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Why does GIMP change the color of imported GIFs within an animation?

Mar 5, 2011, 23:29 (This post was last modified: Mar 6, 2011 00:00 by SU45.)
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Why does GIMP change the color of imported GIFs within an animation?
Everywhere else the GIFs view as intended but when I import to GIMP some of the GIFs change color. Are GIF animations limited in the colors that can be displayed compared to normal (non-animated) GIFs?

A test animation is attatched, but many of the colors are wrong often the colors are changed to white by gimp.


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Jul 18, 2013, 22:48
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RE: Why does GIMP change the color of imported GIFs within an animation?
I have the EXACT same problem! I cant find anyone who will help!
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Jul 18, 2013, 23:22
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RE: Why does GIMP change the color of imported GIFs within an animation?
To: SU45, Beast6501 & anyone else with similar problem,

I think I have a solution if just half the solution.

When you import the animated gif into Gimp, check all the layers if they have alpha channels or not.
*Gif only supports 1 level of transparency so unless you need it I'd remove alpha channel from all the layers, then you can see where the color changes are(whites) and recolor those before you save as animation in gimp.

If all goes well you can consider this a full fix ^_^

SU45 Wrote:Are GIF animations limited in the colors that can be displayed compared to normal (non-animated) GIFs?

Yes, i think all gifs are limited to 256 colors, animated or not.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_In...t#Palettes
one other thing to try is adjusting "indexed colors" pallete under Image > mode > indexed.

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