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Elements: Restore the ability to open animated gifs as layers on windows

Restore the ability to open animated gifs as layers in photoshop elements on windows.
In all previous versions of photoshop elements on windows you could create an animated gif and then reopen the animated into photoshop elements with the layers intact, but in elements 9 you just get the dreaded message and a flattened gif.



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10 y ago

This functionality has been corrected in Photoshop Elements 10 on Windows.

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To add support for opening animated GIF files as layers in Photoshop Elements 9 use the following:
Unable to open animated GIF files as layers | Photoshop Elements 9 | Windows

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I've made the same argument with our engineers. This issue came about due to developments in the parent Photoshop. Basically, we stole the GIF support plug-in from Photoshop CS4. Ironically, Photoshop CS5 does now support opening animated GIF files. This is being looked at for revision.

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I'd like thank everyone involved for addressing this in pse 10 on windows.
Problem fixed.

Thank You

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How about for PSE 10 for Mac? It is not fixed there. Will it be fixed?

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Good news/bad news....
Bad news: It's the exact same plug-in as PSE8 and 9
Good news: It's not a regression (as is what happened on Windows previously). I'll point out this oversight to our engineers.

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Found out more information on this. Some of it is top secret. What I can tell you is not good news.
Basically, we haven't had support for opening animated GIF's on Mac as we did on Windows. So, this was really a fix for Windows to return a feature which was removed due to an update. For Mac, a solution has to be created from scratch. This isn't the end of the story, but the rest is behind a curtain that will only be opened in the future.

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So basically, since I bought this expressly for the purpose of editing animated gifs on my Mac (I had PSE 8 on Windows, and that's why I bought PSE 10 for the Mac, thinking it would be the same), should I try to get it returned? I just bought this two weeks ago, and I'd hate to have wasted the money.

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Thanks for responding so quickly, by the way! :)

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There are a fair number of differences between the Windows and Mac versions of Photoshop Elements (mostly with the Mac version lacking things that the Windows version has). This is just another example. If you still have a Windows computer, I would suggest doing a platform exchange. Otherwise, you probably will want to get a refund.

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I dont believe I should have to purchase Elements 10 in order to obtain this function. It was available in many earlier versions of Elements until you took it away.

I believe you are obligated to offer a free update or a patch to owners of those versions of elements that you removed this function from including Elements 9.

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I agree with Robert Benigno! Since it was the company's fault and a known bug, what good is this worthless version to those of us who only purchased it for its animation capabilities? Any DECENT company with integrity would provide a free upgrade or patch.

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For those that have versions of Photoshop Elements prior to Photoshop Elements 9, you can copy the GIF plug-in from the older versions into the newer versions to get around this issue.

1. Go to: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements [Prior Version Number]\Plug-Ins\Editor Only\File Formats
2. Copy GifEL.8BI
3. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 9\Plug-Ins\Editor Only\File Formats
4. Paste GifEL.8BI
5. Rename Gif.8BI to ~Gif.8BI

NOTE the difference with the name of the plug-in in PSE9.

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Doesn't work.

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And what about those of us who ONLY purchased Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows and never had previous versions? This is a cop out response if ever I saw one.

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7 y ago

I too am having trouble with trying to open animated .gifs in Photoshop Elements 9.

The suggestion:

you can copy the GIF plug-in from the older versions into the newer versions to get around this issue.

1. Go to: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements [Prior Version Number]\Plug-Ins\Editor Only\File Formats
2. Copy GifEL.8BI
3. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 9\Plug-Ins\Editor Only\File Formats
4. Paste GifEL.8BI
5. Rename Gif.8BI to ~Gif.8BI

Did not work for me. All I have for prior version is Elements 3.
I've also tried going to this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-ele... and following those instructions but that made the situation worse -- it took out the ability of PS 9 to open .gifs entirely!

isn't there some other solution or can Adobe post the necessary file from Elements 8 (or the last known version that was able to handle animations)?