View Full Version : Free Gif. Animator for mac?

Aug 27, 2010, 08:29 AM
I really need a free Gif animator for mac.

I have tried Gif Fun, but it makes the transparent part black, so no.

GifBuilder doesn't even load a new file, what the heck?

I don't know how to use Photoshop to make animations. If I press 'save for web devices', there's no save button. It's Adobe CS5 for mac, I don't know how to do it.

Also, no demos/trials either.


Aug 29, 2010, 11:35 AM
Making animated GIFs in Photoshop is easy.

Create a working PSD file. Have the 'Animation' palette open and set to Frame Animation if it's not already (there's a little button in the bottom right of the palette to toggle timeline/frame modes).

Create your animation by adding frames and showing/hiding layers for a given frame. You can also automatically tween between frames and do other automated tasks using the palette menus.

Save for web. Choose GIF and you're golden.

Aug 30, 2010, 05:21 AM
I have said, that in 'save for web and devices' there is no save button. I can't find it. Don't call me an idiot, because there isn't one.

Aug 30, 2010, 05:32 AM
I have said, that in 'save for web and devices' there is no save button. I can't find it. Don't call me an idiot, because there isn't one.

No one calls you an idiot.

Does your SAVE TO WEB dialog not look like this?


Btw, GifBuilder (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/235/gifbuilder-for-osx), even though a bit older, worked quite okay for me, I could add and remove frames. That's how I built my current avatar.

What exact Mac OS X version do you use?

Aug 30, 2010, 07:13 AM
Well it looks like that, except the buttons below are cut off. When I enlarge the box, only the dark grey part (The one with the picture) Expands/shrinks, and therefore cannot gain access to those buttons.

Aug 30, 2010, 07:25 AM
What screen resolution do you have?

Can you make a screenshot of that dialog? And what version of PS do you have?

Taking screenshots in Mac OS X. (http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X)

Aug 30, 2010, 07:40 AM
The resolution is the highest: 1280X800.

I am using Photoshop CS5 Extended (Legit copy)

Something very strange happening, it actually is now showing the save button. Hate when things go right when I have to prove it, it feels like I'm lying or something.

I'll post later when it becomes weird again.

EDIT: I found out why it was cut off. It was because my dock was too big. If I made my dock 'hiding', then it would show, but since I normally don't make it hide, it becomes cut off.

Aug 30, 2010, 07:50 AM
I'm wondering if this is a bug in Photoshop CS5.

See this earlier thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=966938), where the poster had a similar problem with the HDR dialog scree - i.e. no "OK and "Back' button appearing.

EDIT: sorry, didn't see the last post until I'd posted this.