2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 31, 2007 8:37 PM by revbear

    Animated Gif Problem

    revbear
      Greetings

      I would appreciate some help.

      I am new at creating animated gif's, and am experiencing a problem with them when I try to view them in a browser.

      I am working in Fireworks 2004, the following is what I do.

      Create first frame.
      Insert simple arrow.
      Create second frame
      Insert simple arrow with diffrent color
      Third frame same but diffrent image.

      Set the Optimize Panel to Animated Gif, transparency set to No tranparency.

      Click on File, Export.
      Type the name of the file in File Name box.
      Select "Frames to Files" option for Save as type option.

      In my folder where I saved the files there are now three gif files.

      When I open the file into the following browsers IE 7, 6.0 or Firefox it remains as a static image in the browser with no animation, the same is for viewing it in Window Explorer Preview Pane.

      In Fireworks however the animation plays perfectly.

      I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me what I am doing wrong or why they created animated gifs are not playing in the browser.

      Regards
      Dave
        • 1. Re: Animated Gif Problem
          Level 7
          Instead of Frames to files on export, select Images only.
          that should do it -

          alex

          revbear wrote:
          > Greetings
          >
          > I would appreciate some help.
          >
          > I am new at creating animated gif's, and am experiencing a problem with them
          > when I try to view them in a browser.
          >
          > I am working in Fireworks 2004, the following is what I do.
          >
          > Create first frame.
          > Insert simple arrow.
          > Create second frame
          > Insert simple arrow with diffrent color
          > Third frame same but diffrent image.
          >
          > Set the Optimize Panel to Animated Gif, transparency set to No tranparency.
          >
          > Click on File, Export.
          > Type the name of the file in File Name box.
          > Select "Frames to Files" option for Save as type option.
          >
          > In my folder where I saved the files there are now three gif files.
          >
          > When I open the file into the following browsers IE 7, 6.0 or Firefox it
          > remains as a static image in the browser with no animation, the same is for
          > viewing it in Window Explorer Preview Pane.
          >
          > In Fireworks however the animation plays perfectly.
          >
          > I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me what I am doing wrong or
          > why they created animated gifs are not playing in the browser.
          >
          > Regards
          > Dave
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: Animated Gif Problem
            revbear Level 1
            Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.