1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 6, 2007 11:31 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Animated Gif Optimization (exporting)

    jmosier14
      I'm attempting to export an animated GIF using the Export Wizard. My problem is that I used high quality pictures and gradients and now i cannot seem to find an export optimization that will display these correctly. I tried everything from Adaptive down to Custom but everything gives me blurred pictured and less than acceptable results. I'm using Fireworks 8.

      If anyone could please help that'd be great! Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Animated Gif Optimization (exporting)
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          jmosier14 wrote:
          > I'm attempting to export an animated GIF using the Export Wizard. My problem is
          > that I used high quality pictures and gradients and now i cannot seem to find
          > an export optimization that will display these correctly.

          The GIF format, including GIF89a, is designed for flat, poster-like
          images. It does not compress gradients or Photos very successfully.
          You'll end up with a better looking animation if you export in SWF
          format instead of GIF. Click on the Quick Export option menu at the top
          right of the document window and choose Macromedia Flash > Export SWF.
          In the Save As dialog box, click on the Options button to customize the
          export settings.

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