Python Gif Animation

Today, I came across a python image library imageio that helps to read and write a wide range of image data, including animated images, volumetric data, and scientific formats.

Required Packages

Install imageio via pip pip install imageio

Creating gif using imageio 
import sys
import datetime
import imageio

VALID_EXTENSIONS = ('png', 'jpg')

def create_gif(filenames, duration):
    images = []
    for filename in filenames:
    output_file = 'Gif-%s.gif' %'%Y-%M-%d-%H-%M-%S')
    imageio.mimsave(output_file, images, duration=duration)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    script = sys.argv.pop(0)

    if len(sys.argv) < 2:
        print('Usage: python {} <duration> <path to images separated by space>'.format(script))

    duration = float(sys.argv.pop(0))
    filenames = sys.argv

    if not all(f.lower().endswith(VALID_EXTENSIONS) for f in filenames):
        print('Only png and jpg files allowed')

    create_gif(filenames, duration)

How to use ?

The program takes minimum two arguments duration of the gif and image need to created as gif.

python 2 1.png 2.png 3.png