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Easiest/Fastest way to slow down a .gif animation without it looking jerky?


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Right now a have a .gif animation of 40 frames of 150ms each. The animation is simple: the image fades in and then fades out.

I want to slow down the animation.

If I change it to 300ms, it becomes very jerky! (150ms was already borderline)

What is the easiest way to fix that with Photoshop?
 

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Hello and welcome to PSG

What is your frame delay time? If it's 0, then bump it up.
 

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Hello and welcome to PSG

What is your frame delay time? If it's 0, then bump it up.
Hi there! The frame delay is 150ms (0.15s). If I put 0.3s it becomes jerky.

What I did now is that I duplicated all the frames. Can I change the brightness of these duplicated frames one by one?
 

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Do you have the GIF that you started the thread about? The one you mention in post #1?
 

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In the "test" GIF above (post#5) the frame delay time is set to "no delay" and not 0.1

Screen Shot 2018-02-10 at 9.41.23 PM.png

Do you know how to change the frame delay?
 

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sorry, here is the right one (0.15s delay -- could be better, but not as choppy as 0.3s. however, it's not slow enough)
 

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Adding frames or tweening between frames is about all you can do. For me personally, I never use frame animation anymore, I use the video timeline.
 

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tweening between frames
Alright! How do you go for tweening between frames? When I select two frames and use the "Tween..." function I get a third frame that is lighter than the two selected (and not in-between)...

Also, can I convert this frame animation to a video timeline? (I can't open the video timeline like they do in tutorials. My "timeline" window is a frame animation window and won't change. Is this normal?)
 
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Alright! How do you go for tweening between frames? When I select two frames and use the "Tween..." function I get a third frame that is lighter than the two selected (and not in-between)...
Not sure.............it's literally been years since I used the tween function that I would have to play with it to help you out there.

Also, can I convert this frame animation to a video timeline?
Yes.
Screen Shot 2018-02-10 at 10.57.26 PM copy.png
 

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That's because you only have one layer in your layers panel, you would need at least one more and probably many more. All the layers needed to make the animation.
 

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OK........works fine in CS6 even with one layer.............not sure why your is not working.
 

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Start from scratch.
Open your test image
You should see a window in the center of the thimeline panel that looks like this....
Screen Shot 2018-02-10 at 11.14.55 PM.png

Change it to "Create Video timeline"
Screen Shot 2018-02-10 at 11.15.15 PM.png

Then click it.
 

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JUst one last question............is the test image a GIF file or a JPG file when you open it? I don't think a JPG would show up in the timeline until you added it there, whereas a GIF file would be visible in the timeline.
 

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