cant add drop-shadow to text on gif image.

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  1. davidm.me

    davidm.me New Member

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    Hi,
    I want to add text with a drop-shadow to a gif image. The text is inserted correctly but when I select filters > light and shadow the drop-shadow (and all the other options apart from apply lenses) is greyed out. If I try filters > script-fu > refresh scripts and then select drop-shadow I get error messages about:
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    If I open a new file drop-shadow works perfectly but I cant copy it.
    How do I add text with a drop-shadow to a gif image?
    Thanks for any help.

    Dav!d
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    You can't
    Gif does not support trasparency other then on or off.
    So drop shadow won't work.
    Even if it did you would only have a totaly solid shadow.

    You say you can open a new image, well save it as gif and then try ;)

    If you want to blur you can copy whatever you are making a drop shadow of.
    Then lock alpha channel --> Fill with black --> Blur until desired effect appears :p

    Is there a special reason you use .gif ?
     
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    davidm.me New Member

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    Hi Thanks for the reply, no there's no reason for using gif format.
    Is there a format i can use where i can apply a drop-shadow to my text (and save it).
    Thanjks

    :)Dav!d
     
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    It might be because the gif's colors are indexed. Image, Mode, RGB should help you out.
     
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    Then save as
    or jpeg, but png has the best quality so go with that! :)
     

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