I've been able to access the animated GIF, similarly to this thread, but I want to remove frames from the GIF. Is this possible with Preview, or do I need to use a different software?

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Yes, this is possible!

  1. Open the GIF in Preview
  2. Click on "View" at the top
  3. Click "Thumbnails"
  4. Delete frames you don't want
  5. Hit save
  • This works, but be careful, I've found that some software doesn't respond well to gifs after they have been modified this way. One web project I was working on refused to loop such gifs; another refused to load them at all. Before deleting a frame in Preview, the gifs had worked fine. I suspect Preview is subtly damaging the gifs in some way, but I do not know how/why/etc. Commented Dec 15, 2022 at 0:41
  • That's really interesting, thanks for letting me know.
    – AAA
    Commented Dec 15, 2022 at 2:05

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