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Imported GIF changes colors

Mar 5, 2011, 20:45 (This post was last modified: Mar 5, 2011 22:45 by SU45.)
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How do I keep my GIFs the same colors as I created them?
When I import the GIFs into GIMP the colors are changed on some of them. Are there different types of GIF (color resolutions)? What is happening here?

The attached GIF should have a gray border but in GIMP the border is yellow, other colors are changed too. The "PS" letters should be purple-pink but GIMP changes them to black, basically all the colors change.

I am trying to create an animated GIF and the GIFs are imported as layers

I've noticed the problem GIFS have a lower case file extension (.gif) whereas the OK images have an upper case file extension.GIF

It's OK I can simply open the lower case .gifs in MS Paint and then "save_as" which saves them as an UPPERCASE .GIF file extension and then GIMP doesn't change the colors. Problem solved but it is odd that it occurred in the first place. I wonder what was happening?

OH NO... it is still changing the colors. I think I will just do a screen grab and save that as a completely new GIF which stops the colors changing but it is a big hassle because I have about 9 images to change.

NO I STILL CAN'T FIX IT How can I stop GIMP changing the colors of imported GIF layers in a GIF animation?

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