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How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

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How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

johngreenwood » June 7th, 2010, 10:26 pm

Alright, my question isn't really about Rainmeter, if I posted this in the wrong forum, I apologize.

Now, the situation is this, I have a few image sequences which combined make one sequence. I have imported them as video layers in Photoshop and exported as a GIF animation. When using ImageMagick to convert the GIF into a multiframe PNG you can see that the frames are not whole. Not exactly what I want.

I need to make Photoshop export the file without that optimization so that each frame will be whole.

Does anybody have any idea how to achieve this?

Thanks for any help.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

JpsCrazy » June 7th, 2010, 10:50 pm

Screenshot of what you mean by 'not whole' and Photoshop version?

If you provide the individual .gif's I'll see if I could do it differently.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

johngreenwood » June 7th, 2010, 11:09 pm

Well, I don't have a usable GIF at the minute. Sometimes GIF are made in such a way that each frame is not full, it only contains the pixels which have changed since the last frame. I want to disable this and have Photoshop save the whole frames into my GIF. I think Fireworks would be better, but I don't know how to import my Photoshop video layers to it. I have never used video layers before.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

JpsCrazy » June 7th, 2010, 11:19 pm

Ohh. I see.
An easy, but time consuming way around this would be to import the image into photoshop the number of frames the .gif has.

1.) For each frame, flatten the image and then copy it. (The 'background' image + any changed pixels) (I don't know if you'll be able to flatten the frames... but screenshots should work with the original .gif.)
2.) Paste it as a new image in photoshop.
3.) Repeat step 1 for next frame.
4.) Paste as new layer in step 3.
5.) Repeat, repeat, and repeat till finished.
6.) Convert layers into animation.
7.) Save for Web and Devices as a .gif.
8.) Import it into whatever to make it a .png, blah blah blah...
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

johngreenwood » June 8th, 2010, 12:00 am

I think I have been a little too ambitious on this.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

JpsCrazy » June 8th, 2010, 12:06 am

It's all about time and photoshop skill.
If you get bored enough/feel up to it maybe give it a go.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

johngreenwood » June 8th, 2010, 12:59 am

I've done it. You can see it here.

I think it's the last time I attempt something like that again.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

JpsCrazy » June 8th, 2010, 1:17 am

It's veryyyy nice.
I'm honestly impressed.
But for some reason I expected it to flip from the bottom.
The top is more sensible anyways.

Ahaa. I know how you feel, although my hatred for RSS Skins probably isn't the same as 210 parts of a bitmap image - that's insane.

I'd recommend adding this to the Share Your Creations section.
It's very well done, and I'm sure some people would love this.
Plus, it'd be horrible for your hardwork to go unnoticed.

By the way, love the instructions.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

johngreenwood » June 8th, 2010, 1:20 am

Thank you, that means a lot.
I will post it in the place you suggested, and as for the instructions, I really had no idea what to write. I thought it'd be funny to write that.
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Re: How do I make Photoshop render GIFs with full frames?

smurfier » June 8th, 2010, 1:25 am

Nice work. I don't know if ImageReady still exists since my version of photoshop is a bit "aged", but it is a much better program in which to deal with animated gif files.
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