Gickr is a very creative service because it lets you easily create animated GIF’s from any photos in your Flickr account. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be from your Flickr account because the animated GIF I put together to the right was done just by searching for “dual monitors” from all of Flickr.
After it searches for images you just have to check the boxes of the ones that you want. The animation that I have in the image here is on the slowest setting and I think it is a little too fast for a nice slideshow but if you wanted to create an animated object, such as a car driving by, it would be great on one of the faster settings.
One thing that I did notice is that the images it generates are pretty large. My “slideshow” consists of 11 photos that I selected and it is about 1/2 MB. That may not seem like much but it could quickly eat up your bandwidth if you receive a lot of visitors. Gickr has taken care of that problem as well because they will host the image for you and after the animation is generated they will provide you with the URL that is needed. All you have to do is live with the small “watermark” that they place in the upper-left corner. I’d say that is fair.