Gif Advice

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by xsedrinam, Aug 12, 2005.

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    xsedrinam

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    Any good, great Gif apps to recommend? Using GIFfun, Gifmation and trying to shrink an avatar gif 72x48 down to 19K, but can only get as low as 88K. I made it with both Motion and LiveType, have tried reduction with Flash, QTP, still no luck. Help, anyone? Thanks.
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    homerjward

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    do you have photoshop? if so i'd recommend imageready. there's also a trial from adobe if you don't. im really not sure beyond that, though--sorry :eek:
    perhaps you could post it here to see if anyone can reduce the size for you. i remember someone did that before with good results.
     
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    xsedrinam

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    Ya, I tried ImageReady, no luck there, either. Here's a link if anyone has the time to take a shot at reducing the size.
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    Thanks,
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    Try using GraphicConverter.
     
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    Your problem is that the size of the gif is one thing when it is opened -- and another when it is saved. I know this seems strange, but file maintenance demands a certain amount of data be stored along with the file.

    For instance, the file attached is 10K when in ImageReady, but when saved takes up 92K.
     

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    xsedrinam

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    Ya, I've taken it down to as low as 28K using IR, shrinking size, messing with the metadata, et. al. It's not worth the hassle, right now. Thanks for those who posted a comment to help. On to other pressing items.
     
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    iBlue

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    i cut several layers (frames) but it is still too high for use as an avatar here. (damn that 20kb limit!)

    attached, i will try to cut a bit more and see if it still "flows" nicely...

    (edit: UGH what i had to do to that poor image to get it under 20kb - hideous. sorry, i don't think it's gonna happen and still look decent :( i'll attach the poor abused image that is under 20kb)
     

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