How to remove or change the background color of an animated GIF image? I would like to remove the background color from the attached image.

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There is this useful site....


  1. Click on the tab Advanced
  2. Transparency
  3. Click on gif image, on the background you want to remove

Gifs images basically have some 'n' number of layers , which will produce the animation effect. Open the .gif file in photoshop , all layers will be displayed in the layers panel. Select magic wand and click on the white area , the area gets selected and hit delete to remove the white part. Do that on each layer.

  • Is there any way to automate this for multiple layers? – Overcode Feb 18 '18 at 23:08

I don't think there is any way to do this. If you open a transparent image from Video Frames To Layers it has white background but it has the frames, but if you just load it normally the transparency is there, but for 1 frame only.

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    I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. It doesn't seem like you're offering a solution – Zach Saucier May 25 '15 at 0:27
  • Video frames to layers was needed when Adobe broke CS4, they've since fixed it and that issue is no longer present. – Scott May 25 '15 at 0:38

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