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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 1 decade ago

How do I save an animated GIF so that it can play once (rather than repeating)?

I just learned how to make an animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop CS2, but I've come across a problem. I made three animated GIF's so far successfully (*note* that I saved them as a continuous play rather than playing once). This time I wanted to make one to play only once.

I pressed "save to web", "GIF" is selected & I click "save" (no other options were changed). After it's done saving, I check the file which saved on my desktop & after I double-clicked it, it says "file error".

No matter what I cannot save an animated GIF to play once! How do I save it so that it can play one time through (rather than continuous play)?


Are the steps different for saving the GIF to play once? I restarted my pc & when I opened my saved picture it says "Drawing failed." any suggestions? What I want to make is a banner with characters that gradually appear & when the website title shows up, the animation would stop.

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    When you are in your animation program, there are options to set the frame rate and the frame times. Also, an option to set the animation to loop or not loop. Open your animation, and turn off (uncheck) the loop for it and resave.

    If you're not sure about your program, use this free online one: (Animation Tools)

    Use Animation>Frame Timing.

    GIF Animations Instructions:

    How to create an Animated gif (Video):

    How to Make a Animated GIF from a Video Clip:


  • 5 years ago

    I'm assuming you might have already made the animation in Photoshop and you'll be able to see it through going Window > Animation. To reserve it you have to... File > Save for Web & Devices Then at the proper hand facet there will probably be a drop down menu through Presets. Change that to GIF after which play approximately with the settings untill it appears well to you. Then click on retailer and difference the dossier identify and vacation spot, and ensure it says Format: "Images Only" Hope this is helping

  • 1 decade ago

    Never seen a gif that plays only once. A gif is an animated image and most people want to see the animation continuously

  • 1 decade ago

    It is one of the options you choose while making the animation. You usually choose the animation to play continuous before you even save it.

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