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With Photoshop Elements how can I make an animated GIF?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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With the older versions of Photoshop there was a work took that allowed me to make animated GIF's. I am unable to find that tool in PE. Am I looking in the wrong place. Is it possible to make animated GIF's in Photoshop Elements?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021
Use the File>Save for Web dialog. It is available in all versions.  In Elements 2021, there are some animated gif features too. 

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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Use the File>Save for Web dialog. It is available in all versions. 

In Elements 2021, there are some animated gif features too. 

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Hey Greg, Is there a tutorial vid that I can watch to see how making an animated GIF is done in Elelments? When I click the save for web dialog and check the animate box. All I get is the rotatation of the layers I have created, Where do I get the time line to lay out the layers?

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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@dencart2, it's not clear to me where you are having problems.  When you use the Save for Web dialog for an animated gif, it automatically creates "the timeline", by sequentially using each layer for the animation.  Any editing of the "timeline" has to be done in the layers panel.

 

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Hi there. I notice your 'looping options' is enabled. I opened a gif, used save for web, buy my looping options is greyed out whether I have one layer selected (as it is when first opened) or I go and select all layers, similar to your photo. What am I missing? Cheers.

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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You need to have more than one layer of content to animate. I have no explanation why your animate option is greyed out, with one exception:  you don't have GIF selected when using SAVE FOR WEB.

A screenshot like what jeff or I posted sure would help.

 

 

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Photoshop_GIF_Animate_GreyedOut.jpg

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Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Cheers. Apologies. I figured it might already be familiar. Screenshot below.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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@andrewm67001033, your screenshot shows that you have not checked the Animate box.  Once you check that box, the options for timing and looping of a multi-layered gif become active.

Snap_2021.11.03_0h46m47s_005.png

 

@jeremiazz, does that also explain what you are missing?

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Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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omg. For want of a nail... thank you so much.

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