How can I change the opacity of a pasted gif in GIMP?

I have two gifs. I’d like to put one gif on top of the other, but with low opacity.
This is what I did:

  1. open gif1.
  2. create a new layer
  3. paste gif2 onto the layer
  4. change the opacity of the layer

The problem is that for all opacity levels above 50%, the image is fully opaque, and for all levels below 50% it disappears.

How can I get the desired effect?

Answer

You’ll need to change the document from indexed color (gif) to RGB (png or jpeg) to make this work. The simpler way to tackle this is to create a fresh RGB document first, then import the gifs.

To import multiple images into the freshly created RGB document, you can use File -> Open As Layers

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Source : Link , Question Author : krumpelstiltskin , Answer Author : Zach Saucier

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