Photoshop: Allow GIF animation editing and opening in Photoshop

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Dear Adobe Gripes #2343 & #2638

"Why, oh why, can't I animate a gif in Photoshop?!?"

"Give us world peace. Or at least gif-anim support in the next version of
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Official Response
Photoshop has supported creating and exporting GIF animations since version CS3. (Prior to CS3, GIF animation was done using ImageReady which shipped with Photoshop)

Creating frame animations

Video and animation

Photoshop CS5 supports native importing/opening GIF animations.

See the following topic for instructions on how to open animated GIFs in Photoshop CS3 and CS4:

Photoshop: How do I open an animated GIF in CS3 or CS4?