AZ Paint & Animated GIF Editor is a compact Paint program and Animated GIF Editor. Besides tools and filters for both basic and advanced graphic works, AZ Paint implements special capabilities which are usually lacking in ordinary paint programs. Integrated into AZ Paint is a full version of animated GIF editor, geared for use by professionals and hobbyists alike. One may create an animated GIF file from scratch or by assembling pre-drawn frames. The functions range from extraction to rearrangement of frames, from palette editing to BPP changing, from image enhancing to series resizing; and from modifying settings to minimizing the animated GIF file size, etc. The program creates, edits and allows free conversion between different file formats such as BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TGA, PCX, ICO, CUR, WMF and EMF; it also provides import from ANI, AVI, MNG and APNG. The program is highly compact, partly because it does not use any third-party ActiveX and partly because cosmetics are reduced to a minimum. Moreover, the program does not engage complicated procedural requirements. There is an in-built flexibility in the program to cater to a variety of needs, e.g. a user can opt for Single or Multi-Document Interface; can preserve EXIF data on saving JPG files, and browse to load or slide show, etc. In addition, free supplement covers special aspects unique to MNG/PNG, e.g. it enables you to view and extract frames of MNG and APNG, and it provides full alpha channel editing capabilities to create/edit/view alpha values directly on a magnified and grided screen.