If you have better software that allows you to crop, resize and tweak the quality of the pics then that's great. Anyway, if you get this far and you don't have a professional program like the Adobe stuff you can read this thread:http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...hlight=avatars
Microsoft Gif Animator is really easy to use if you don't have fancy software. It's also completely free and hard to find because it's being phased out of freeware and it's being included in a purchased Microsoft product. You'll be able to find it at the web site link in the thread though.