Convert images in a GIFfy

Reader Lance has a question about Adobe Photoshop Elements 4’s file conversion capabilities. He writes:

Is it possible to export photos out to gif using Photoshop Elements 4.0? If so, how?

Sure. I can think of three options.

The first is to open the file you want to convert, select File -> Save As, and, in the resulting Save As dialog box, choose CompuServe GIF from the Format pop-up menu, and click Save. Click through the couple of dialog boxes that appear and you’ve got your gif file.

Alternatively, you can choose File -> Save for Web. In the window that appears be sure that GIF is chosen in the first pop-up menu in the Preset portion of the window and click OK. A dialog box will appear that asks you to name your file and save. Do so.

Finally, you can convert a mess of images in one go by choosing File -> Process Multiple Files. In the window of the same name you’ll find options for designating a source folder (where your original images are stored) and a destination folder (where you’d like the converted images to reside). At the bottom of the window enable the Convert Files To option and choose GIF from the pop-up menu. Click OK and the images in your source folder will be converted to gif files.

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