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How can I change the opacity of a pasted gif in GIMP?


Question

I have two gifs. I'd like to put one gif on top of the other, but with low opacity. This is what I did:

  1. open gif1.
  2. create a new layer
  3. paste gif2 onto the layer
  4. change the opacity of the layer

The problem is that for all opacity levels above 50%, the image is fully opaque, and for all levels below 50% it disappears.

How can I get the desired effect?

2012/03/07
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3/7/2012 12:25:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You'll need to change the document from indexed color (gif) to RGB (png or jpeg) to make this work. The simpler way to tackle this is to create a fresh RGB document first, then import the gifs.

To import multiple images into the freshly created RGB document, you can use File -> Open As Layers

2016/03/30
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3/30/2016 3:50:00 AM