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Python package wrapping the gifsicle library for editing and optimizing gifs.

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Python package wrapping the gifsicle library for editing and optimizing gifs.

How do I install this package?

As usual, just download it using pip:

pip install pygifsicle

While running the installation, on MacOS the setup will automatically install gifsicle using Brew.

On Linux you will need to install gifsicle using apt-get as follows:

sudo apt-get install gifsicle

On Windows you will need to download and install the correct port of the library for your OS.

Usage examples

The library is currently pretty plain: it offers a wrapper to gifsicle and a method to optimize gifs, wrapping the options for gifsicle.

Optimizing a gif

To optimize a gif, use the following:

from pygifsicle import optimize

General wrapper

To run gifsicle from Python use the following:

from pygifsicle import gifsicle
    sources=["list.gif", "of.gif", "gifs.gif"], # or a single_file.gif
    destination="destination.gif" # or just omit it and will use the first source provided.
    optimize=False, # Whetever to add the optimize flag of not
    colors=256, # Number of colors t use
    options=["--verbose"] # Options to use.

Learn more about the general wrapper by reading the function documentation.


One of the most common issues you can get, especially on windows, is that simply the gifsicle library is not available system wide. Do try to run gifsicle in your terminal to check if the library is properly installed.

Help and support

Wanna add another wrapper for easier usage? Do a pull request!

Did you find an error or weird behavior? Open an issue!

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