if you wanan just work on a jpg file and save as a gif file in photoshop you dun have to open image ready, you can just go file> save for web ( cant remember if the name issit save optimised as, replying off hand) then it will give you .gif option.
thanks for all the replys. I think i need image ready to do all that. going thru all the tutorials on
creating animations now. tho i have a series of photos but really hard to put them together for gif.
have you folks tried a freeware - irfanview b4? it can save as gif also but not animations..
a very small and powerful software. have used it more often than photoshop when editing image size or cropping th picture.