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Opening an animated GIF (smart trick!)

There's some horrible distortions in the audio, don't ask me why - I blame Camtasia Studio for messing this up...

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Note: This requires Photoshop CS3 Extended and Quicktime Pro.

NEW: For Windows users (sorry mac) there's an easier way that doesn't require Quicktime! See below:

  1. Go directly to File - Import - Video Frames to Layers, and go to the folder of your gif file.
  2. In the name field type in *.gif and press return ("enter"). You should now be able to see and select gif files:
    How to open a gif in Photoshop CS3 on Windows

Thanks to Slava for the tip!