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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Animated system diagram - time efficient way and software?

I need to create a set of animated 2D diagrams to illustrate plumbing and how a heating system functions with water flows, heating elements, pumps, etc. I have experience of Illustrator and Photoshop,...
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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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Use specific color map index as transparent in a .gif file

Is there a way of setting the color to be used as transparent in a .gif file to a specific index in the color map? I have tried ImageMagick. For example, if I want to make all red in the image to use ...
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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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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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Strange GIF artifacts when uploading to Behance

I'm getting these weird effects when I upload GIFs to Behance. Here is the GIF, on stack.imgur: Here is a screencap of what it looks like on Behance: The trails don't appear in the upload preview ...
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Importing animated GIF into Photoshop CC

Is there any relatively painless way to import an animated GIF into Photoshop (CC 2015) and then be able to export a functioning GIF file back?
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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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Merge duplicate GIF frames in Photoshop

I'm trying to optimize an animated GIF size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicate frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my animation,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Animated GIF shows all layers instead 1 after 1

I used an existing GIF and deleted the background on all layers. I saved it again with a transparent background. The image is 150 layers. It a a growing figure (like an opening flower). From layer 78 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Looped GIF or video in InDesign

Is it possible to A, embedding an animated GIF, or B, embedding a video where the controllers are hidden and loops itself automatically within InDesign, then export it as an interactive PDF? Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Create animated gif of an arrow being hand-drawn

I want to hand-draw an arrow, on either an ipad or the trackpad of a macbook, and generate an animated gif which 'replays' the drawing in real time. I want the animation to look like an arrow being ...
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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 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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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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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 ...