I try to create an animated GIF of a bee. This image is a gif with transparency. I export it in Adobe Animate CC 2018 with such settings:

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but as a result: I can't use this image on web. There are to much artifacts (when my web page background has a color):

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What I do wrong?

Here is my Animate project: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6s9qs8vow8bs8kn/bee.fla?dl=0 (.fla)

  • Have you tried exporting with only two (or four) colors? Transparency and black ONLY? Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 11:40
  • @SZCZERZOKŁY yes, it's the same
    – byCoder
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 11:45
  • Since you say it's going on a website... Depending on the use case, you may want to export it to html5 canvas or as a sprite sheet animation. Unfortunately, I have no idea what kinda support Adobe Animate has for these. I'm pretty sure it has some sort of canvas export...
    – Joonas
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 12:36

1 Answer 1


Some possible solutions:

  1. Set the transparent Matte color the same as the webpage background.

matte setting

  1. Avoid antialiasing at the animation, this means pixelated border, sound hard but it is a good solution. For this, you need a good resolution file to develop your animation and simulate the borders. Some time ago, Kenzo use at their web page a very well done animated gif over static images with no soft borders. Here's the result:


  1. Use an APNG or PNG animation file. The con is that it's not supported in all browsers, some of them display a static image. Here's a list: https://caniuse.com/#feat=apng. With PNG and APNG files, you can keep the transparency or alpha channel. This image is the one Wikipedia uses at the PNG Animation definition.


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