Adobe Animate: only 'once' and 'forever' as loop options for animated .gifs?

Explorer ,
Oct 24, 2019 Oct 24, 2019

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I'm exporting an animated .gif in Animate, and I see in the dialog that there are only "once" and "forever" as looping options. WTH? What happened to setting a custom loop (say, 3x which is TOTALLY STANDARD across the web). 

 

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I still see the option to set the loop count on publish settings.  Are you using the latest version?

 

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It doesn't say it needs updating. Here's a screenshot of the options as I see them (I'm on a Mac, FWIW).screenshot.jpg

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It seems pretty lame that it would offer that in the 'publish settings' but not the actual export screen, no? 

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"It seems pretty lame that it would offer that in the 'publish settings' but not the actual export screen, no? "

 

You can export your file just as easily through the File > Publish (once you have set your export preferences in File > Publish Settings).

 

I'd consider File > Export > Export Image to be a quick option for very simple exports.  If you have more specific requirements (like a loop count), then Publish Settings is the way to go!

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I see - you're looking at File > Export > Export Image, whereas I'm looking at File > Publish Settings > GIF Image. 

 

If you have a look in File > Publish Settings you should see the greater range of options visible in my earlier screenshot.  Once you set looping etc. up the way you want in Publish Settings, just click Publish at the bottom of that window to get your animated GIF.

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Explorer ,
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Hey, thanks so much for your response, by the way. Sorry I didn't say that previously. This makes sense if you're using the "Publish" function out of Animate rather than direct exporting. However, I do find it odd that the custom looping option isn't included in the export dialog.

Since the deprecation of Flash, I've been mostly using Animate to create .gifs by exporting them as videos and then bringing them into P-shop to do the .gif. That's why I've been relying on the export window these days rather than using the publish function. This particular animation was so simple that I wanted to see if I could directly export it from Animate rather than doing the workflow I described above. 

 

Thanks again. 

 

DS

 

 

 

 

 

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No worries at all! 

 

I understand your workflow frustration. Perhaps you could suggest it as a feature request, as it does seem like it would be a commonly used option for animated GIF export.

 

 

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