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 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 ...
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Why is the gif version of this flash movie not working? [closed]

I am creating a flash banner but when I publish it (or export it) as gif, doesnt show all the layers. I am aware that the answer must be somewhere in this post Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export ...
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Transfer Photoshop animation timeline screenshots into After Effects?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could best transfer a Photoshop video timeline with screen shots to After Effects? I was creating a gif then it became a huge production of 301 ...
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How can I delete border lines from a 2 frame gif in photoshop?

I am creating an animated logo for my web site. It is a simple 2 frame gif. The only difference between the 2 frames is that the first one has a glowing object and the second one doesn't. Here's the ...
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How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file? [closed]

How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file in photoshop or any other application. Thanks in advance.
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How to save a GIF with transparency without it creating white blobs around glow? Open for other solutions! [duplicate]

So, basically, I have a website where I want to put animated christmas lights, nothing to complex. Note: Don't mind the watermarks, they are just in case... I made the static image in png first: ...
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Making the jump on my gif smoother

I have a gif generated using Python. It looks like this: To avoid the jump in resolution at the start, when is a good time in the animation to introduce the next layer? EDIT: Implementing fading ...
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What software to create this gif with animation effect?

I'm not sure what software I should use to create this gif, which is small in size (311kb) and yet having effect like a swf video. Photoshop is quite painful to create a gif with such effect, and ...
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Create a sprite sheet with animated gifs and still images

Ive got a range of UI assets, most of which are png but one of them is a loadinggif. Im combining all of the png files into a spritesheet to use on a website, for this im taking the original assets ...
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How can I make a transparent PNG object spin from the center in Photoshop for a gif if the object is not a square

I've been trying to achieve this for a while now. I need to make (Image A) spin on the center point of the logo, image B (the tree point). The final should look like image C but the centre piece ...
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How to change white background of an gif image to transparent

I have an gif Image like example and I want to make its background transparent from white. I am an learner of Photoshop so please describe steps to do it. Currently I was trying to edit each and ...
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How can you convert a 2D image into a rotating 3D image using Photoshop CS5 Extended? Can it be done?

I'm still a beginner to Photoshop and every time I look up how to do this, only tutorials for after effects which I don't have and would honestly like to avoid pop up. I'd be really grateful if ...
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What method to use to create opening animation for webpage

I need advice on what program to use to create an opening animation for a webpage that looks similar to this: http://melaniedaveid.com/ I am most familiar with adobe illustrator and am not familiar ...
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Can Animated GIFs be reduced in filesize by comparing regions that actually changed?

Can GIFs be optimized so that only the changed regions (pixels within certain rectangular bounds per frame) are rendered / calculated in the final filesize? This is assuming that by default - each ...
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Exporting a GIF for a large number of frames

So I am working on my personal portfolio and am planning to include a GIF in the background. To give a brief idea, it basically shows the transition from a Mobile device to an I-pad and finally to a ...
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How do I ensure a colour is flat (and not dithered) when exporting it from Flash?

What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality? Here's what I'm working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html This graphic is for a high-end ...
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Rotate position with Photoshop animate

I am trying to rotate a circle around another circle in Photoshop CC. I am using the transform option in the animation window. After I make the 2 keyframes. The animation isn't moving along the anchor ...
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How to convert to GIF in MS Word without losing the font style? [closed]

I am trying to convert a text (which is actually my logo) from Word to Gif. The problem is that I lose the font style in that process. My original document is in Chopin Script and I get a Gif with a ...
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Loading Spinner Gif

I would like to create a loading spinner that looks like the one GitHub uses: Any tips on how to replicate this with another logo inside using Gimp? I am especially interested in this "interrupted" ...
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How to create animated gif file like in mega.co.nz [duplicate]

What is the best way/software to create animated gif file like in mega.co.nz. This is sample files: Thanks for any help or advice.
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Proper steps for importing PSD files into flash cs6

Anybody can explain how to import the PSD files into Flash CS6. I have tried this but i could not import the transparent image with the quality. It is getting pixellated and with the outline from the ...
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sand from under car animation

I'm creating a mini game where you are driving a car in a desert. You're looking at the car from above. I already have a model for the car, but now I'm trying to create an animation of sand coming ...
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What settings do I use to export a high-quality *.gif file?

I created a loader animation icon using the shape tool (ellipse). But when I export my animation, the circle has jagged edges and the quality isn't good. What are good settings to prevent these edges ...
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Saving a GIF File with no background

I have Corel Paintshop PhotoPro X3, and I bought a vector from Shutterstock that has multiple flourishes in it. I want to save each flourish as its own file. So I cut one and save it onto a new vector ...
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How to reduce file size of animated GIF?

I'm making an animated GIF web ad that needs to be 40KB or under. Unfortunately the one I put together is much larger than that. How can I reduce the file size without losing too much image quality? ...
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Gif animation “Echo” problem

I created this animation in premiere and exported it as a gif. Originally the file had a chroma key green background which I removed manually (frame by frame) in Photoshop. When I did "save for web" -...
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Easiest way to create animated icons [closed]

I Am complete newbie in designing and have Came across the gif like http://imgur.com/kSpeTx5 .. I want to know How to easily do this kinda of cool animation,What is the right tool to do it. Right now ...
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Create ripple effect gif

I would like to take an image and create ripple effects on it, similar to the (poor quality) background in this YouTube video. Is there any free software out there for this purpose? Or ways to do it ...
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How to compress an animated GIF?

I have an animated gif banner 125x125 that needs to be < 10 KB. I started at 60 KB and my best efforts (remove all animation, reduce number of frames) resulted in 28 KB. Any ideas how to make it &...
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Software used for video animation gif [closed]

Can anyone suggest what software might have been used to make this video animation? https://dribbble.com/shots/1912589-G-M?list=searches&offset=62 I see its been made into a gif so assume this ...
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Flash won't export fully transparent gifs?

I've been using Flash for a while and never had any issues before, but suddenly when I export a transparent gif not all of it will be transparent after publishing. For example, if I have a gif of a ...
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Changing “color” of transparency layer in GIF

I have some GIF files that are not observing transparency when I load them in .NET, via System.Drawing.Image.FromFile(). However, I have a some others that do. When I have a look at the color ...
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Why does my transparent PNG not look good?

I want to convert a JPG to transparent and using GIMP I added alpha layers and transparency same way I make a GIF transparent I converted it to PNG but it doesn't display well when I load it on my ...
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High quality GIF Compression from images

I am having an issue with my GIFS. I have strung together two images as an animation in Photoshop, both high quality off the bat (2000 x 3000 px), I know when I compress into a moving GIF it's going ...
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Gimp - How to loop a gif seamlessly?

So I'm new at editing and I'm trying to insert gifs but somehow it always ends up with a gap after the gif ends and looks weird, I have no idea how can I change that :/ can anyone help me please?
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how can i take a quality output of a gif file in photoshop?

I am making a .gif file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 No Dithered Bicubic> GIF > Save. After saving the .gif ...
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What software can be used to create high quality GIF images?

Does anyone know what software is best to create high quality GIF images? I do not know if this kind of GIF can be created in Photoshop? If Photoshop cannot be used what type of software is ...
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Saving GIF and items become not clear

I'm using Photoshop CC. I've created a GIF animation with a text, circles etc etc. This text (and other items) is showing fine in Photoshop, but, when I do "Save for web" and open the GIF, the text ...
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Photoshop CS5 is not importing full gif

I have this image But I need to edit part of it, the problem is that photoshop is not importing half of the frames. I mean, when I import the image into the animation bar, it show only the first 4 ...
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Why is my circle uneven when i rotate it

Ok, so I'm kinda new to Photoshop (I have CC )so this is probably stupid question, but when I create a circle (I always make it even; the one i have now has W:680px and H is the same size) and use PS ...
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Noise issues resulting into heavy grains

I was working on an animated GIF image and found out some really heavy noise issues that results into heavy grains that is kind of like disturbing the motion sequence. The animated GIF image was all ...
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Multiple gifs on screen/in film

I am filming a project, and in one of the scenes I need to have a lot of smiley-faces. For example this: How can I repeat this multiple times on the screen?
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gimp - animation formats besides gif

Using Gimp 2.8.4 I am developing an animation for a game in gimp. The game does not require a gif animation - I load individual images as frames, usually pngs, and animate them in the game engine. ...
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Mobile UI Animation [duplicate]

can anybody tell how do they animate the mobile UI/design to showcase their work.I have used Photoshop but the GIF quality sucks, i wonder what would be the best way to get the desire result please ...
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How can I create an animated device mockup? [duplicate]

Say I have a GIF such as this: How could I create something like this, where the user added this video into a still shot of an iPhone? Better yet, if I could put it in a mockup like this where it ...
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How to create mouse cursor pointer? [duplicate]

I wanted to use different funny mouse cursor pointer to my commercial website project. Is there any website providing this mouse pointer images for free or for low price? If not how can i create a ...
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Workflow for animating part of the bigger graphic. GIF or sprite maybe?

Could someone provide a fine crafted footage of how to animate only part of the image? Let's say we have a image 1366x500 showing some device mockup and we only want to animate the screen of that ...
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Are there methods for cutting down on file size with animated gifs without decreasing quality?

I'm in the process of replacing a lot of flash content with anything other than flash. Most of it's simple animated diagrams such as the one below: Rather than write javascript each time an image ...