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I've watched and read several tutorials. The file with one layer and a snowfall effect, exports to a .mov (I don't have GifGun).

I try to open it in Photoshop CC and I get an error "Dynamic Link Media Server not available" and will not open to convert to a GIF.

What am I missing?

  • This seems like it might be related: forums.adobe.com/thread/2408203 - GifGun is definitely super easy to use, but there are many other applications you can use to convert video to gif. On Mac you could export it to a lossless .mov using Composition > Add to render queue and then convert it to a gif with Gif Brewery 3. There are some other applications out there but in my experience GB3 gives you the most control, which is what you need if you want a small filesize. Some applications may export a larger gif than the original video. – Joonas Oct 3 '18 at 7:18
  • I don't know any Windows desktop applications but there are some CLI options out there, like Gifify. You can probably find more if you search for "How to convert video to gif". Oh and another way to do it is to export a png sequence and again use some application to stitch it back together as a gif. – Joonas Oct 3 '18 at 7:19
  • Thank you for your replies. I will look into Gif Brewery—thx. Here's another response I received: One way I would create an animated gif would be using AE for the snow plugin, export as an image sequence, and import the image sequence sequence into Flash and export it out as an animated gif. – vizuality Oct 3 '18 at 23:25