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Exporting to Gif

Jan 3, 2014, 13:36
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Exporting to Gif
Hi there,

I have some experience using GIMP but I have just completed my first animation for my wedding invitation.

I have used GAP and am happy with the Playback and am ready to export to gif - something I have successfully done before in smaller images.

However, when I export to/save as gif, only the frame I have open at the time is exporting, not the whole animation. I have tried this on my two different systems - using GIMP 2.8.6 on Windows and 2.8.12 (I think) on Ubuntu but I am still stuck.

I'm not sure what information is relevant but I believe my frames are named correctly (000001.xcf - 000268.xcf) and as I said, the playback is working exactly as I want it to. Just not the gif!

Thanks very much for your help!
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Jan 3, 2014, 17:39
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RE: Exporting to Gif
(Jan 3, 2014 14:49)ofnuts Wrote:  There is a checkbox in the GIF export dialog that needs to be ticked to save your image as an animated GIF:

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This box can be checked only if you have several layers in the image.

Reminder: the frames should be layers in the same image. Using names such as 000001.xcf makes me wonder if you are using individual images instead of layers. If you did so you can load all your images into a single XCF using "File/Open as layers", and selecting all files together in the dialog; this will load them all in one go.

Thank you so much, it was indeed that I had them as individual images. I amended that as you advised and it worked first time. It'll take me a bit of tweaking to get my playback working properly again but that should do it.

Thanks again, much appreciated!
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