Microsoft releases the Expressive Pixels app to make it easier for users to create animations.

Microsoft recently launched a new open source app, Expressive Pixels, for the Windows 10 platform. The app helps users create and share animated content. The company says the app helps users more easily turn creations into animated GIF formats online.

Microsoft releases the Expressive Pixels app to make it easier for users to create animations.

Animations can be designed to be complex or simple according to your preferences, and this app makes the entire authoring process as simple as possible. Microsoft Expressive Pixels works much like a standard image editing tool, but you can break into a series of frames to form a circular animation.

Depending on the size of the screen you design, users can create square, circular animations of different sizes and also support exporting them as GIF animations. Whatever you want to create, this simple image editor makes it easy.

And the app also offers slightly more advanced features — such as layers — that let you experiment with more complex ideas in your animation. The timeline shows all frames created by the user, and it’s easy to create new frames from scratch or copy them as the basis for another frame. If you don’t like drawing frames by hand, you can also import other sources for editing.

In addition, developers are offered a variety of options, and Microsoft has a forum on GitHub for sharing ideas.