GIF to SWF conversion

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by zoran, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    Is there some way to convert an animated GIF file to an SWF file?
  2. AngerDanger, Jun 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    ← Downward Crow's Head
    GIFs can be imported into Flash like any other image but have the option to play in the timeline. Saving and testing (⌘ + return) a file with an imported GIF should effectively create an SWF of the GIF:

  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    Thanx, my problem is that when the gif is placed into flash, its file size is not reduced. I have created an animated gif file in PshopCS6 with panings and zoom etc. and the file size is 5mb. Pretty large for a gif file! So i wanted to import it into flash in order to create a smaller swf file, but no luck! The swf still is 5mb, is there some way round this?
  4. Kaspin macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2015
    Importing a gif into flash, just places the raster images inside a .swf container, it doesn't really "convert" anything. If you need a smaller file size, you'll need to recreate it as a vector animation in flash.

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