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How to convert a video file into an animated GIF in Photoshop?

To Convert the Video File into a Compatible Structure for the Animated GIF File Format Open Photoshop without opening the video file. Go to File → Import → Video Frames to Layers. In the ...
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How to remove the background color from and animated GIF image?

There is this useful site.... http://www.online-image-editor.com/ Click on the tab Advanced Transparency Click on gif image, on the background you want to remove
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Why does a GIF increase in size when I add a logo although number of colors stays the same?

Color number is just half the game. The other is to compress the picture after color reduction. This lossless compression, searches for repeated patterns in scanline order. Long story, in short: When ...
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Making backgrounds of animated GIF files transparent

You can do this with GIFsicle, using the following options: gifsicle -U --disposal=previous --transparent="#ffffff" -O2 anim.gif > anim_trans.gif where anim.gif and anim_trans.gif are the source ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I think without knowing what tools did what, what shortcuts did what, and how to do simple things such as reverse the fill/stroke, the gif may be lacking in detail for inexperienced users. There's ...
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Animated GIF shows all layers instead 1 after 1

Frame Disposal: Select all Frames in Timeline Right-Click on one frame Select Dispose
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Why does a GIF increase in size when I add a logo although number of colors stays the same?

Although joojaa is mostly correct, actually GIFs do not use Run Length Encoding. They use the LZW algorithm. Basically, this algorithm can take advantage of EXACT repetitions of horizontal strips of ...
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delay playing animated gif in PowerPoint

I realize that this answer is coming long after the question was asked, but hopefully, it will help somebody someday... What you can simply do is duplicate the original slide, and place your animated ...
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Can a GIF have a CMYK profile?

There is no mention of CMYK in the GIF specification, and it only supports color triplets. Take a peek at the syntax for color tables given by the spec: 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Field Name ...
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Can a GIF have a CMYK profile?

The short answer is no, a GIF can't support a CMYK profile. A CMYK profile is a series off curves that map the percentage value of each separation to a target. GIF images are saved as INDEXED COLOUR,...
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Gif keeps overlapping in Photoshop

Select all frames, then right-click (control-click) and choose Dispose. If frame disposal is disabled, one frame just overlays the next so any frames underneath will still be visible through any ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

There's a few things you could do to improve this good idea and not make it horrible. You definitely need to add screen keys. You should break it up into steps and use multiple gifs to show what you'...
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Is there a new (non-legacy) way to export an animated GIF?

It largely depends on what your goal is. The "new and improved" method is okay for high end gif animations. If you're doing say an old school animated gif banner (sadly these do still exist) then I ...
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How to create a GIF animation that moves smoothly?

The animation itself was likely created in After Effects or some other animation tool. The key to the smoothness is the GIF frame delay time. Most computer displays run at 60fps (frames per second), ...
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

When I need to create a GIF from After Effects, I do my animation in After Effects, go to Menu>Composition>Pre-Render and render it out as an uncompressed MOV file. Then you can drag that file onto ...
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How can I make a gif faster in photoshop (decrease the length)

From the Timeline Panel Menu... Choose Set Timeline Frame Rate... Decrease the frame rate for a faster moving timeline. 60 FPS: 10 FPS: This won't create huge differences if your animation is set ...
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How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?

I think the animated gifs are a good beneficiary of flat design. If you have a limited number of colours, and you do not use gradients you don't need to use dithered patterns. We are used to see this ...
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How can I export an animated GIF in Photoshop?

To keep your animations and optimize your gif, you should use the "save for web" and you can find it in the export options, or use the shortcut Control + Alt (or Option) + Shift + Save. To verify ...
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

This answer is only for Windows OS There is no reason for 3rd party plugins. Use File > Export> > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue. Inside of the the Adobe Media Encoder there's a lot more ...
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Invert colors on each layer of an animated GIF

You can simply add an Invert Fill Layer, and this will invert all layers below it.
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Creating infinite zooming images

Here is a site that does not require any expertise. http://gif-in-gif.com/ Create your animated perpetually zooming images in .gif format for free online! Load 1 to 5 images, which will follow one ...
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Can I create a transparent GIF with After Effects?

After Effects hasn't been able to directly export GIFs for some time now. There are plugins available that'll do it or you should be able to use the Media Encoder if you're on Windows (I don't use ...
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Saving Animated GIF With Transparency (Photoshop)

It's not possible. The GIF format doesn't support alpha transparency. Every pixel either needs to be completely transparent or not, no in betweens, and there's no way around it. If you know what ...
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Photoshop: Loop part of gif

No. The limitation here is the GIF format itself, not Photoshop. The format doesn't allow for such functionality. There may be other ways to do it however, such as using two gifs, one for each part, ...
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Avoid jagged edges after size change

This has little to do with size change. Your small image is a GIF, and in a GIF there is no partial opacity/transparency: it’s all or nothing, so this doesn’t allow the partially transparent pixels ...
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Why is my circle uneven when i rotate it

The center of your second circle example is not centered, as seen in the overlay of both images attached - possibly when rotating the grouped items (heads) the original center (pos1) you think is the ...
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Can Animated GIFs be reduced in filesize by comparing regions that actually changed?

I'm guessing this is the case actually, no, that's not the case. Animated GIFs are optimized in exactly this way...each frame only contains the parts of the image that actually changed from the ...
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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?

Gif is supports binary transparency, ie transparent or not. Where there is a transition, it needs to apply a matte color to fake alpha channel transparency. The default matte color is white. Set it to ...
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What software to create this gif with animation effect?

Adobe Flash can do this, unfortunately APPLE killed Flash in browsers, but this is an excellent use of it. In order to keep the file size small you will need to limit your pallet and stick to block ...
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No sound after Flash GIF is exported

The GIF format does not, and never has, supported audio. GIF is purely an image format.
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