Publishing with GIF animation

Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2020

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I recently upgraded to Captivate 2019 and due to Flash EOL am publishing as HTML moving forward.  I create small GIFs in Photoshop and have used the Save for Web export function to publish my GIFs in the past.  They always worked when I published as .swf., however the HTML 5 tracker states the GIF is an unsupported animation.  Are GIFs not at all supported in Captivate when published as HTML.. or do I need a different workflow to create them?  Photoshop is a great way for me to create GIFs as I am not a coder, so I hope I can keep this workflow.

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Jan 24, 2020

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They work for me. How are you importing them?

Have you tested them in a browser to see if they play?

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Jan 31, 2020

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Hi Chris.  I am dragging the GIF into the library.  It displays under media after upload.  They work in browser.

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Jan 24, 2020

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Some workflows used to create animated GIFs in Photoshop seemn not to work for HTML( output properly. One example: if you use masking to create the frames for the animation, it often fails. Also make sure that you have a frame duration which is bigger than 0 secs.

Alternative is to create a HTML animation (like an OAM which you can create with Animate CC). That is a different workflow of course.

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Feb 04, 2020

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Hi Lily.  I am using a very basic workflow in Photoshop.  The animation was just an arrow changing color so I was displaying a blue arrow and then that would end and I would immediately display a yellow arrow, no masks or anything complex.  Any ideas on resources you could point me toward to get a better grip on how I can publish animation from photoshop that works in Captivate?  It really helps me boost my graphics in Captivate. Thanks for all you do.  I read your posts often.

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Feb 04, 2020

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It is more tiral and error. I don't know why animaged GIFs created in PS which worked fine for SWF output don't work for HTML output. I learned to use only very simple tweening, based on frames made from layers. Sorry, have not explored in depth, prefer OAMs when possible.

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