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GIF Issues

Feb 9, 2014, 13:35
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Question GIF Issues
1) I'm having a problem with integrating images into a .gif image. I found a tutorial on how to add a .gif into a still-frame image, but the only way I have found to add a still-frame image to a .gif is to manually place the still-image into every single frame. With small projects this isn't too big of an issue but with larger projects it is a nightmare! Is there an easier way available that I am unaware of or do I just have to deal with the current method?

2) As I stated above, its not too hard to add a still-image into a small .gif project layer-by-layer...but I'm having a problem that I have never encountered before:

When I add a still-image to the layer stack, the still-image adopts the color of the .gif "background". At first I thought this was a file format issue, the still-image is a .png file. So, I exported the still as a .jpg and the problem still occured. I also have been thinking that it could be from the transparent background. But since I cannot isolate the image, I'm kind of stuck with it.

The still isn't very complex in color, think it only uses four or five at most while the .gif has just a hair more, maybe six or seven total so I've eliminated that its a problem with the max-colors issue, but perhaps it is related or I am completely wrong and it is a max-colors issue. Anyways, here's what's happening:

           
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Feb 9, 2014, 13:57 (This post was last modified: Feb 9, 2014 14:01 by TheRick.)
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RE: GIF Issues
Thank you much for the script suggestion, will definitely be snagging it!

As for this .gif project, I found a way to go about it that may be beneficial for others if they have this problem.

1) Open the still and then otimize it for .gif format (this is under the Filters>Animation).

2) After this, open the .gif image as layers (the .gif will still open as seperate layers in your stack)

Then go into merging the still into the .gif frames or use one of those scripts that ofnuts mentioned. I have yet to use them at this point so I haven't seen what they can do.

   
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