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    animating question

    i know how to make an animated gif cs4...
    but i have yet found a way to add frames in a quick fashion...
    i know how to convert frames from a movie file. no prob there.
    but im talking about already ready jpg frames i have

    my camera has a fantastic burst mode (takes rapid pictures). i want to use each pic as a frame.
    i batch resize them to small animated gif size with another program(usually 500px or less wide).
    my current method is to open each one (usually 40-80 frames) then select all. copy and paste each jpg onto the first jpg (frame) as a new layer then simply using the animation window making the layers into frames... but it takes forever to do so when its one by one.
    is there a way to add jpgs into the animation, each as a frame.... or at least add many jpgs to become their own layer at once.... this is mind numbing.
    thx in advance for any help offered.

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    I don't know of an automated way to do it in Photoshop. It's not really what it's built for. My gut reaction is to say use After Effects. If this is something you're doing often and insist on using Photoshop, I'd start to record an action, and then go through the annoyingly long process for all of them. Stop the action.
    To have the action play and do everything successfully for you, just make sure in the next image you apply it so that the layers are exactly the same (AKA, Layer 1 assigns itself to Frame 1, etc.) Actions this convoluted can be finicky, so best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebulfrog View Post
    I don't know of an automated way to do it in Photoshop. It's not really what it's built for. My gut reaction is to say use After Effects. If this is something you're doing often and insist on using Photoshop, I'd start to record an action, and then go through the annoyingly long process for all of them. Stop the action.
    To have the action play and do everything successfully for you, just make sure in the next image you apply it so that the layers are exactly the same (AKA, Layer 1 assigns itself to Frame 1, etc.) Actions this convoluted can be finicky, so best of luck.
    i know this is crazy old but i did come across the answer for this if anybody is interested.
    file>scripts>load files into stack
    then select all your files using shift or ctl. hit ok. and presto. it will open all the files in one document, with each jpg as its own layer. party on garth.

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