Trying to save Gif in photoshop, but saves frames as separate images? When I click the file it doesn't save as an animated gif.. help?

I do File > Export > Save for web > Make sure it's a gif > Save > Images only and Default

  • Care to show us screenshot(s) of what you're doing? It sounds right, so I'm curious if there's something else going on
    – Manly
    Oct 12, 2017 at 13:59
  • Did you check the "Animation" option in the save for web dialog?
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 11, 2017 at 17:23

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I had exactly the same problem.

If you're using a Mac OS the problem may not be how you're exporting the GIF (you're doing it correctly) but how the computer opens it.

Try either one of these:

  • Open with > Web Browser
  • Long pressing space bar with the gif selected

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