For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

GIF Construction Set Professional represents the state of the art in GIF animation software. It will assemble your original animations effortlessly through its Animation Wizard; squeeze them down to as close to nothing as possible with its Supercompressor; create eyecatching banners and animated transitions; manage your GIF files; add transparency to existing graphics and a lot more.

The extensive documentation and tutorials included with GIF Construction Set Professional will get you up to speed in less time than it takes most elected officials to redefine the truth.

GIF Construction Set Professional offers access to the extensive library of Alchemy Mindworks animation plugins as well. If you need unspeakably cool graphic elements for your web pages and your artistic skills end at advanced paperclip sculpture, these optional accessories will turn you into a professional designer with little more than a few mouse clicks.


This software is available for electronic delivery and on CD-ROM. We invite you to download an evaluation copy and try it out.

Eagles don't flock.

  • graphicBuild instant animations with Animation Wizard.
  • Reduce the size of your GIF files with Supercompressor.
  • Build special-effect text banners with the Banner generator.
  • Create sophisticated animated transitions between still images.
  • Implement transparency in still and animated GIF files.
  • Rotate, crop, color-adjust and resize all or part of an animation.
  • Manage the controls of multiple images with breathtaking ease.
  • Import digital video into GIF animations, and export GIF animations to digital video.
  • Create eye-catching electronic signs.
  • Export animated GIF files to SWF (Macromedia Flash™) with sound.
  • Get up to speed quickly with extensive documentation and tutorials.
  • ...and more.

GIF Construction Set

Should you wish to contact us about this application, please send us some e-mail.

Download the GIF Construction Set Tutorial and get up to speed with GIF Construction Set Professional in minutes.

Visit our advanced animation tutorial and learn how to Build Banner Ads that Rock!

The GIF Construction Set Q&A page offers answers to frequently asked questions about GIF Construction Set Professional.

IMPORTANT: GIF Construction Set requires access to the Internet to validate itself after installation. Please see the discussion of registration key security for a detailed discussion of this functionality.



Downloading and installation of this software: You can ensure yourself of a problem-free installation by reviewing our downloading and installation instructions. The downloadable installer can be used to install either an evaluation copy or a fully-functional registered copy of this application.

Important: You might see a warning during download or installation of these installers concerning possible "malicious code." These messages are generated by Windows if you attempt to download and install most non-Microsoft software. They can be safely ignored.

Norton Antivirus users: Norton security products may generate spurious warnings about downloaded software installers, including some of ours. They appear as WS.Reputation alerts. Norton may delete incoming downloads when it generates this warning. WS.Reputation is not a virus — it's apparently an internal reputation ranking maintained by Symantec, which gets confused from time to time. Please see our support blog for more about it. In the event that you encounter this warning, we recommend that you disable Norton Antivirus to complete your download. It does not indicate the presence of a virus or malware in our installer.

The current Alchemy Mindworks installation CD-ROM ships with GIF Construction Set Professional 5.0a revision 1.

Click on one of the following links to download GIF Construction Set Professional 5.0a revision 8. This file is 22,005,248 bytes in length.


GIF Construction Set Professional 5:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 1
GIF Construction Set Professional 5:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 2
GIF Construction Set Professional 5:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 3

Extend GIF Construction Set even further with optional animation plugins.

Alchemy Mindworks' applications won't install spyware, malware or other invasions of your privacy, and we're extremely careful about virus scans. Learn more about the security of our downloaded installers.


Thanks to everyone who has asked for a logo graphic for GIF Construction Set Professional. If you'd like a graphic link at your page for GIF Construction Set, please download this banner.

(We ask that you not reference this graphic from the server, as the file name may change.)


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GIF Construction Set Professional 4: GIF Construction Set Professional 4 has reached the end of its development cycle, and we don't anticiapte any further updates to it. To continue to enjoy the periodic enhancements, improvements and new features of GIF Construction Set, we recommend that users of GIF Construction Set Professional 4 upgrade to the current GIF Construction Set Professional 5 software while the half-price upgrade is available.

GIF Construction Set 3: GIF Construction Set 3 has been superceded by the current version 5 release. Its installers have been removed from distribution. We recommend that users of GIF Construction Set 3 register GIF Construction Set Professional 5. Due to its increasing inability to get along with all the current releases of Windows, we are no longer able to provide replacement legacy installers for GIF Construction Set 3 to registered users. Not to put too fine a point on it, Windows has devised more ways to crash it than proponents of global warming have math errors.

GIF Construction Set 2: GIF Construction Set 2 has reached its end of life and returned to the whispering sands of eternity — it's so cool to watch them do that — and it has been removed from distribution. We recommend that users of GIF Construction Set 2 register GIF Construction Set Professional 5. Downloadable installers for GIF Construction Set 2 are no longer available.

GIF Construction Set™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.

The superbly cool chess piece icon for GIF Construction Set Professional 4 was created by Eugen Buzuk of, and is used under license.

The monitor graphic is used under license from DryIcons.