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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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How to correctly delete background of gif image?

I'm trying to delete the background of a gif image. After deleting the background of the image animation, it's no longer playing correctly. How do I correct for the incorrect changes occurring here: ...
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Gif transition (sample attached)

How can I make the following transition in After Effects (or another software maybe)? I have the different colours of the piano as pictures, I just don't know how to make this transition! Please check ...
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Animated Image File in Windows Live Movie Maker?

I have created an animated gif file in Imageready CS2 which I was trying to import in Windows Live Movie Maker but failed. In the net I found a way around by converting the gif into mp4. I used an ...
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How to create animated gif like the mac screensaver with changing photos? [closed]

I want to create animated gif of photos, like the screensaver of macs ? Which program will do it as default ? I am using windows. I want to use it in power point.
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reducing file size of animated gif web banner

I need to create a 728x180 animated banner for web ad,it has to be specifically weigh 40K, i used photos in creating the banner. How can i reduce the weight without losing quality of the entire thing?...
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Photoshop cc exporting for web gif exposure issue

I am trying to export a video file into a gif by saving for web in Photoshop cc. However, the color exposure get blown out. Anybody know how to avoid this? or fix it? I know the video has a lot of ...
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GIF file stops animating in Photoshop

I have a GIF file that works perfectly fine, but when I open it in Photoshop, it stops animating and all layers change to 1 static image: As you can see the Layers section, they all changed! I didn'...
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How can I apply Indexed colour to a large number of animation frames

I would like to create an animated gif from a number of frames in Indexed Color (or otherwise with a limited palette + dithering). However, changing the Mode to Indexed Color flattens the image. Thus, ...
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GIF Photoshop images are not clear after saving

I have created an image in Photoshop with three layers but after saving as a GIF and if I view it in Browser, the animation is dotted and not clear. If anybody has some idea why please share.
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble these stills - 1, 2 and 3 which are crisp and ...
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If you download a picture and rename the picture to a different extension, does the file change?

Let's say you downloaded a picture off the net as a GIF image (Image.gif), and renamed it to Image.jpg. Although it would change the file name, would the file be encoded as a jpg (i.e.: some of the ...
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Photoshop CS6 GIF not showing transition

Ive made a GIF image in Photoshop CS6. The gif is made up of three pictures that a fade animation. This works fine when i run the gif within photoshop (the actual program) but when i save for web ...
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Photoshop: Why my gif animation is not smooth

I have a simple line which should be smoothly loaded step by step (like a loading bar), but instead it just fades in. I use Photoshop CC. For that I create first and last layers and then automate it ...
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What are lossless image formats?

What are lossless image formats?
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Why is the quality of GIF animation from Photoshop so much better than Flash CS?

When I create an animation and export it from Flash CS directly, the quality makes it heartbreaking to look at. Even if I export it to a png sequence with good quality, and import it to Flash CS then ...
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move all layers on a canvas in photoshop

I have a huge gif file that I am editing in photoshop. I am newish to photoshop and have not been able to find any way to move all of the layers within the canvas without toggling the visibility, ...
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How to edit an animated gif in gimp to include transparency?

I have an ajax spinner which unfortunately has a white background in the corners. I want to remove the white and make it transparent using GIMP. How can I go about doing that? I tried opening it in ...
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Moden era GIF replacment in photoshop?

I have a created a small GIF consisting of 7 frames using photoshop CS 4. Unfortunally, my GIF contains alpha/transparency and only after the fact did i realize the whole alpha / color palete problem ...
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changing the frame rate of an animated gif made in After Effects

I'm trying to export an animated gif from a 30fps comp in After Effects. Adobe Media Encoder won't offer the option of 30 for frame rate (just 1,2,4,5, 10,12.5,20,25,50). I can't simply enter the ...
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Gif keeps overlapping in Photoshop

So, my gif is completly fine in photoshop and is showing it is perfect and good to go. But when I see it on the web, this is what happens. I am trying to make it transparent. http://i.imgur.com/...
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Strange gif-compression on Behance [closed]

There is a strange thing, when I upload a gif to a Behance project: it appears perfectly at the preview, but goes wrong after publishing. It seems, Behance makes some kind of compression during ...
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How To Unlock Indexed GIFs, then show the layers? (Photoshop CS4)

When I upload a GIF in Photoshop CS4, a window pops up that says "This is an animated GIF. You can only view one frame. Saving over this file will result in a loss of information." I clicked "OK", but ...
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What program can I use to view a .gfa file?

I have a .gfa file that needs viewing outside my simulation program. After google-ing .gfa, I found that it belongs to the Graphics Interchange Format along with .gif. But I have not found a viewer ...
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How to export quality animated gifs in photoshop

New to making animated gifs in photoshop (for loading designs). I know gifs aren't the highest quality format, but I've seen dribbble designs that look great, and they're gif format. But when I ...
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GIF - How to create a colour-filling translation effect inside a logo

I would like to create a loading icon that show the app is loading the page. I would like to use our logo and animate inside the logo a vertical translting fill like here: https://m.vente-privee.com/...
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What is the most recommeded Gif creation plugin for sketch [closed]

I am new to sketch and I am looking to make animated gif's like I do in photoshop, Is there a plugin that can do this probably with a timeline too?
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Smoother animation in Photoshop?

I created a .gif animation in Photoshop, but the motion seems very "jumpy" instead of smooth. It's just some text that rises. What can I do to make it a smooth move?
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How can I convert a JPEG to a transparent GIF image, replacing white with transparency?

So I have a JPEG with a white background and want to make it a transparent GIF without walk around job and without Photoshop also. So is there a way to create a transparent GIF image from usual JPEG ...
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Photoshop GIF color dithering problem

Trying to make a GIF in Photoshop CC here, but having some problems over the quality of the color in some images. When I have 100% dithering, some dark pixels appear in a green area over this logo: ...
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Why does a GIF increase in size when I add a logo although number of colors stays the same?

I have an animated GIF that's about 2 MB large. When I open it in Photoshop CS 5, add a layer with a logo, then save it for web, its suddenly 4 MB large. Why? There aren't more colors or anything, so ...
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GIMP is messing up my GIF color index

I'm modifying an existing animated GIF using GIMP. For some reason, GIMP opens it as an RGB file. But after doing a color analysis it told me there are only 255 colours. That's just right! However, ...
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Convert HD video to HD gif

Hi i am trying converting a 5 seconds video to a gif using Photoshop. The result is terrible, specially if video has blurred items the final gif is horrible. Do you know any better way to convert it ...
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Edit multiple layers at once in animated gif

Okay so I downloaded an animated gif from the interwebs. I want to edit this gif and open it in Photoshop. Like I expected there are 481 layers. I want to change the background color :-))) Can I do ...
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What's the name for cropping a video clip/animated gif in time and making it shorter?

I'm having a nightmare searching for this and it seems pretty simple. I have an animated gif and I would like to not have the last few seconds/frames. I.e. I would like to crop it in time, not ...
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Optimizing (Compressing) GIF images in Photoshop

I am trying to optimize an animated GIF image in Photoshop. The current size is 2.2 MB. Following the guides I found online, they told me to "Save as Web" and then decrease the colors from 256 down to ...
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See two frames in Photoshop at once

I have a gif with several frames in Photoshop. I used to use Fireworks for this and it would let me select more than one frame and one frame would appear on top of the other. Is there anyway to do ...
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Creating crystal clear gifs for web?

We're in the middle of a redesign and since we now have nicer looking dashboards, would like to utilize some gifs showing them in use. The problem is, whenever I save a gif out in photoshop, it ...
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How to create a PNG strip from a Photoshop timeline

I'm looking to make transparent GIF-like animations for webpages. However, saving transparent GIFs for webpages causes all sorts of problems - the most prominent being a white halo. If I can save all ...
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induce pseudo-random movement of figure in image (gif?)

I've created what I think is an interesting gif. It involves a kind of voodoo head that moves around the frame. What I would like to know is, is there a way that I can encode this so that- rather ...
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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export Animated Gif - How do on the main timeline?

I am using Adobe Flash CS6. I have my .fla attached for you. Simple movie. I want to however export it as a GIF and the animation just does not work. It exports a static file. Someone mentioned above ...
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Batch Tween/ Fade Function in Photoshop (Fade between frames) [closed]

I have a series of sequential .bmp images (exported from ArcMap--a mapping software). I would like to have these images fade between each other and, ultimately, export as a gif. Is there a simplified ...
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How to place UI gif in iPhone perspective mock for use on sites like Dribbble [closed]

I've seen many tutorials about how to convert a .mov file to a gif in Photoshop (Convert Video Frames to Layers, etc.), but none about how to place that gif in an iPhone perspective mock to be shown ...
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How to properly create and save for web animated slides with text on image background

Following on from this question PNG vs. GIF vs. JPEG vs. SVG - When best to use? regarding mr. @ChuckLeButt 's answer. I have a situation trying to create and save for web a few picture slides ...
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Chroma keying a background to a green screen animated GIF

There are some GIMP tutorials about adding a background for a green screen GIF, i.e. chroma keying. But none of them is about a green screen animated GIF (e.g. the "Confused Travolta" meme). GIMP can ...
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GIMP: Indexed (Gif), change white to transparent

I have a 1-bit black-and-white GIF, I need to change the white into transparent. How do I do it in GIMP?
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No sound after Flash GIF is exported

I successfully created an animated e-card in Flash cs6 with sound. Sound and video work great when I test it in the program. But after I export it as an animated GIF, only the video animation ...
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How do I create a gif with a transparent background using Adobe Photoshop?

How do I create a .gif with a transparent background using Adobe Photoshop? It's a bit late in the evening to ask my web developer to do this. Here's a screenshot of the image I've created: But I ...
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Is there a new (non-legacy) way to export an animated GIF?

I've always known that you can use File > Export > Safe for Web to export an animated GIF in Photoshop. However, in my current version, it says Legacy next to that option, which seems to imply that ...
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Can I create a GIF that loops only a subset of frames?

I am creating a banner using Photoshop CC 2015. How can I make only two frames loop forever and the reset happens only once? My frames from 1 to 30 brings content to the picture, it takes like 1 ...