May 20th, 2010

Dance:ShadowsOff

Opening animated GIF in PS3

I'm fairly certain this has been asked before, but I couldn't find a reference in the memories. Mea culpa if I overlooked it somehow...

I'm trying to open an animated .gif in PhotoShop CS3. It gives me a warning about this being an animated file of which I can only view one frame and that any changes to it will result in loss of information.
No big deal; I've seen the warning before and it never made a difference. In this case though, I actually only get 1 frame/layer...

Things I've tried that didn't work:

- Changed image mode of the opened image from Index to RGB
- Used 'Open As' instead of 'Open' (and subsequently tried every file format that seemed even remotely likely to work
- 'Import' command

The file opens without a hitch in good ol' ImageReady (so the file isn't corrupt either), so if nothing works I can still use that, but I'm at a point now where I nééd to find out what the solution to this is, or go crazy with annoyance! ;)
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I have a pile of black-and-white images sitting in a folder and I haven't the slightest clue as to what I'm to do with them since I'm only used to dealing with colored images. So here is my question: what are your favorite effects to employ when dealing with black-and-whites? Links to tutorials would be amazing as well. I'm using Photoshop CS4.

Thanks in advance.