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I exported .mov file (800 MB, 1600x1200 px) from After Effects and imported in Photoshop. When tried to export it in 32/64/128/256, it gave me error

Could not complete this operation. An unknown error has occurred

When I tried 800x600 and 1200x900 size GIF, it exported without any problem for all colors.

In the case of 1200x900, it failed once. But when I restarted Photoshop and tried again, it worked, I don't know why. My PC has 8 GB RAM, Windows 10.

So can I export larger GIF files i.e., 1600x1200 px? Or is it not possible and hence I'm getting error?

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    Hi. Tech support questions are generally off-topic here on GDSE because they can't usually be solved without access to actual files or your computer system/set up. It would probably be more effective to contact the manufacturer. – Billy Kerr Jan 1 at 20:48
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    does anybody know what the absolute maximum addressable size of a GIF is? – joojaa Jan 1 at 20:56
  • @BillyKerr Hello. I have seen many tech support questions already here. But couldn't find solution so posted a new one. – Vikas Jan 1 at 21:07
  • Use a video instead of an animated gif. – Rafael Jan 2 at 17:26
  • perhaps you could share what are you trying to accomplish instead. What is this GIF for? have you seen this? schoolofmotion.com/blog/gif-in-after-effects – Luciano Jan 6 at 12:56
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Yes you can.

I just exported a 2000*2000px GIF from my Photoshop without a problem using Save for Web and default settings. Here it is !

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  • I guess it is related to hardware then. Although I can export it from Media Encoder, but problem is with Ps. – Vikas Jan 1 at 21:12
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    Judging my the .mov, OP is trying to export an animated gif, which may contain too much data for PS to handle (maybe a RAM issue? 8GB isn't much these days). – Sergey Kritskiy Jan 1 at 22:30

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