How do you speed up & slow down an animated gif in photoshop?

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Animation

To be able to edit an animated gif in Photoshop, you will need the original .psd file. If you try opening an existing .gif you will find that you can only view 1 frame of the animation.

Open the psd file and open the animation panel if is not already open. To do this go to Window > Animation.

Open Animation Panel
Open Animation Panel

You will either be presented with the Animation Timeline or Animation Frames.

Animation Timeline
Animation Timeline
Animation Frames
Animation Frames

Click on to Animation Frames by clicking on the symbol in the bottom right corner of the panel to show the Animation Frames.

Change to frames
Change to frames

Under each frame is the time the frame will be shown for in the animation. In this case 0.2 seconds.

Time on frames
Time on frames

To speed up or slow down the animation click the time shown under each frame and change the amount of time.

Change the speed
Change the speed

There are preselected amounts of time shown in the menu on click. To set your own value. Choose ‘other’ from the list and you will get a pop up box where you can manually enter the time that you want.

Set your own time
Set your own time
Animation 0.2 seconds
Animation 0.2 seconds
Animation 1 second
Animation 1 second
Animation 2 Seconds
Animation 2 Seconds

If you are interested in learning more about animation in Photoshop see How to create a repeating circle animation in Photoshop.

Comments (9)

  1. thanks! helped a lot

  2. Helped, Thanks

  3. You’re welcome 🙂 Thanks for your comment

  4. Thanks a lot, I really needed it 😉

  5. But then, is there a way to change the timing on all frames equally? I have one that’s at 0.03 but i want to change them all but there’s 150 frames in total!

  6. You can select all the frames so that they’re highlighted, click on one of the arrows and change the timing – that will change the timing on all the frames.

  7. What about the frame rate? I’ve set the delay to 0 but it’s still to slow. I know you go to the animation panel and then document something, but I can’t find any of this. I have timeline open

  8. What version of Photoshop are you using? In CS5 you can click on the triangle on the top right of the animation panel, this will then show a menu where you can change the Document Settings. Which allows you to change the frame rate. This option doesn’t seem to be available in CS6. If anyone knows how to change the frame rate in CS6 please post a reply.

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