I haven't done this in years. I haven't needed to use .gifs in that long. But, when you export the image as a .gif you'll get a screen with options on it. You'll probably need to experiment as I'm really not sure which ones are going to be worth using, but the compression slider starts at 9 by default, sliding it down to 4 or 5 is probably a good place to start.
I'll try to teach you how to animate as best as I can :0
1. Go to Windows and Click Animations (just making sure you know this part :b) 2. To add frames, click the little square between the trash can icon and the weird bead string looking thing. To delete them, just select and click the trash can (duh) 3. To change the duration of a frame, select it and click the pull down under it (should say '0 sec.') and select a time. To input your own time, hit other. 4. Now, for each frame change, I suggest you use different layers to distinguish the motions. Say you wanna make a person walking; you can have one layer for the body that is always visible and x many different layers for the movements of the legs. If you want a layer to be visible or invisible in a specific frame, just hide it or un-hide it with the little eyeball button thing.
That's all I can really think of... although I'm not the best teacher :s if you have questions, just ask!
well, duplicating the frame is essentially just adding a new frame. You just have to change the new frame to be the next in the motion.
Importing from MS Paint shouldn't really change anything, just make sure to use layers when you're drawing out the animations :b Oh and when you're done, click Save for Web and Devices, not just Save As.
Well... I mean by pixel avatars that can be used on deviantART. I always save them as a .GIF file, and if I were to upload(use) an icon that has more than seven frames, then it says that the file is too big to be used as an icon. Make any sense to you?
Animations, pixel or not I can upload, regardless of frames since they're not deviantART avatars, they're just animations.
I meant in GIMP, not in Photoshop. When I animate icons in GIMP, I can only use up to seven frames until I upload it on deviantART as an icon. It then says that the file is too big.... so yeah. I'm just asking how do you animate in photoshop, since I'm still a bit of a photoshop newbie. I went from GIMP to Photoshop since I figured Photoshop wouldn't have a seven frame animation limit if that makes any sense.