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#1 13 years ago

I've been using ImageReady, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects, etc. for a LOOOONG time now and I have come to one PERSONAL (and I stress personal) conclusion. ImageReady is nothing more than a 'Plugin' for PhotoShop. PhotoShop will not open .gif files in their proper format. It sees the file as a single image, usually the first frame in the .gif. You can open the .gif file in ImageReady and then export to Photoshop in its entirety, each frame as a layer, and do wonderful things to each individual frame. Then you must export BACK to ImageReady to save as an animated .gif. Don't get me wrong ! Adobe is the best producers of graphics editing programs I have ever used. I do NOT know everything there is to know about ImageReady. It is just not the program I would prefer to use for avatars, banners, sigs, etc. I highly recommend using Ulead's GIF Animator. It is much simpler to use (it even has an Animation Wizard) and can be saved in almost all self-contained animation formats, including .swf and .avi. The bonus in this program is that it uses THE SAME PLUGINS THAT PHOTOSHOP AND IMAGEREADY USE! You just instruct GIF Animator to use the Adobe/PhotoShop(ImageReady)/Plugins folder and....headaches gone. As to the issues I've read about the quality not being the same as a .psd, there is really no alternative. A .psd format saves itself as original quality layers. Hard to reproduce after merging, flattening, rasterizing, blah, blah, blah. But GIF Animator will save as an .uga format. Their version of a .psd. I know this is long winded and I am sure I will get blasted for my input. But bring it on. I know what works. Hope this helps some of you...........Luck.:beer:




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#2 13 years ago
SneakyBastardI've been using ImageReady, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects, etc. for a LOOOONG time now...

I find it really hard to believe. It's like saying "I've been a chef for a long time, but I find that Rice-a-roni and Hamburger helper are better to eat than anything else". If you use Imageready alone, it's not very good. I know. Ever wondered why? Because you're supposed to use it with Photoshop for better results. I don't think it's a plugin, but a whole new program that does something photoshop does not. :)




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#3 13 years ago

And a whole new way for adobe to make money. :) But yeah, I agree with fragger on this one.




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#4 13 years ago

Well, it comes free with Photoshop, but you have to fork over 600 bucks first. :)




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#5 13 years ago

If it comes with something you pay for it isn't free.




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#6 13 years ago

With their prices, Adobe CEO's aren't losing any sleep about packaging Imageready with Photoshop. I could buy tons of stuff with the amount of money it costs for CS.




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#7 13 years ago

i can buy lots of things for the price of cs... cuz i didnt buy cs... hehe... >_