Can't import animated gif into photoshop

New Here ,
Dec 26, 2019 Dec 26, 2019

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I'm trying to edit an animated gif that I created in an iPad app, and I've read that you can import animated gifs in Photoshop.  But when I try "Import>Video Frames to Layers" and select the gif I get the error message, "Could not complete the Video Frames to Layers command because the file could not be opened."

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2019 Dec 26, 2019

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Just open the gif normally with the open command in Photoshop. Video Frames to Layers doesn't work with gifs, as a gif really isn't a video.

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Dec 26, 2019 Dec 26, 2019

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It runs in a loop animation if I open it in my web browser. But I want to
add a frame with text around it. I've tried importing it in Photoshop,
Illustrator and Indesign and so far it hasn't worked. I read I've never
used After Effects, but I'm wondering if that would be better suited to the
task because it's more designed for motion graphics.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 27, 2019 Dec 27, 2019

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We’ve said, don’t import it to

Photoshop, instead open it in Photoshop. What happens when you do?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 27, 2019 Dec 27, 2019

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Hello, you should open the gif with Photoshop 😉 and you should see all layers and when you go to Window/timeline you should see all the frame.

Just open and change what you want 😉

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New Here ,
Apr 04, 2022 Apr 04, 2022

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Hello and thank you. Is there a way to open this in an already existing photoshop file? I've created the background, but unfortunately can't seem to add this gif to the background. 

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Apr 04, 2022 Apr 04, 2022

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Not very elegant but you can convert the GIF to MP4 (eg. https://express.adobe.com/tools/convert-to-mp4) and import

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