Since Adobe's ImageReady is no longer in Creative Suite, I'm wondering which program to choose to make small, short gif animations? If possible - please include address where to download tutorial.
Not sure which is the best program. I don't make them often but when I do I use Photoshop. You set the frames up and control the animation through the Animation Panel, then use Save for Web in order to preserve the animation.
You can check out the help section to get you started.
I use CoffeeCup GIF Animator. Floating Preview Window for easy Editing Loop the animation Forever or a certain number of times. Change the Delay make the animation slower or faster. Generates HTML source code on the fly Import .AVI format files up to 500K and convert them to animated GIFs. Select Transparency with just One Click Quickly Edit your existing Animated GIFs Easily Make High Quality Animated GIFs in a few steps Convert .jpg, .ico, .bmp and more to .gif automatically Converts .JPG, .BMP, .ICO and more to .GIF automatically