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Save 3D image stacks as animated gifs

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Open and save 3D image stacks as animated gifs

You find the menus for opening and saving animated gifs in the Tools > File Import/Export menu:


Furthermore, if in 3D view, you can save the current view with a little tilt animation as animated gif. Under the hood this uses the microfilm library.


This napari plugin was generated with Cookiecutter using @napari's cookiecutter-napari-plugin template.


You can install napari-animated-gif-io via pip:

pip install napari-animated-gif-io

To install latest development version :

pip install git+https://github.com/haesleinhuepf/napari-animated-gif-io.git


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the BSD-3 license, "napari-animated-gif-io" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


  • 0.1.2

Last updated:

  • 15 April 2022

First released:

  • 03 December 2021


Supported data:

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GitHub activity:

  • Stars: 4
  • Forks: 2
  • Issues + PRs: 4

Python versions supported:

Operating system:


  • napari-plugin-engine (>=0.1.4)
  • numpy
  • imageio
  • napari-tools-menu
  • napari
  • microfilm

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