How to create animated GIFs from a stack of JPG pictures

Unfortunately, the upload bandwidth of my DSL router is somewhat limited. I don’t have enough speed to stream live-videos from my webcam. However, I collect a lot of still-images with my webcam.

 Here are some brief instructions how you can convert still images into time lapse movies: Using ImageMagick, you can generate animated gif images from a stack of jpg files. Just cd to the directory which contains the jpg images to convert and do a:

 $ convert -delay 20 -loop 0 *.jpg animation.gif

on your console. This operation requires a lot of CPU power and will take a couple of minutes on a Pi1 to complete. The gif below was  generated from a stack of 200 jpg images with 150×115 resolution: