GIF to SWF conversion

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

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    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 68030

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    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

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    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

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    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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