I have a gif of two people where one of them is moving out of the frame and I want to crop that person out of the gif entirely, leaving just the main person, which means cropping each layer slightly differently. I can crop the first layer, but it won't let me crop any more layers after that. Is this possible? And if it is possible, how do I get the layers that will be slightly different sizes now back to together so the gif works like it should?


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What I understand from your question is that you are not able to find the frames of the GIF image to edit them. You can simple go to Windows->Timeline it will show you the timeline frames of that GIF file. Though I don't have PS CS3, but it would be same in that version as well. I have also attached one screenshot to make it easier. Also to crop the image, you won't need to crop the dimensions, just select (M marquee tool) delete the object from the frame, it will be the best. enter image description here

Thanks, Hope the answer is helpfull.


GIFs don't have layers as such. They contain a series of images, and each image after the first isn't so much a complete image as a set of deltas ... the differences between the original image and the next.

IOW, I don't think you can do this directly, but you may be able to find software that exports the GIF to a series of individual images, do the editing you need on those, then recombine to a single GIF.

  • if you open a GIF on Photoshop, many times it will display as a series of layers with visibility turned on or off.
    – Luciano
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 14:27

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