While Photoshop is certainly capable of optimizing static web graphics, it is not suited for animation or rollover effects. Therefore, to optimize animated GIFs or save the different states for your rollovers, you'll need to switch over to ImageReady.
TRY IT If you already have a web design open in Photoshop that you want to use for animation or rollover effects in ImageReady, choose File I Jump To I Adobe ImageReady 7.0. Your computer will launch ImageReady (if it wasn't already open) and open another copy of the file in that program.
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