I'm using Fireworks CS5. I opened an animated gif and I wanted to replace some of the colors with other colors and have it do this for the entire animation. I know that I can simply change the colors by going to the Optimize panel and select one of the colors in the palette to change it. But I want to use an exact color by pasting in the color's HTML hex code and I can't find a way to do that. I tried using the "Replace Palette entry" option and pasting in the code there. But while the color in the palette window changed correctly, the color on the actual gif was wrong (for instance, I changed an orange to a gray, but the preview image simply replaced the original orange with a different orange instead of the gray I wanted).
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
The replace palette entry feature only works on vectors. Your GIF animation is a bitmap. I'm afrad the only choice you've got is to hand color each state, or recreate the animation with the colors you like.