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Posted 7/2/14 , edited 9/7/15
If you don't have Photoshop, you should consider downloading GIMP, The GNU Image Manipulation program. It's free and has many of the same features.

Get GIMP here: http://www.gimp.org/

The following instructions are for version 2.8.


To fix an animated gif, load the image in GIMP and then use Filters->Animation->Unoptimize to fix the image. A new image window will appear. Use File->Export As... to save a new copy of the image. Above the Export button, select the ".gif" file type and click Export. Check the "As Animation" option and save. The new image should work when you upload it to CR.

If you plan on using the image as an avi, you need to crop the image to be square before you upload the image to CR.
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Posted 7/10/14 , edited 7/10/14
i don't get it where did you find the ''as animation'' there is no such file type when you're exporting.

oh now i see so after you press export there will come up another window for more advanced settings right before the final export.. you should be just a little more precise :)

Ok so i did that and now my gif never gets uploaded it just says "Loading..."
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Ok so i did that and now my gif never gets uploaded it just says "Loading..."


It sounds like you are trying to load it as an avi. Despite the page saying there is a 3MB limit, there seems to be a problem if the file is over 1MB. Try and reduce the file size if that is the case. I also think you are limited in the number of frames in your animation.
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where do you find the "as animation" option? i don't see a window that has advanced settings ;-;

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Magicakes wrote:

where do you find the "as animation" option? i don't see a window that has advanced settings ;-;



After you click Export, you get a new window and there is a checkbox there that says "As animation".
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i don't understand what i'm doing wrong?

this is what happens after i click export. no other window is popping up but this one:

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Magicakes wrote:

i don't understand what i'm doing wrong?

this is what happens after i click export. no other window is popping up but this one:


Are you using GIMP 2.8? What platform are you running on?

The dialog box you are seeing is definitely wrong. You should see this:

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Are you using GIMP 2.8? What platform are you running on?

The dialog box you are seeing is definitely wrong. You should see this:


yeah, i checked the properties of the the program and it says GIMP 2.8. i'm running on Windows 7.

i think i'll just try to re-install the program and see if that fixes it?

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yeah, i checked the properties of the the program and it says GIMP 2.8. i'm running on Windows 7.

i think i'll just try to re-install the program and see if that fixes it?



That's the same as me. It is possible your installation is broken. Did you have any special add-ons that you were using? Try a clean install with no add-ons and see if that fixes it.
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Welcome, potential GIF Masters! TK here. This page will teach you my process of making gifs for general use and as avatars.

*Disclaimer* This process may not be the most efficient one. This is just my way of doing things. Also, Keep in mind that for making a GIF for use as an Avatar, your GIF Must be even in dimensions, example: 250x250 pixels. Any larger will cause CR to wreck your GIF. Also, keep it under 1MB in size.

First off, you will need two Free-ware programs for this process. Free-ware meaning, of course, that they do not cost anything.
http://igifmaker.com/ - This tool is really just simple screen-capturing software. Very easy to use and very versatile.
http://www.gimp.org/ - A common Image manipulation program. Will be essential for editing the Gif for use.

Once you have downloaded and Installed these programs, we can begin the Gif Making process.

Part 1. Youtube2Gif
- Find the video you want to make the Gif of. It doesn't even have to be a Youtube video. Any video can be used.
- Position the Maker over the video. Pro-Tip: Make the capture area a little larger than the video. This will keep that annoying water-mark off of the Gif you're about to make.
- Play the video and switch back to the Maker. Press the "Record" button once to begin capturing the Gif. Once the part you want to make the Gif of is over, Press the same "Record" button again (It will be labeled as "Stop" when it is recording).
- Now, you probably got parts of the screen-capturing that you don't want. Simply press the "Edit" button and you'll be able to see all the frames of the animation you just recorded.
-From here, you can select individual frames and delete them using the "Delete the Following Selected frames/Undelete" button in the header. Pro-Tip: You can select multiple frames by Clicking one frame and then Shift-Clicking another frame.
Don't be worried if the Preview window looks crappy. That won't be what the end result looks like.
Also, The number of frames and size of the frames all add up to the size of the file. Most site's File size limit is either 5MB or 10MB. Keep this in mind.
-Once you've removed unnecessary frames, you can Click the "Save Setting and Create Animation GIF" button located at the right of the header.
-The Preview window will close. The Maker is now making your new GIF. You can see a percentage counter in the bottom left of the capture window. Once it hits 100%, your GIF will appear in another preview window to the side. From here, you can see your GIF in action.
REVEL IN ITS BEAUTY

But we're not done just yet. Click the "Save or Upload" button at the bottom of the preview window. Click "Save to Disk", give the file a name, and save the file anywhere you like.

Just a little more to go.

Part 2. The GNU Image Manipulation Program. Or GIMP.
Now we have to make a few changes to the newly created GIF you just saved. Fire up GIMP and we can get started.
- Open the GIF file. File>Open.. and find where you saved the file. Select the file and Click Open.
- After a few seconds, that new GIF will appear in your GIMP window. Time to get to work.
-Right now, you want to get that Youtube2GIF water-mark off your GIF. All you have to do is crop it out. Under the Tools tab, go to Selection Tools>Rectangle Select.
-Click and Drag your Rectangle Select Tool over the area you want to keep. Be sure to leave out that Water-Mark. Once you have the area you want selected, release you mouse button.
-Now to crop. Under the Image tab, go down to "Crop to Selection". Now all you should see is your GIF.
IF YOU ARE USING THIS GIF ON CRUNCHYROLL, SEE THE EXTRA SECTION BELOW BEFORE CONTINUING
-Now that its all cropped, you're ready to save it. Go File>Export As..
-A new window will pop up. From here, find a good place to save this GIF. BUT before saving, you have to select the File Type. Down at the bottom, you'll see a little "+" with "Select File_Type" next to it. Press the little "+" and scroll down the list a little and click on the ".gif" option.
-Now just name the GIF and hit Export.
-The Final window will appear. This one is important. You'll want to Check the Box next to the option "As Animation".
-Hit that Export Button and you're done!

EXTRA SECTION
For use on Crunchyroll, You'll need to add another step to make the GIF appear as it should. Crunchyroll can't handle most GIFs because of how they transition through frames. Don't worry, the solution is simple.
-After you've cropped out the water-mark, Go to the "Filters" tab and go to Animation>Unoptimize. A little green progress bar will appear at the bottom of the image window. Wait for it to be done.
-A new image will pop up in a separate window. This new one is the one you want. You may close the old window. From here, go through the Export steps as written above this section.

And now you are done! Take a breath and admire your handiwork. Use that new GIF wisely! This may seem daunting at first, but take it from me; it will get easier with practice!
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Posted 11/26/15 , edited 11/26/15
Ooh thank you thank you thank you. I've been working for days on trying to fix my gif for my profile picture. Unoptimize worked great for me. I'm saving this page. I can't thank you'll enough.

For some reason it keeps putting a white section in the left side. See on my picture? It doesn't seem to matter how I crop it, it always does that. Is that normal?

NM, I fixed it. Finally just moved the cropping tool all the way over to the left. Problem solved. Thanks again.
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i need help? i crop the image. theres alot of frames? what do you do with them?
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prabashi wrote:

i need help? i crop the image. theres alot of frames? what do you do with them?



What kind of problem is it? Describe it more clearly.
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prabashi wrote:

i need help? i crop the image. theres alot of frames? what do you do with them?



What kind of problem is it? Describe it more clearly.


Do I need to merge the frames into one or what? I'm trying to fix the glitch and put it as my profile. I never did gifs on GIMP
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prabashi wrote:


FryingHam wrote:


prabashi wrote:

i need help? i crop the image. theres alot of frames? what do you do with them?



What kind of problem is it? Describe it more clearly.


Do I need to merge the frames into one or what? I'm trying to fix the glitch and put it as my profile. I never did gifs on GIMP


As far as my knowledge of GIMP goes, I think you just have to save it normally after cropping, since GIMP would crop all the frames and save it all into a single gif file automatically when you export it as a GIF. Though since i don't use GIMP for cropping anymore, you're just going to have to test it or go find a tutorial on the internet

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