I have created identical images in both Photoshop & .gif versions and can't get any of them to work
The images are saved in an 8 bit format. There are 8 layers. the largest version is 761px 760px.
When I get the dialog box for "save for web," no matter which version of the images I try, the animation choices are greyed out. I do not see a check box for "animate" like there is in my Elements 10 dialog box on another system. What do need to do to be able to save as an animation?
You need to ensure it's an animation in Photoshop's eyes.
An animated document is generally maintained with the frames in separate layers. For example, if you open an animated GIF, it may open each frame into a layer.
Make the Timeline panel visible (Window - Timeline).
If the animation doesn't show there, you may need to click the fly-out menu icon at the upper-right corner of the Timeline panel and choose Make Frames from Layers.
Edit: Sorry, you said Photoshop CS5. In that version it's the Animation panel. Same panel, but renamed in Photoshop CS6 to Timeline.
thanks- I am animating now. Can you tell me why the tween frames show up as greyed out in my playback?