Small gif files in PS?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by e7e, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. e7e macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Ok, I am sorry if this sounds like a noob question, but how can I make small gif pictures with photoshop?

    I tried saving as compuserve gif and palette: web, but I am still getting around 45-50 kb per file. Even when I tried copying a gif pic with 8 kb size.

    Can anybody help?
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    How big is your "small" GIF?

    I just did a File > Save for Web & Devices on an 8 x 8 pixel file and it said the file size was ~800 bytes. On my desktop if you get Info on the file it says it's 4kb, but that's the minimum file size any file displays on a Mac.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    With Gimp, I generally switch to indexed color mode and choose the minimum colors I need. Photoshop likely has a similar feature. This can greatly reduce file size.
  4. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    It does. You can adjust the number of colors and a bunch of other things in the previously mentioned Save for Web dialogue (keyboard shortcut is shift+option+command+S).

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  5. e7e thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Wow, thanks this is exactly what I was looking for. Now I can finally reduce my gif pics. :D

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