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Animated gifs from photoshop

Aug 6, 2012 6:48 AM

I created an aniamted gif in AE, and exported as as QT, then looking to convert to animated gif.

 

I can compress it from 21mb, to 1.2mb but need to go smaller. I dont want to use flash, I want it to work on all device.

 

Is there any way of getting the file size smaller?

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 6, 2012 7:16 AM   in reply to Tibus Creative

    Have fewer frames and/or lower resolution gifs.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 6, 2012 8:14 AM   in reply to Tibus Creative

    Decreasing the number of colors in the palette is another way.  But keep in mind that can reduce quality visibly.

     

    GIF animation is not a particularly efficient way to do animations.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Aug 7, 2012 10:51 AM   in reply to Tibus Creative

    in addition to all the advice above:

     

    1. Avoid useless animation. Excessive animation not only adds to your Web page's download time, but many users find it distracting.
    2. GIF images with large blocks of solid color and horizontal patterns compress better than images with color gradations, soft shadows, and vertical patterns.
    3. When reducing colors in GIFs, you'll get the best compression when the number colors is set to the smallest possible of these options: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256.

    -janelle

     
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