It doesn't show the: "create frame animation" option when I select the timeline window. :/ What do I do? enter image description here

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  • Could the issue be that you do not have Photoshop CS6 Extended? Or does it normally work?
    – Wolff
    Oct 6, 2017 at 16:39
  • Hmm, I am not sure. I read a thread an hour ago stating that it does indeed work with Photoshop CS6 Standard, maybe this is an error caused by Photoshop that that option is not there? - Zoey Oct 6, 2017 at 16:44

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In your screenshot, the animation is already a frame animation as noted by the first frame in the Timeline Panel.

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The Timeline Panel is titled "Timeline" regardless on the actual animation type - Timeline or Frame. However, the contents of the panel look markedly different based upon the animation type.

  • But unfortunately, I am not able to animate without that option. This is an error caused by Photoshop, and I just want to know if that's true, and how I would contact photoshop. Oct 6, 2017 at 16:42
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    Once again, You already have a frame animation. It's already created. Photoshop can't create a frame animation from a frame animation. There is no error in Photoshop. It's functioning exactly how it is supposed to.
    – Scott
    Oct 6, 2017 at 16:51
  • @FaithfulArts Scott is right. You should do a little more research on how to use a frame by frame animation in photoshop. What you have there is a single frame. You can't animate just one frame. You need to create another frame (the new frame button to the left of the delete button in Scott's image) with your character in a different position and only then you will see the play button enabled.
    – Alin
    Oct 7, 2017 at 11:09

I think you have the same problem as I had. Try this solution I just found. In Photoshop CS6 click on;

Window > Extensions > Mini Bridge - it shows Timeline - then click on Create Frame Animation.

For Animation, you don't need PSD Extended but for the 3D features, you do (from what I understand from all the reading I've just done about this). I have CS6 & it works. (I refuse to move to CC).

Cheers - hope it helps someone. ✌️

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