I have a GIF which I want to save (see below). There are some products that fly in and out of the picture (they are rotating). In the end I don't want to have the transparent part of the GIF.

When I crop the transparent part my animation gets destroyed, it moves to the right hand side.

How can I save this GIF, without the transparent background and without destroying my animation?

I'm on the newest version of Photoshop CC.

Here are the exported GIFs:


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not cropped (smaller just for preview):

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  • The only somewhat reasonable explanation I could come up with was that maybe your crop tool is set to delete cropped pixels and that causes this issue. — That said, if at all possible, I'd advice you to animate using After Effects. In my opinion the animation system in Photoshop is just too rigid. Using AE isn't that difficult for animations like this one and it has added benefits too. – Joonas Dec 4 '18 at 12:56

How do you crop it? Making a rectangular selection and going to menu Image, Crop, everything goes well:

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  • 1
    Ha! you're right. If I export it as gif uncropped first, then open it again in Photoshop and crop it and save it again, it works. when I crop the PSD directly and save it as gif, it gives me the weird result. so the solution is to reopen and crop it. thanks! – SimonS Dec 4 '18 at 14:37

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