users, making them is easy with the animation parts of the software. Not everyone has that software.
So, if you like gifs and I do, this software is really good. It makes gif making truly simple, and has plenty of features. There’s only a ‘free edition’, so you don’t have to buy after 30 days, and all the features there are to get are already there.
Even nicer, it has multi-language support and runs on every OS. It’s really small and has a great interface…and no installation, just run the .jar file. It supports .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp and .gif. You can position the images in the frames easily, and get a preview of functionality.
There’s a ‘Handbook’ which comes with it, and a quick tutorial here.
Download link: http://www.onyxbits.de/giftedmotion