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How to Make an Animated GIF in Lightroom and Photoshop CS6

In Photography by Jerad Hill6 Comments

The other day, I had the need to generate my own Animated GIF. It had been years since I had made one and my workflow has changed a lot since then. Though there are applications out there you can buy that make it easy to create animated GIFs, I did not want to go purchase software to do something I could already do in applications I already had. Since the process for creating animated GIFs had changed since the last time I made one, I had to relearn how to do it so I thought, why not make a video. Lightroom is where I spend most of my time on images, but it does not have the capability to output animations like Photoshop does. Photoshop used to have an Animations window that you would use to create your GIFs but since introducing video functionality the Animations window has been replaced with the Timeline editor. This actually gives us more control over our animated GIF, which I outline in the video below. Have fun creating animated gifs in Lightroom and Photoshop. Think of the fun you could have with your clients creating a fun animated GIF of them.