Photoshop: I have questions about Sharpen filter and animated GIFs. Can you help?

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Hi. I have the PS + LR subscription (9.99/mo). Why does my version not allow me to use all options? Example: Filters> Sharpen does nothing when after I select it. Also, one of the main reasons I got PS was to be able to make gifs. But the Window> Animation does not appear after I import frames. What is going on? I thought I was going to be able to make nice photo edits & gifs. I've very disappointed at this point. Please let me know why these features are not working for me.
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Hi Minni,

When you apply the Sharpen filter, are you viewing your document at 100%? If not, you may not see the effect of Sharpen. I would suggest:

1) Make sure you're viewing your document at 100% (View>100%)
2) Try the Unsharp Mask filter or the Smart Sharpen filter. These filters have controls to control the amount of sharpening being applied.

There are number of tutorials for sharpening images available:

To see the Animation panel, select Window>Timeline