If you are creating your own website, you might want to add animated content, such as a photo slide show. You do not need a professional graphics artist for this if you have access to photo editing software that allows you to save multiple images as an animated GIF. Photoshop CS4 is one such program. You can easily create a basic photo slide show as a GIF file.
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Load the images that you want to use in your slide show onto your computer.
Start the Photoshop application.
Select "File" from the menu and choose "New." In the dialogue that appears, choose the pixel width and height you want for your slide show. Make the resolution 72 dots per inch. Name your document "Photo Slide Show" and click "OK."
Select "File" from the menu and choose "Open." In the dialogue that appears, browse to the first photo you want to use and open it.
Select "Image" from the menu and choose "Image Size." Reduce the size and resolution to better match the slide show document. Click "OK." Use the "Copy" and "Paste" functions under "Edit" to place this photo in the "Photo Slide Show" document.
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to place all of your images in the "Photo Slide Show" document. Each image will be pasted into the document on a separate layer, with the latest image appearing in the top layer. Select "Window" from the menu and choose "Animation."
Go to the timeline at the bottom of the screen and click on the little drop-down menu in the right corner. Choose "Make Frames From Layers."
Set the "Duration" for each frame.
Select "File" from the menu and choose "Save for Web or Devices." In the dialogue that appears, choose GIF as the file type and click "Save." Name your file and click "Save" again.
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