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Converting and Putting PDFs Into Animated GIF

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Need to batch convert hundreds, or thousands, of PDF files into GIFs that you can then assemble as ONE animated GIFs? If so, this is the blog entry for you. 
The problem? Combine a whole bunch of PDF files (certificates) into an animated GIF. Not a very elegant way to create a fast-moving slide show, but once you start down the rabbit hole, it's interesting to see what happens next.


Although there are a lot of solutions for combining images into an animated GIF, as well as converting PDF files into images, the online solutions can't handle the load. The software you load on your computer, well, that costs money.
Or at least, that's what I thought until I saw someone using IrfanView. I immediately kicked myself. I've used IrfanView for years and it's my go to on my home device.
For Windows users who want to do this...you'll need:1 - Batch Conversion from PDF to GIF Format

Irfanview32 bitIrfanView All Plugins (32 bit)GhostScript 32 bit
After installing all that, r…