Photoshop Mobile: Ability to open GIFs

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Hello Adobe & Photoshop for iPad users.

I've been using Photoshop for a number of years now on various Apple laptops & desktops to create my digital mandalas.

 The process starts with templates which I use to manipulate/change my own photos of the natural world into mandala form. 
 These templates are .gifs & I have never had any problems with using them in Photoshop across changing versions of Photoshop and the mac OS. 
 I’m gradually moving my digitally based art/creative work onto my iPad - a 2018 12.9” iPad Pro running iPad OS 13.2.2

 I’ve just started using the iPad version of Photoshop which I’m mostly liking but.......

 It wont let me open the .gif templates that I need to start the process of creating digital mandalas on the iPad. 
 When I try to open the templates I get a message that reads

 “Section - 3 - print cannot be imported. Unsupported file format”
 
As you can imagine this is rather frustrating & not a problem I have ever had when working with Photoshop & the Mac OS.

 So I’d be grateful if you could let me know:
 Is this a bug in the software?
Is there a work around?
Will this issue be resolved in the next update or sometime soon? 

 Thanks for taking the time to read this & I look forward to hearing from you or from any users who’ve come across a similar problem

Gordon
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Gordon Sharp

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  • puzzled & rather frustrated....

Posted 8 months ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Gordon, GIFs are not yet supported. I've converted this request to an idea for other folks to me too.
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Gordon Sharp

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Thanks Jeffrey. Any idea when they might be supported & is there any way I can convert GIFs to psd or a format photoshop on the ipad will open?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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You can open them on Desktop and save them as cloud docs, but they wouldn't have an a way to view or display any frames. I don't have any timetables, sorry.