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Strange gif-compression on Behance

There is a strange thing, when I upload a gif to a Behance project: it appears perfectly at the preview, but goes wrong after publishing. It seems, Behance makes some kind of compression during ...
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How To Unlock Indexed GIFs, then show the layers? (Photoshop CS4)

When I upload a GIF in Photoshop CS4, a window pops up that says "This is an animated GIF. You can only view one frame. Saving over this file will result in a loss of information." I clicked "OK", but ...
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Animated Image File in Windows Live Movie Maker?

I have created an animated gif file in Imageready CS2 which I was trying to import in Windows Live Movie Maker but failed. In the net I found a way around by converting the gif into mp4. I used an ...
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How can I import an animated GIF into photoshop timeline [on hold]

I wanna to import an animated gif as a template to photoshop timeline that preserved the file animation, who know something about this?
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Removing Transparency from animated GIF

This admin image that I created for my website has some funky things going on. The white of the characters hair on the left isn’t there in photoshop and the white at the end before it loops the ...
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Guideline for short animation [duplicate]

I want a guideline for how to make in a simple way an animation like the one in he loading time in this page Active theory I know a little about photoshop and illustrator but nothing more.
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photoshop animation merge multiple gif frames

I'm trying to optimize an animated gif size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicated frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my ...
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How to convert a video file into an Animated GIF in Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames > ...
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Animated gif in Photoshop only saves as html file

I created an animated banner ad in Photoshop CC and need to save it as gif. I used Timeline/Motion. When I "Save for Web" the second box from the top is set to "GIF". I click "Save" and the only ...
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What program can I use to view a .gfa file?

I have a .gfa file that needs viewing outside my simulation program. After google-ing .gfa, I found that it belongs to the Graphics Interchange Format along with .gif. But I have not found a viewer ...
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How to export quality animated gifs in photoshop

New to making animated gifs in photoshop (for loading designs). I know gifs aren't the highest quality format, but I've seen dribbble designs that look great, and they're gif format. But when I ...
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Is it possible to add a background image to all 'layers' of an animated gif?

I have an animated gif with transparent background, and I want to add a background image to all layers: How can I achieve it without adding it to every layer individually?
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How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?

I have a folder full of videos that I want to convert to an animated gifs. ffmpeg/avconv does a bad job of doing it directly, so I instead convert the video to a gif by first outputting each frame as ...
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Gimp: How to reverse the direction of gif image

How can i reverse Gif image with out affecting animation of the image and save it. I used Flip Tool and reversed image then after save it. Then i lost the animation effect of the image.
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GIF - How to create a colour-filling translation effect inside a logo

I would like to create a loading icon that show the app is loading the page. I would like to use our logo and animate inside the logo a vertical translting fill like here: ...
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What is the most recommeded Gif creation plugin for sketch [closed]

I am new to sketch and I am looking to make animated gif's like I do in photoshop, Is there a plugin that can do this probably with a timeline too?
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Strange gif artifacts on behance

i hope you're doing well. I thought the web guys out there might be able to help me. i'm getting these weird effects when I upload gifs to behance. here is the gif, on stack.imgur here is a ...
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Importing animated GIF into Photoshop CC

Is there any relatively painless way to import an animated GIF into Photoshop (CC 2015) and then be able to export a functioning GIF file back?
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Smoother animation in Photoshop?

I created a .gif animation in Photoshop, but the motion seems very "jumpy" instead of smooth. It's just some text that rises. What can I do to make it a smooth move?
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How can I convert a JPEG to a transparent GIF image, replacing white with transparency?

So I have a JPEG with a white background and want to make it a transparent GIF without walk around job and without Photoshop also. So is there a way to create a transparent GIF image from usual JPEG ...
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Photoshop GIF color dithering problem

Trying to make a GIF in Photoshop CC here, but having some problems over the quality of the color in some images. When I have 100% dithering, some dark pixels appear in a green area over this logo: ...
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Why does a GIF increase in size when I add a logo although number of colors stays the same?

I have an animated GIF that's about 2 MB large. When I open it in Photoshop CS 5, add a layer with a logo, then save it for web, its suddenly 4 MB large. Why? There aren't more colors or anything, so ...
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GIMP is messing up my GIF color index

I'm modifying an existing animated GIF using GIMP. For some reason, GIMP opens it as an RGB file. But after doing a color analysis it told me there are only 255 colours. That's just right! However, ...
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Convert HD video to HD gif

Hi i am trying converting a 5 seconds video to a gif using Photoshop. The result is terrible, specially if video has blurred items the final gif is horrible. Do you know any better way to convert it ...
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Edit multiple layers at once in animated gif

Okay so I downloaded an animated gif from the interwebs. I want to edit this gif and open it in Photoshop. Like I expected there are 481 layers. I want to change the background color :-))) Can I do ...
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What's the name for cropping a video clip/animated gif in time and making it shorter?

I'm having a nightmare searching for this and it seems pretty simple. I have an animated gif and I would like to not have the last few seconds/frames. I.e. I would like to crop it in time, not ...
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animated gif shows all layers instead 1 after 1

Photoshop cc: I used an existing gif and deleted the background on all layers. I saved it again as transparent background. The image is 150 layers. It a a groiwn figure ( like an opening flower) and ...
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Optimizing (Compressing) GIF images in Photoshop

I am trying to optimize an animated GIF image in Photoshop. The current size is 2.2 MB. Following the guides I found online, they told me to "Save as Web" and then decrease the colors from 256 down to ...
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See two frames in Photoshop at once

I have a gif with several frames in Photoshop. I used to use Fireworks for this and it would let me select more than one frame and one frame would appear on top of the other. Is there anyway to do ...
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Creating crystal clear gifs for web?

We're in the middle of a redesign and since we now have nicer looking dashboards, would like to utilize some gifs showing them in use. The problem is, whenever I save a gif out in photoshop, it ...
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Animating Moving Fog/Mist in Photoshop Image

I am currently working on an animated GIF in Photoshop, and I need to find out how to animate moving fog/mist on the four corners of my GIF. I have the fog/mist already created, but however, I need to ...
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How to create a PNG strip from a Photoshop timeline

I'm looking to make transparent GIF-like animations for webpages. However, saving transparent GIFs for webpages causes all sorts of problems - the most prominent being a white halo. If I can save all ...
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induce pseudo-random movement of figure in image (gif?)

I've created what I think is an interesting gif. It involves a kind of voodoo head that moves around the frame. What I would like to know is, is there a way that I can encode this so that- rather ...
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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export Animated Gif - How do on the main timeline?

I am using Adobe Flash CS6. I have my .fla attached for you. Simple movie. I want to however export it as a GIF and the animation just does not work. It exports a static file. Someone mentioned above ...
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Batch Tween/ Fade Function in Photoshop (Fade between frames) [closed]

I have a series of sequential .bmp images (exported from ArcMap--a mapping software). I would like to have these images fade between each other and, ultimately, export as a gif. Is there a simplified ...
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Animate GIF from static image

I want to create a GIF for a logo example, it is not the actual logo but a placeholder for a website design and I want to show what it could look like. So the current logo is a wreath, very similar ...
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How to place UI gif in iPhone perspective mock for use on sites like Dribbble [closed]

I've seen many tutorials about how to convert a .mov file to a gif in Photoshop (Convert Video Frames to Layers, etc.), but none about how to place that gif in an iPhone perspective mock to be shown ...
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How to properly create and save for web animated slides with text on image background

Following on from this question PNG vs. GIF vs. JPEG vs. SVG - When best to use? regarding mr. @ChuckLeButt 's answer. I have a situation trying to create and save for web a few picture slides ...
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GIFs on PowerPoint 2010 running at a lower frame rate than actual

As the title suggests. I have to put a GIF I made on Flash in a PowerPoint presentation. But when I run the presentation, the GIF runs on a dreadfully low frame rate. Is this issue fixed in later ...
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White Outline Appearing Around .GIF Logo Image When Saved for Web [duplicate]

I am having a problem with a white outline appearing around a vector logo I built in illustrator. When I try to save it for web as a .GIF it has a white outline once I save it as a GIF but as an .AI ...
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Chroma keying a background to a green screen animated GIF

There are some GIMP tutorials about adding a background for a green screen GIF, i.e. chroma keying. But none of them is about a green screen animated GIF (e.g. the "Confused Travolta" meme). GIMP can ...
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How to use a .GIF in a paste special > into?

Or a similar method. Using Photoshop CS6 and I'm trying to take a gif and paste it into the shape in an already made image, in this case it's a circle. Like how you do paste special > paste into and ...
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GIMP: Indexed (Gif), change white to transparent

I have a 1-bit black-and-white GIF, I need to change the white into transparent. How do I do it in GIMP?
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No sound after Flash GIF is exported

I successfully created an animated e-card in Flash cs6 with sound. Sound and video work great when I test it in the program. But after I export it as an animated GIF, only the video animation ...
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Rotating .gif issues photoshop?

I want to make a spinning gif of a default black cursor, as shown below: I have been trying to make the gif on photoshop, using the video timeline. I basically have 3 Transform keyframes: at 0 ...
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How do I create a gif with a transparent background using Adobe Photoshop?

How do I create a .gif with a transparent background using Adobe Photoshop? It's a bit late in the evening to ask my web developer to do this. Here's a screenshot of the image I've created: But I ...
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Is there a new (non-legacy) way to export an animated GIF?

I've always known that you can use File > Export > Safe for Web to export an animated GIF in Photoshop. However, in my current version, it says Legacy next to that option, which seems to imply that ...
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What is the best software for animated texts?

I am using Photoshop for graphic design but Photoshop requires too much time on animated things and you have to make every single frame in a GIF file... I wanted to make animated texts in GIF format. ...
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Can I create a GIF that loops only a subset of frames?

I am creating a banner using Photoshop CC 2015. How can I make only two frames loop forever and the reset happens only once? My frames from 1 to 30 brings content to the picture, it takes like 1 ...