How To Export Gif In Photoshop

If you are looking for a way to create an animated graphic or convert a short video into a GIF, Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool to achieve that. In this post, we will walk through the process of exporting a GIF in Photoshop.

Creating or Importing the Frames

The first step in creating a GIF in Photoshop is to either create the frames of your animation or import them. If you are starting from scratch, you can create a new file and manually design each frame. However, if you are converting a video into a GIF, you can import the video frames directly into Photoshop.

To import a video, navigate to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers.

Creating the Animation

Once you have your frames, it’s time to animate them. Open the Timeline Window by going to Window > Timeline. Then click on Create Frame Animation.

If you’ve imported video frames, they will appear in the timeline. If you’re creating the frames manually, you need to create a new layer for each frame of your animation and then make each layer a new frame in the timeline.

Exporting the GIF

To export your animation as a GIF, navigate to File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy).

In the Save for Web window, select GIF from the dropdown menu on the right side. You can tweak the settings depending on your needs. For example, you can adjust the color palette, dithering, and transparency options. When you’re happy with your settings, click Save and choose a location to save your GIF.


And that’s it! Following these steps will allow you to create and export your own GIFs using Adobe Photoshop. Remember, every GIF is unique, so feel free to experiment with different settings to create the perfect animation.