How are you saving the GIFs
I am exporting them for web in Photoshop and saving as 'GIF 128 Dithered'
1. What about OTHER GIF files already saved or downloaded? Do they do the same thing?
2. Are you just double clicking to open?
3. What do you EXPECT to open them, instead of Fireworks?
Every other GIF file opens in Firework too, I have tried 'open with' different programs and photo viewer and still doesn't work. They should open up and play the GIF which is what has always happened on other computers.
So this is nothing to do with Photoshop, but with the associated app for GIF files.
How about opening it directly in your Photo Viewer? Does that work? Most photo viewers won't be able to show an animated GIF. I'd be more inclined to use a browser. But I wouldn't expect double click to do anything useful.
Well I'm creating the GIF in Photoshop as I normally do but I am using a different computer. I thought it might have been a problem with using Photoshop CC and having Firework CS3 installed as Firework has never bothered any of my files before now!
It doesn't open in the photo viewer I have opened it in a browser but just sticks to one image rather then looping the animation.
So, on your other computer, exactly what app does the job? What systems do the two run?
This seems to be a file association problem.
If you are on a Mac, choose a png you created in Finder. Type Command + I.
Under Open with: Choose Photoshop.
Click the Change all button.
If you're on a PC.
Choose a png file in Windows Explorer.
Right click it.
Choose Properties from the bottom of the list.
Under the General tab, click the Change button under Opens with: Choose Photoshop