16.8. Playback

16.8.1. Overview

This plug-in lets you play an animation from a multi-layers image (that could be saved in the GIF, MNG or even XCF format), to test it.

16.8.2. Activate the filter

You can find this filter through FiltersAnimationPlayback…

16.8.3. Options

Figure 17.436. Playback filter options

“Playback” filter options

This dialog has:

Preview

This preview of the animation automatically fits the frame size. The number of the displayed frame is shown below the preview.

Buttons

The following buttons are available above the preview:

Start playback/Stop playback

This plays or stops the animation.

Step back to previous frame

This plays the animation backwards step by step.

Step to next frame

This plays the animation step by step.

Rewind the animation

This rewinds the animation to the beginning.

Detach the animation from the dialog window

This detaches the animation from the window.

Reload the image

This loads the animation again, useful if changes have been done.

Drop-down lists

The following drop-down lists are available under the preview:

Combine/Replace layers

This can be Cumulative layers (combine) to show all frames so far on top of each other, or One frame per layer (replace) to show only the last frame.

Playback speed

This allows you to set the speed of the animation.

Default framerate

This allows you to set the number of frames per second used when playing the animation.

Zoom

This allows you to set the zoom level of the animation.