I have a ".gif" figure exported from the following codes. 6 separated figures (frames) constitute a ".gif" figure. But the default time interval between each frame is less than 1 second. I hope to increase the time interval to 3 seconds, so the speed can be lower. Any one can help me? Thank you all in advance!

g1[a_, b_] := Graphics[{Red, Disk[{a, 0}, 1], Green, Disk[{1, 1}, 1], Blue, Disk[{b, 2}, 1]}];
f1 = Table[Show[g1[a, b] , PlotRange -> {{-2, 12}, {-2, 4}}  ], {a, 1, 8, 4}, {b, 0, 10, 5}];
f1 = Flatten[f1]
Export["f1.gif", f1]

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    $\begingroup$ Export["f1.gif", f1, "DisplayDurations" -> (# of seconds)] $\endgroup$
    – mfvonh
    Jul 4, 2014 at 2:16
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    $\begingroup$ Also, "DisplayDurations" can be a list of time values, one for each individual frame. Ironically, this is a feature that GIF export offers whereas you can't do it easily for standard movie formats: see this question. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Jul 4, 2014 at 3:22
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    $\begingroup$ This can be found in the documentation under GIF. $\endgroup$
    – user484
    Jul 4, 2014 at 4:18
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    $\begingroup$ (continued) This is the primary google search result for "mathematica gif frame rate" so I think the first comment here should be converted to an answer. $\endgroup$
    – Jason B.
    Oct 6, 2016 at 17:20
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    $\begingroup$ I've reopened. Anybody up for writing a canonical answer, then? $\endgroup$ Oct 7, 2016 at 2:26

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Although this is an old question, I'll post an answer:

The delay between frames (in seconds) can be controlled with the option "DisplayDurations". If it's a single number, then that's the delay between all the frames of the exported gif animation.

Another thing you can do is to provide a List as follows:

Export["f2.gif", f1, "DisplayDurations" -> {.1, 1}]

(* ==> "f2.gif" *)


Here you see a fast-slow step combination because the list of durations {.1, 1} is repeated cyclically for successive frames.


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