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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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GIF background texture not blending well to page background texture

On my portfolio site at http://samnorris.co.nz I have an animated .gif image - the astronaut with the heading underneath: "Protecting the galaxy one pixel at a time"... I'm not sure if it's just me ...
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Why do GIF images automatically lock the base layer in Adobe Photoshop?

When I open a .gif image in Photoshop - non animated - it always locks automatically and you cannot unlock it. Aside from that when try try to add text it will make a red block and convert the text to ...
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Improving the dithering of the gif image

I was having a question between this gif and my work: Is it possible to get the better quality of dithering of colors on the first gif to my work? Btw, I did this on Ps via frame animations with the ...
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Image loses transparency when added to another image

Please keep in mind that I have no idea what I’m doing with image editing. I have a watermark that I want to add to images, but it loses it’s transparency when I try to stick it on a picture. I’ve ...
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Animating in Photoshop with transparency

How to make a "Graphics Interchange Format" as Transparent in Photoshop or any other tool ?
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WALKING TEXT: How do I animate text like this?

I would like to animate a set of text, like this http://www.doctorhugo.org/e-poetry/shewalks.gif as in the the gif i create should consist of text I choose. Are there any tools for that? How would I ...
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Free animated gifs for web: loading and progress bars/spinners

Where is the best place to find free animated gifs? I have tried googling 'free animated gifs' but the sites that come up offer just useless gifs such as balloons or something in that direction. I'm ...
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Animated gif in PS only shows first frame

So I have a series of images that I am trying to make into an animated gif. I have an animation time line and all that basic jazz, and I have saved for the web as a gif. When I reach the final save ...
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Combine blurred still frames from GIF to form crisp still

When watching a GIF, the image seems to be crisp, as the animation is moving along quite quickly. If you were to analyze the GIF frame by frame, you'd notice that each image is rather blurry. I'm ...
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White border around picture after saving in Photoshop

I'm making a logo in PS which is gonna go on a website. It is supposed to be just the logo and the main background of the webpage. But when I either save in .png or .gif format I get a small white ...
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How to optimize duplicated frames in an animated GIF using Photoshop?

I've been experimenting with a technique called cinemagraphs. This technique makes animated GIFs where only a small portion of the scene is animated. Here's a quick one that I just made: So far, ...
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Embed a GIF onto an existing PNG file

H just created a banner in PNG format and I'd like to render a GIF in the center. So the output would be a GIF file where the center moves and the rest of the PNG is made into static frames. I've only ...
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Color palette in animated GIF: Photoshop vs. FFMPEG

I have created both animated gif files with Photoshop CS5.1 (combining single frames; gif 128 with dithering) and FFMPEG via command line (converting a .mov file to a .gif file; -pix_fmt rgb24). ...
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GIF generating website that generates a true-transparent background [duplicate]

Many sites offer gif generation services with the option to create a transparent background behind a gif, however, when placed on a dark background, you can see edges around the animated gif. Ajax-...
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GIF with transparency output not as expected in GIMP

I have been trying to create a GIF using a sequence of PNGs within GIMP An example PNG from the sequence shows the correct transparency I want to be shown in the GIF, But when I process the PNG ...
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Making GIF in GIMP from set of PNG's, resulting in the screen filled with all layers

I have imported a set of PNG'S as layers by calling FILE > OPEN AS LAYERS And I get the result: All the layers are oddly cascaded on top of each other So when I got to export it, I get this: What ...
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Is it possible to have a the magic eraser apply to ALL layers at once?

I have a gif of characters dancing on a white background, and I want to use the magic eraser (or an equivalent selection tool) to select and clear the white background to make it transparent. However,...
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How to create & save a .gif without dithering with MS Paint?

I tend to use Photoshop, but for my engineering course I do want to use something as simple as MS Paint. I literally need to do this: Create a square with whatever color outline Fill the square with ...
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Load animated GIF in Photoshop CS4

Older versions of Photoshop had ImageReady that allowed you to import GIFs and load each frame as a layer. Apparently that doesn't exist anymore and I really need it. I'm using CS4. I have tried ...
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Some GIFs can't be opened in photoshop

I have a lot of .gif images which can be viewed by e.g. IrfanView, but not opened in photoshop. Photoshop says it can't interpret the file format module (I'm using it in German, so I don't know the ...
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Creating a gleaming logo with Imagemagick?

I have a logo from which I want to make an animated gif so that it looks like a gleaming object (the effect of light flashing across it - not sure whether I am explaining myself well). I have a ...
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Difference between 'Normal' and 'Interlaced' saving a .gif…?

What's the difference between the 'Normal' and 'Interlaced' when saving a .gif in Adobe Photoshop? And which one is better for an image for the web?