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I am making a .gif file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save. After saving the .gif file it does not show the animation. So what is wrong with the procedure?

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    Did you set the animation options on the right side of the Save for Web window? – Scott Jul 6 '13 at 7:09
  • Are you saying about animation looping option.? – pooja Jul 6 '13 at 7:14
  • yes I have choose forever option for looping. – pooja Jul 6 '13 at 7:18
  • Have you tried opening your animation in a browser to test? – ckpepper02 Aug 23 '13 at 18:40
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  • The file must have a Timeline or Frame sequence. (Window > Timeline)
  • You need to set the animation options in the Save for Web dialog:

animation options

In addition, it is possible to have a quick animation and not see it initially due to speed and duration if the Save For Web options are set to "once". You may need to reload a page/image to see the animation.

Also, some browsers have an option to disable gif animation. If you've done all the above, verify it's not a browser setting preventing the animation from being visible.

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    Note: in newer Photoshop CC, you still need to use the old Save for Web command to export GIFs with animation. It's under File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy)... – peterflynn May 4 '16 at 21:16
  • @peterflynn is there a way to export to gif with animation using the new export settings? (it's not important, I'm just curious) – ssssaaaa May 14 '18 at 16:09
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Try duplicating those presets in a 'Custom' preset. Try changing the path that the file is saved to also to see if that works.

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