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Edit a GIF in Paint Shop Pro7.........

by ghostcat / May 29, 2004 6:48 AM PDT

Another poser for you clever web heads!
I imported a GIF file into PSP7 and added some text to it, yet when I save it as a GIF I get the message,

'Because of the limitations of the specified file format (and possibly the save options you selected), the saved file will be limited to a merged image. Would you like to continue?'

Which of course saved a completely freaky looking image no good for what I want. Is there another option for GIFs in PSP7 or should I just bin it and use Adobe Photoshop? I have Adobe Photo Deluxe Business Edition, but it's not as good as PSP (in my opinion) as you don't get the same amount of help eg the colour palette for the project you are currently working on.

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Re:Edit a GIF in Paint Shop Pro7.........
by Sovereign Forum moderator / May 29, 2004 8:23 AM PDT

I've never used Paint Shop Pro7 but I suppose that the program is not a fan of editing GIF files because of the later merge. Did you have this problem with other GIF or JPG files or is it just this particular image?

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Re:Re:Edit a GIF in Paint Shop Pro7.........
by Andrea B. / May 29, 2004 9:41 PM PDT

I've been working with PSP 7 for years and recently upgraded to PSP 8 and I think it's a great program - incredibly powerful and it's amazing what it can do - and it's affordable.

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hi andrea
by diamondx123 / November 14, 2006 1:46 AM PST

im juan and i want to learn how to use paint sho pro 7 i dont know have to use it can u help me with basic steps for brginners my emails is diamondx123@hotmail.com i will priciate so much cause i have like 1000 foto of animates and all type and i will like to modify them thank u for ur time greeting juan

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PSP
by Andrea B. / November 15, 2006 8:18 PM PST
In reply to: hi andrea

That would be quite a long email - the book on how to work in PSP, I believe, has already been written. By the way - by now (this post it over 2 years old!!!) there's a PSP XI (ELEVEN) out. You can find all kinds of tutorials right under "Help" on your PSP program, and http://www.pspug.org/ also has an abundance of tutorials etc. that can help you get started.

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Re:Re:Edit a GIF in Paint Shop Pro7.........
by ghostcat / May 30, 2004 6:38 AM PDT

It's the first time I've encountered this problem, but I have a sneaky feeling the image was produced in Adobe Photoshop as I have managed to get a copy and it worked fine in that.

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Re:Edit a GIF in Paint Shop Pro7.........
by Andrea B. / May 29, 2004 9:38 PM PDT

When you added the text, it created a second layer for your image - however, gifs cannot be saved in layers. That's why you get the message - and saying it's ok to merge is not what causes your "freaky" image - I'm not sure what you mean by freaky - but it has nothing to do with merging layers. My guess would be that your settings for number of colors and/or dither need to be adjusted.

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Re:Edit a GIF in Paint Shop Pro7.........
by 010101xxxxx / June 3, 2004 4:57 AM PDT

nice call andrea....ghostcat try this > save the gif as .psp (psp native format) make changes, then save as gif. This method works well with jpgs. I do this with PS all the time

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