gify.sh – back to bash scripting

gif image created using gify.sh

Today I’ll present you a useful script that will help you create amazing gifs from your still photos using a couple tools from the IMAGEMAGIK suite, so without further ado, here it is, straight from github’s gists.

what the code does is quite simple, it takes a few arguments and helps you resize your images while keeping the original proportions. Put the code in your path and let’s put it to work.

For this example we’ll pretend you have a bunch of jpg pictures, maybe something you shot while travelling france, put them in a folder and run the script like this:

gify.sh --resize 900 jpg

depending on the amount of images it may take a while, and when it’s done you’ll have all of your jpg resized to 900px wide and with proportional height.

now it’s time to render all of your jpg into one animated gif so, while in the same directory, run the script like this:

gify.sh --gif 10 jpg paris

the parameters now are a bit different, first we tell the script that we want to create a gif with the --gif option, then we tell the interval between every frame, that number is expressed in 100th of a second, so now we are telling the gif to change frame every 10/100 of second, the following parameter is the extension of the images we’ll be using, in our example is jpg (it’s case sensitive, so make sure all the images you want to use have the same extension), and finally we set the name of the gif, without the extension, the script will provide it for us.

The gif you see at the beginning of the article was created with this script.

I made this script mostly for fun and personal use, so it’s absolutely not idiot proof, can be improved but for me it works just fine. If you want to modify it, feel free to fork it on github or just download it and do whatever you like with it, and if you want to share it with me, use the comment form below.

I’ll leave you with a copy of the script here in case you want to have a look at it before downloading.
Enjoy!

#! /bin/bash

# Author:       Danilo 'danix' Macri
# Author URI:   https://danix.xyz
# Script URI:   https://danix.xyz/?p=3545
# License:      GPL2
# License URI:  https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

#--------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#                                                                                #
#             GIFY.SH - CREATE ANIMATED GIFS OUT OF A BUNCH OF IMAGES            #
#                                                                                #
# Use this script to create animated looping gifs from a bunch of images. You    #
# just need to arrange all the images you want to use inside a folder and then   #
# launch this script with a few options and you'll have your gif within seconds. #
#                                                                                #
# This script uses mogrify and convert from the IMAGEMAGIK suite to deliver the  #
# gifs. This script can proportionally resize your images to help you create a   #
# lighter file.                                                                  #
#                                                                                #
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

# ERROR & EXIT STATUSES
SHOWHELP=61
USERABORTED=62

E_INTERROR=71
E_NOOPTS=72
E_NOARGS=73
E_FILEXISTS=74
E_NOIMAGES=75
E_UNKNOWNOPT=76

# TOOLS
PWD=$(pwd)
MOGRIFY=$(which mogrify)
CONVERT=$(which convert)

# we need mogrify and convert from the imagemagik toolset for this script to work
if [[ ! -x $MOGRIFY || ! -x $CONVERT ]]; then
    showerror missingdeps
    exit $E_MISSINGDEPS
fi


# showhelp
showhelp ()
{
case $1 in
    resize )
        echo "USAGE: $(basename $0) -r | --resize [width] [extension]"
        ;;
    gif )
        echo "USAGE: $(basename $0) -g | --gif [delay] [extension] [output file name]"
        ;;
    * )
                #|----------------------- TEXT MAX WIDTH - 80 CHARS ----------------------------|
        echo -e "$(basename $0) - create animated gifs from images inside current directory"
        echo -e "USAGE: $(basename $0) <option> [arguments]"
        echo -e "\twhere <option> is one between:";echo
        echo -e "\t-r | --resize [width] [extension]"
        echo -e "\t\tresizes all the images matching the extension in the current folder to"
        echo -e "\t\tthe width specified as argument.";echo
        echo -e "\tg | --gif [delay] [extension] [output file name]"
        echo -e "\t\tcreates the gif file using all the images in the current folder."
        echo
        echo -e "EXAMPLES:"
        echo -e "$(basename $0) --resize 900 jpg"
        echo -e "\twill resize all jpg images in the folder to 900px wide and mantain the"
        echo -e "\taspect ratio of the original images"
        echo
        echo -e "$(basename $0) --gif 8 jpg france"
        echo -e "\twill create a looping gif named france.gif using all the jpg files found"
        echo -e "\tin the current folder and passing a tick delay of 8 between frames".
        echo
        ;;
esac
}

# showerror
showerror ()
{
    if [ -z $1 ];then
        echo "INTERNAL ERROR - ABORTING"; echo
        exit $E_INTERROR
    fi
    case $1 in
        unknownopt)
            echo "unknown option. Exiting."; echo
        ;;
        noopts)
            echo "you didn't specify any options for the script to run. Exiting."; echo
        ;;
        noargs)
            echo "you didn't specify any arguments for this option. Exiting."; echo
        ;;
        filexists)
            echo "the file you want to write already exists. Exiting."; echo
        ;;
        noimages)
            echo "at least two files must exist within $PWD with the"
            echo "specified extension. Exiting"; echo
        ;;
        missingdeps)
            echo "$(basename $0) requires both mogrify and convert from"
            echo "the imagemagik tool suite. Install imagemagik using your"
            echo "favourite package manager and then run this script again. Exiting."; echo
    esac
}

##### MAIN #####
if [ $# -eq 0 ];then
    showerror noopts
    showhelp
    exit $E_NOOPTS
else

    while [ $# -gt 0 ];do
        case $1 in
            -h|--help)
                showhelp
                exit $SHOWHELP
            ;;
            -r|--resize)
                WIDTH=$2
                EXT=$3
                shift
                if [[ -z $WIDTH || -z $EXT ]];then
                    showhelp resize
                    showerror noargs
                    exit $E_NOARGS
                fi
                IMAGES="$(ls -1 *.$EXT 2>/dev/null | wc -l)"
                if [[ $IMAGES == 0 ]]; then
                    showerror noimages
                    exit $E_NOIMAGES
                fi
                clear
                COUNT="$(ls -1 *.$EXT 2>/dev/null | wc -l)"
                echo "you're going to resize all $COUNT .$EXT images inside $PWD at a fixed width of ${WIDTH}px"
                read -p "do you wish to continue? [y/n] " -n 1 -r; echo
                if [[ ! $REPLY =~ ^[Yy]$ ]]
                then
                    exit $USERABORTED
                else
                $MOGRIFY -resize $WIDTH *.$EXT
                exit 0
                fi
            ;;
            -g|--gif)
                DELAY=$2
                EXT=$3
                OUTPUT=$4
                shift
                if [[ -z $DELAY || -z $EXT || -z $OUTPUT ]];then
                    showhelp gif
                    showerror noargs
                    exit $E_NOARGS
                elif [[ -f ${OUTPUT}.gif ]]; then
                    showerror filexists
                    exit $E_FILEXISTS
                fi
                IMAGES="$(ls -1 *.$EXT 2>/dev/null | wc -l)"
                if [[ $IMAGES == 0 ]]; then
                    showerror noimages
                    exit $E_NOIMAGES
                fi
                clear
                COUNT="$(ls -1 *.$EXT 2>/dev/null | wc -l)"
                echo "you're going to create a looping gif named ${OUTPUT}.gif"
                echo "out of all the $COUNT $EXT files inside $PWD with a tick"
                echo "delay of $DELAY/100 of a second"; echo
                read -p "do you wish to continue? [y/n] " -n 1 -r; echo
                if [[ ! $REPLY =~ ^[Yy]$ ]]
                then
                    exit $USERABORTED
                else
                    $CONVERT -delay $DELAY *.$EXT -loop 0 ${OUTPUT}.gif
                    exit 0
                fi
            ;;
            *)
                showerror unknownopt
                showhelp
                exit $E_UNKNOWNOPT
        esac
        shift
    done
fi
Danilo M.

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