Thanks for the replies
Paint.net looks good. Just finished downloading it. Doesn't work on windows xp.
Looks like Greenfish icon editor does animations. I really needed this. Thanks
I like asprite's pixel like window. I will try the free version.
Thanks for the link bilgekaan. Wow are all the games on your site made by you. I like the pixel art.
Thanks for the posts and links guys this really helps.