Create Chinese GIFs

This tool was too popular and causing problems for my ISP, so they have shut it down. If you have a Linux server and know how to use Perl, you can download a zip archive of files you can use to host a mirror for this tool. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Netscape Communicator Users IMPORTANT: For some reason, when this tool is used within a frame rather than the whole browser window, it causes Netscape to crash. So if you are using this tool and have other frames open, please right click with your mouse on this frame, select "Open Frame in New Window" and go from there. I've tried to find why this happens but haven't been able to so far. Sorry.

If you try to do multiple GIFs in one session, the browser will attempt to cache each result. This means that the picture that appears will be the one you had done previously. To get the current GIF, click on "View->Reload Frame" (if the GIF appears in a frame) or "View->Reload" (if the GIF appears in the top browser window) from your browser menu and say "Yes" when it asks if you want to repost form data. The current GIF should then appear.

To save the GIF to your computer, use the "File->Save Frame" or "File->Save As" menu option on your browser, rather than clicking the right mouse button on the GIF and asking to "Save Image As". If you use the right mouse button to save, the browser will seem to have saved the GIF but will have actually saved undisplayable garbage.

I'm interested in hearing your ideas and suggestions for this tool. Please visit my guestbook with your comments. If you came to this page directly, you might also want to take a look at some of my other on-line Chinese tools.