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Transparent Gifs in Lightroom

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Oct 20, 2019

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When I select a Gif file with transparency in Lightroom, then choose Edit in Photoshop, when the file opens in Photoshop it has a white background rather than transparency. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a workround?

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Transparent Gifs in Lightroom

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When I select a Gif file with transparency in Lightroom, then choose Edit in Photoshop, when the file opens in Photoshop it has a white background rather than transparency. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a workround?

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Are you using Lightroom Classic? 

 

Transparency is on by default when using export. See if my YouTube video helps.

 

https://youtu.be/0Q-5k6Y-Qc8

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Thank you for that.

I'm not using Classic – I only recently subscribed to Photoshop, so I gained access to both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic together, and had no idea which to use, so I chose Lightroom at random. Do you think I should be using Classic instead? Its name suggests it might not be supported indefinitely...

My immediate problem, though, is that I want to find an image in Lightroom, open it in Photoshop, copy the non-transparent part of the image and paste it into a Photoshop composite. Opening via Edit In Photoshop shows the image on a white background instead of a transparent one – surely there's an easy way to find an image in Lightroom then actually OPEN it in Photoshop?

 

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LEGEND ,
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Classic would not help unless you are using the PNG format. For a Gif I would suggest opening directly in Photoshop. Opening from Lightroom simply exports a tiff format.

Use the Photoshop menu:

File >> Open and navigate to choose your gif.

Try using the menu:

Image >> Trim >> Transparent Pixels

However if you are using an animated gif you will see layer for every frame.

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