Loogix is a neat new free .gif animation service which lets you create animations from your own photos and also create funny effects using their in-house selection of tools. You want blur, warp, swirl, colorize and the rest? You got it. Simple interface, and a small but cool set of features. Nice.
Check out Loogix. It’s a nifty web service that lets you create GIF Animations online without downloading anything. It provides you with a very simple interface. Upload your photo, select size and speed of the animation and click ‘generate animation’. Notice, You can upload up to 10 pictures at one time. You may also add some great animation effects to your pictures which include Blur, Guggle, Motley, Explosion, Recursion, Black-White etc.
There's an easier tool online called WeGif (http://www.wegif.com). Can produce high quality Gif animated images. Check out the sample images done using the it on the site.