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The gifburst program takes a named GIF file and breaks it into equal-sized tiles. This is useful if a GIF is too large for your viewer, so you have to look at it in sections.


gifburst [-s n] [-p b] gif-file

Memory required:

Proportional to the size of the largest pasted image.


[-s nnn]
Specify the number of pieces. Valid values are presently 4 (2x2) and 6 (2x3). Default is 4.
[-p nnn]
Specify the number of pixels of overlap between interior boundaries of pieces. Default 20.


The gifburst program is written on Perl, using the C utilities. You must have both the giflib utilities and Perl installed to run it.


Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>

Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>