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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I optimize an animated gif for Google AdWords?

Creating GIFs designed for the Google AdWords platform can be tricky, given the file-size constraint of 150Kb. I looked for examples online and found this page: http://bannerspiration.com/gif Not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 apply layer style on the same layer on all frames at a same time

I am working on a gif where i have used a cloud image. I now want to apply effects on the single layer .i.e cloud image on all the frames at the same time. I have tried selecting the no. of ...
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How to create a GIF animation that moves smoothly? [closed]

How to create an animation that moves smoothly similar to the GIF below?
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Transparent GIF with Media Encoder

I made a small animation in After Effects with a transparent background. I've exported it to Media Encoder and I want to render this as a GIF with a transparent background but I can't seem to find an ...
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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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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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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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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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Cropping different layers of a gif differently in Photoshop CS3

I have a gif of two people where one of them is moving out of the frame and I want to crop that person out of the gif entirely, leaving just the main person, which means cropping each layer slightly ...
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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 to limit number of frames when exporting Aftereffects as image sequence?

I am very new to Aftereffects and need to know - I have succeeded in exporting my animation as an image sequence (the setting PNG sequence) but it exports A LOT of images, because it is exporting one ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Merge down/add a layer on all layers bellow it with GIMP

I wanted to add some text on an GIF animation. After downloading few GIF editors and finding them all complete crap, I opened GIF in GIMP. GIMP displays every step of the animation as a layer: I ...
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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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Do all gif files only store changing pixels?

I opened a Gif file in GIMP, and noticed that only the pixels that changed from frame to frame are actually saved in each frame. I read various explanations of the file format, and none of them ...
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Drop shadow for animated GIF

Briefly I don't know, how I can to make shadow effect for animated GIF. For me good solution in any open source/free program, not Photoshop. Detail For PNG images I make shadow effect. Example: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...