Bug 194554 - -delay option on convert does not work properly
-delay option on convert does not work properly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ImageMagick (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
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Reported: 2006-06-08 20:01 EDT by David Kaplan
Modified: 2008-04-27 13:03 EDT (History)
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Description David Kaplan 2006-06-08 20:01:32 EDT
Description of problem:
The option to set the delay between frames when creating an animated gif does
not work properly in the convert command.

For example, I have 3 gif images: test01.gif, test02.gif and test03.gif.  If I
try to make a pair of animated gifs out of them as follows:

convert test??.gif -delay 200 -coalesce anim1.gif
convert test??.gif -delay 1000 -coalesce anim2.gif

The two results are identical and the time between frames is the default - i.e.
it appears that -delay has no effect.  

I tried the same commands on a Redhat 9 machine running
ImageMagick-5.4.7-18.legacy and the operation worked correctly - the delay
between frames was slower and differed between images.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Get a few .gif frames together
2.Try to combine them into an animated gif with different delays using the
-delay option to convert
3.View them in firefox
Actual results:
Delay unaffected by settings.

Expected results:
Delay should be according to setting.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:04:17 EDT
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Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2008-04-26 03:36:53 EDT
Short intro: I'm a new co-maintainer of ImageMagick and as such walking through
all open bugs.

I can still reproduce this bug with the current rawhide version of ImageMagick.
I'll send a notice about this upstream.

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2008-04-27 13:03:56 EDT
Here is upstreams reaction:

> he option to set the delay between frames when creating an animated gif does
> > not work properly

Command line order is important.  The delay option is a setting, not an

  convert -delay 200 test??.gif -coalesce anim1.gif
  convert -delay 1000 test??.gif -coalesce anim2.gif

See http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/basics/#why for a discussion on why the
ImageMagick command line style changed from ImageMagick 5 to ImageMagick 6.

And I can confirm that using the upstream provided invocation fixes this, closing.

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