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 can I export an animated GIF in Photoshop?

When I create a .gif file in Photoshop, it works and animates. However, when I export it to a desktop it saves separate frames as GIFs. How do I bundle it so I can save it as one animated loop file in ...
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Animated gif in Photoshop only saves as html file

I created an animated banner ad in Photoshop CC and need to save it as gif. I used Timeline/Motion. When I "Save for Web" the second box from the top is set to "GIF". I click "Save" and the only ...
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Make a Rainbow GIF [duplicate]

I am trying to make this image into gif with the blue parts circling through the rainbow spectrum, can someone help me out.
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Cropping GIF makes movement of objects weird

I have a GIF which I want to save (see below). There are some products that fly in and out of the picture (they are rotating). In the end I don't want to have the transparent part of the GIF. When I ...
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Recommended format for a large stop motion animation on website?

I have a stop motion animation of about 35 seconds in duration (~150 frames). The resolution is quite large at around 900px x 450px. What is the best format to play this looping on my website? I ...
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Saving Animated GIF With Transparency (Photoshop)

I am trying to save an animated GIF, but for some reason areas that are more transparent than others (e.g. the grey shadow) don't come out with opacity, they become fully grey when saved. When I save ...
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How can I make smooth, crisp animation?

I am working on doing an Electronic Direct Mail (EDM) for a client and I want to make a really smooth simple animation of a notification bell ringing. Typically I would use Photoshop to make a .gif, ...
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How to make an animated gif with a transparent background without overlap?

When I try to make a gif with two frames both of which have a transparent background in GIMP, what happens is that the first frame looks OK, then the second frame appears on top of it, such that you ...
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Photoshop Animation Stacks Frames on Second Loop

I'm trying to create a gif in Photoshop using timeline. I have it set to loop forever. It works perfectly the first loop, but has problems once it hits the second (or subsequent) loop. The first frame ...
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How to remove artifacts at the edge of a GIF?

Open this image in Mozilla or Chrome browser, So you show the display some white pixels in the outer side of gif. I didn't apply any effect, just used two flat colors and round or text in that. How ...
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Slideshow with embedded links

What I want to do is create an animated GIF(?) that will scroll thru a number of pictures, when you you click on pic1 it takes you to url 1, when you click on pic 2 it takes you to url 2 etc. I want ...
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delay playing animated gif in PowerPoint

I have an animated gif that plays once (no loop). In PowerPoint, I want it to play when it appears on the slide, on a click. Right now, it seems to play before it appears. Is there a way to delay ...
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Photoshop animation: Contour lines from one frame kept in the second frame of animation

I'm creating a gif animation of a castle where the first frame is the castle constructed and the second frame is the castle destroyed. I have to place the image on a website. The issue I'm facing is ...
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GIF in After Effects [closed]

I've watched and read several tutorials. The file with one layer and a snowfall effect, exports to a .mov (I don't have GifGun). I try to open it in Photoshop CC and I get an error "Dynamic Link ...
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Photoshop CC keeps adding blank layers to my GIf images

Photoshop CC is adding blank frames in to the gif that I am creating from a video. Even if I delete the blank layers or put something on them it still exports with blanks that cause the image to ...
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Transparent GIF is forming grainy, transparent static and I don't know how to fix it.(GIMP)

So, I'm trying to make this gif for a meme but no matter what I do I guess this swiss cheese looking error and I can't even figure out what the term is to google!
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Gimp Gif transparency issue

I found this gif online and I loved it but it had a white background. I've managed to get Most of it off, but now it is leaving behind a trail of each frame. I'm not sure why. That's the Gif after I ...
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Why is photoshop adding a white stoke to my work after I save it as a gif, but not as a png?

For some reason Photoshop is adding a weird white stroke (which I'm not to fond of) to my finished work after I save it. However this only happens when I save it as a .gif, otherwise the image is ...
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Animated GIF not fading in

I created an image that's kind of in three parts. The left piece, a plus sign, the right piece. The idea was that I'd create an animated GIF and start with the left piece, then fade in the plus sign, ...
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Invert colors on each layer of an animated GIF

I have a rather involved black and white animated GIF generated by code for which I want to invert the colors for every frame of the animation sequence. How can I do this? If I select multiple layers ...
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Why does enabling transparency in an animated gif reduce its file size?

Update 1: I've fiddled around with different images after reading Yorik's comment “. . . AFIAK gifs do not store the whole image per-frame, but rather sub-frames that change.” It does seem like ...
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How can you create an animated GIF from a GIF sequence?

I just tried to export a GIF from Adobe Media Encoder using the preset GIF sequence: It was a surprise to me that, unlike the GIFs I’ve tried to export from the plugin Gifgun or to the online ...
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Why doesn't opacity changing animation work properly as a gif?

I've created loading animation in Photoshop, while it works perfectly when i play it from animations tab, It messes up after saving it. This is how it looks when animation is played from Photoshop ...
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Where can I find GIF inspiration about a certain subject (find us page)?

I started working as a graphic designer two days ago. My boss asked me to create more than one gif to clarify the location of a company and when I created one and he said "I could've liked it two ...
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How do I create an animated gif in photoshop using the timeline animation?

I do exactly what the person in this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeKepjnntWM) video does between 2:01 and 2:20 - I add 3 photos, place them inside a video group in timeline animation and use the ...
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InVision : How to export or record or convert prototype to video / gif in InVision?

I am using InVision for prototyping online. I am done with designing. Now I want to export this interactions as video or gif to show others or to upload in social media. Can anyone help me how to do ...
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Rainbow color changing GIF in photoshop?

I want to make a rainbow color changing gif, where I can adjust the speed of the color changing and what color it changes to and etc. Basically, as example, I want to turn this: Into something like ...
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Text dump to gif? [closed]

(sorry in advance, I have no idea where to put this) I'm part of a team working to figure out something in an ARG currently happening. The person running this ARG gave us a link to a pastebin that ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I'm trying to make some short animated gifs about Illustrator, with little step-by-step drawings exercises. I could put some explanatory text in some frames but I would prefer not to do that. Maybe ...
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How to create click and stop GIFs for Facebook?

I have seen GIFs on Facebook which will freeze on the mouse click. Normally these kinds of GIF are used to run a contest in social media. Right now I am not getting any social media links for ...
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How would you make this simple stereoscopic gif, with no camera, or video footage in Photoshop, or After Effects CC? Only needs to be 2-6 frames

Hey! I was wondering if any of you could reverse engineer this for me or give me a simple break down of how I could manipulate 1 still image to do this effect, thank you so much!
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Removing Transparency from animated GIF

This admin image that I created for my website has some funky things going on. The white of the characters hair on the left isn’t there in photoshop and the white at the end before it loops the ...
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Solution for making flash animation without grainy look?

I copy pasted a design made from Illustrator to Flash CS6 and when I export as an animated gif, I get a grainy image. Any solutions to making a flash animation convert to animated gif without loss in ...
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How to remove the background color from and animated GIF image? [duplicate]

How to remove or change the background color of an animated GIF image? I would like to remove the background color from the attached image.
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How to convert videos to .GIF without photoshop on Mac

So, I want to make an animated profile picture for myself, but, I don't want to use other applications or 3 party software to convert it because of privacy reasons. Also, I don't have a windows ...
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

I don't want to make a PNG sequence, I just want to make a GIF directly from After Effects. Once I checked out an online tutorial there I could see the GIF option while Rendering composition. But I am ...
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how to swf file convert gif format with onmouse over and onmouse out [closed]

Hi i am created flash file moving image when i click on the image running stop muse out running continuously. same i converted gif format but on mouse click and on mouse over not working pls give me ...
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Importing a no-disposed frames animated GIF into Photoshop

I've been mucking about with animated GIFs for a while now, but I've only come across these in the last two days. The last two times I just manually flipped on the layers frame by frame to create the ...
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How can I allow a GIF to play in PowerPoint Normal mode?

I have a problem that the gif picture is not playing in normal mode, I know that this is normal, it would be playing only in presentation mode. I just want to check if there is any trick to make it ...
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GIMP How to make existing gif background transparent

I have the following gif, how to make the grey background transparent if not white?
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GIFs on PowerPoint 2010 running at a lower frame rate than actual

As the title suggests. I have to put a GIF I made on Flash in a PowerPoint presentation. But when I run the presentation, the GIF runs on a dreadfully low frame rate. Is this issue fixed in later ...
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Trim transparent pixels on the outer edge of an animated GIF

Here is a transparent GIF that I made using Blender and Photoshop: I'm happy with it, but I would like to trim out the transparent pixels that are unused around the ball throughout the animation to ...
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How to make GIFs open with navigator by default?

I have several looped animated GIFs, that I like to place in one USB stick. I'd like the person who plugs this stick in whatever computer to be able to read the GIFs by clicking on them. By default, ...
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Fastest way to create a transparent GIF from PNG

I often create GIFs from a consecutive sequence of transparent PNGs (exported from a 3D modeling app). My current workflow is: 1-Export the animation from the 3D app (Blender) to transparent PNGs 2-...
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Photoshop CS6 - Gif frames issue

Good Afternoon! My problem is a bit complex, so this I'm going to break it into some topics: My project: The project consists in a static background overlayed by some imagery elements and a gif (the ...
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Clipping/Masking On A Timeline/Tweened Frames On Photoshop CS5 and Up

Good day, Art Creators! I have a questions with regards of clipping or masking a certain part of a GIF that I'm making - I'm not sure how would I explain it, but I'd rather show it below: Here's ...
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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?