Questions tagged [gif]

Questions about GIF; short for Graphics Interchange Format, a bitmap image file format capable of storing up to 256 RGB colours and it also supports animation. It's primarily used for the web due to its ability to compress file size by limiting the colour palette. Ask anything about creating graphics for the GIF file format.

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Avoid jagged edges after size change

I have been given a PNG image of a simple logo and with a transparent background. Size needs to be reduced but the smaller image has jagged edges. I have tried to keep the resolution unchanged, and I ...
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Photoshop CS6: problem with cropping animated gif after moving layers

So I started making animated gif images for a little side project lately and encountered a problem for which I couldn't find any information online. Basically, since the subject in the future gif is ...
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How can I make a gif faster in photoshop (decrease the length)

I made a gif in photoshop. It runs for about 40 seconds. How can I contract the timeline to make it run for 20 seconds? It is a video animation and not a frame animation. I'm using Photoshop CC. ...
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What's the best way to resize an animated GIF to a specific ratio?

I'm looking to resize an animated GIF (of a prototype), to 800x600 to work on Dribbble. Can anyone explain the best way or point me in the direction of good instructions?
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Making backgrounds of animated GIF files transparent

I have been creating animated GIF files using GIMP from several frames in PNG format that I created using Jmol and now I would like to know how to make the background of the resulting GIF files ...
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Animated GIF Creation Tool

I would like to create some GIF animations to help explain some concepts on a website. This (from Wikipedia) is a good example of the sort of style I would like to use: This animation appears to have ...
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Strange GIF artifacts when uploading to Behance

I'm getting these weird effects when I upload GIFs to Behance. Here is the GIF, on stack.imgur: Here is a screencap of what it looks like on Behance: The trails don't appear in the upload preview ...
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Can I create a transparent GIF with After Effects?

I'm trying to create a transparent GIF using After Effects but I can't get it just right. I make a transparent video but when I use the GIF makers they resize it. I even now have a PNG sequence. Is ...
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How to prevent unification when animating in photoshop?

I am trying to create an animated gif where text drops down and smashes into the background and cracks it. Whenever I try and transform it though, the transformation is applied to all frames. How do I ...
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Can I export an animated GIF as a PNG Sequence in Photoshop?

Hey we're getting an animation made for a startup loading for a new device and the company need it as a PNG sequence... is it possible to save this out in Photoshop as a PNG sequence? Thanks!
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Trying to save Gif in photoshop, but saves frames as separate images?

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 >...
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where to find step-by-step guide for smooth-looking + non-glitchy GIFs?

It has been some time since I saw a sleek looking GIF like the one below. Usually, it'd be quite obvious if the GIF is looping but this is not the case, and it is quite high quality. Any idea where ...
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Exporting a GIF animation in Photoshop - how do I make it more vibrant?

I'm trying to export a short, 6 second GIF in Photoshop. It looks great on the canvas, but very washed out after the export. I know the GIF format has a maximum of 256 colors (and I select that) but ...
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Is it possible to create GIF with images of difference size?

I would like to create a simple GIF, consisting of 2 images only: One full white circle (100px x 100px) One half-cirlce (100px x 50px) The idea is, make it looks like the circle is folded into half ...
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My GIF is saving blank

so I've created an animated GIF using line drawing on a black background, and whenever I try to Save as/Export as/Save for web legacy, the animation does not appear, just the black background. Any ...
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GIF Exporting Issue

I rendered a video as Quicktime MOV file with RGB+Alpha, so I could convert it into transparent GIF in photoshop by Importing video as "Video Frames to layers" But when I Exporting it GIF, Photoshop ...
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How to save each slide of a gif animation to png in ImageReady

Can someone please explain me how to save each slide of a gif animation as a png file in Adobe ImageReady?
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The gif saved in Photoshop freezes mid play

The gif saved in Photoshop freezes mid play. Does not matter where I upload it. You can see it here: http://www.peneroyal.com/tmp/freeze.gif The freeze does not happen in the Photoshop preview. The ...
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How to make the background of a gif image transparent

I guess there would be two ways to do this: 1. Select all layers and then use Magic Eraser to make bg color transparent(I tried this and photoshop doesn't allow you to erase bg from multiple layers at ...
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How to convert a video file into an animated GIF in Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames &...
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Photoshop: Loop part of gif

I know that when making your own gifs in Photoshop you have the ability to have the gif loop forever, but I was wondering if there is any possible way to have only part of the gif loop forever, if ...
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Gimp: How to reverse the direction of gif image

How can i reverse Gif image with out affecting animation of the image and save it. I used Flip Tool and reversed image then after save it. Then i lost the animation effect of the image.
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How to create collage video with still and moving photos?

I'm looking to create a collage of images that include both still and video - similar to this video collage using Photoshop CS5. Basically, I have 3 landscape photos and one video that I want to ...
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Problem with opacity after saving as PNG-8 or GIF from Photoshop

I am a web developer and I have a problem with the opacity of a photo after saving as a PNG or GIF. I have an image with a transparent background with a layer with less than 1% opacity. After saving ...
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What do you call this type of animated graphic?

I am trying to make a bunch of images such as the one above to explain a part of my app. I would like to hire someone to make them for me but I am not sure what you call them. I have tried: animated ...
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Photoshop Elements only opens 1 layer of gif

When I go to open a GIF I have saved on PSE, it comes up as only the first layer and it's locked. I go to mode and unlock the layer, but it's not a gif anymore, just a still of the first layer. How do ...
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How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?

I have a folder full of videos that I want to convert to an animated gifs. ffmpeg/avconv does a bad job of doing it directly, so I instead convert the video to a gif by first outputting each frame as ...
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Why does Photoshop change the position of my PNG when creating a GIF?

I'm trying to create a GIF using PNGs I made in Illustrator. Each of them have the same position and size but when I export it to Photoshop, the image position changes per frame. How do I fix this?
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Trouble with gif export output with transparent background in gimp

So I took a gif, and edited out the background for each frame. When I go to filters -> animation -> playback it plays the gif perfectly fine with a transparent background. http://imgur.com/a/AEt5Q ...
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GIMP - How to make a GIF with transparent background

As the title suggests, I'm trying to make a GIF in GIMP to use as a logo in After Effects, however, it's not going well. What I expected was just the gif with the transparent background I made using ...
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Creating a App Demo GIF for Use on a Website

I am trying to create a 8 second long GIF showing 3 different pages of an app I have built. I am using Relector 2 to record, and then using Quicktime to record just the screen (Reflector records with ...
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Problem exporting video as gif in Photoshop

I made a video file which loops 3 images in a scrolling animation. I have converted this videofile into a gif file using photoshop but during the process it keeps cutting about 4/5th of the gif so it ...
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Working with animated GIF in Gimp 2.8

I need to edit layers from an imported animated GIF the same as I would on an imported JPG. Is this possible? Using Gimp 2.8 on Windows 7.
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Tool for creating animated gifs of UIs [duplicate]

I recently read this article (https://uxdesign.cc/design-better-data-tables-4ecc99d23356) about data tables. The article contains a bunch of uses for data tables. To communicate the ideas, the author ...
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Animated system diagram - time efficient way and software?

I need to create a set of animated 2D diagrams to illustrate plumbing and how a heating system functions with water flows, heating elements, pumps, etc. I have experience of Illustrator and Photoshop,...
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Trying to create an ultrawide wallpaper with a gif

I am trying to make a 3440x1440 wallpaper with a single gif. The result I am looking for is like from this website http://girigiri.love/ You can see how the single gif fills up the entire screen in ...
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convert a not transparent GIF to transparent GIF in photoshop

Is it possible to convert a GIF image with a solid background to GIF with transparent background?
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How do I create animation for google adwords?

I have created an ad campaign for Google Adwords in Photoshop and am now saving the files as .gif but I cant get my file sizes to under 150kb while keeping the image quality. What are my options ...
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Resize gif while keeping background transparency

Keep in mind I'm using Mac's Preview, hardly a powerful graphics tool. Anyways, I am attempting to resize a few gif files (not factoring in graphics quality, I simply want them larger in size). Should ...
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Merge duplicate GIF frames in Photoshop

I'm trying to optimize an animated GIF size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicate frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my animation,...
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How should I Turn an Animated Gif Trasparent?

I have an animated GIF with a background color. I needed to remove the background for one of my works, so I just deleted background for all 250 layers with the magic eraser! When I run the animation ...
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How can I remove the white pixels around the edges when exporting a transparent GIF?

I took the loaders from xooplate.com then exported them with the help of the included action to a GIF. But I have some white pixels around the loader which are really annoying when displayed on a dark ...
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Best way to create a gif out of a tiled image

I have a very large image ( >500 Mo !) containing a series of smaller images of the same size, in mosaic, as follows: [ 1 2 3 ] [ 4 5 6 ] [ 7 8 9 ] But in my case, there are hundreds of them. ...
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Creating infinite zooming images

What's an easy way to create a forever zooming & looping image like this: In particular what design applications (after effects comes to mind) allow recursive nesting of compositions?
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Optimizing .gif image sizes?

What can I try to make my animted .gif image smaller? It was created in adobe flash and converted into .gif after, however it's still way too big, it's 3mb and I need it under 1mb. What can I try?
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Use specific color map index as transparent in a .gif file

Is there a way of setting the color to be used as transparent in a .gif file to a specific index in the color map? I have tried ImageMagick. For example, if I want to make all red in the image to use ...
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Can a GIF have a CMYK profile?

While working on an InDesign script that checks the links used in a file I decided to check what color profile has been used on images so I can output it to a log for the user however when I write my ...
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After Effects - Control orientation on shape layer line cap

Is it possible to control the line cap orientation when using stroke on a shape layer path? I have created a gif achieving what I want: Notice how the second stroke is different from the first one. ...
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Animated GIF with white text and tranparent background look pixelated

I created a simple animated GIF using some white words in a transparent background. But the words look too pixelated. The file is generated using Photoshop's Save for web. There is some configuration ...