Ok, I have a PNG file with a small graphic. My web designer sent the PNG file to me (see attached). When my designer converts it to a GIF image, his file sizes are very small, 500-750 bytes. When I save it as a GIF, my file size is much, much larger, like 14k (also attached). Why is that? I have set the # of colors to 16 on my GIF and the file size that Fireworks shows in the "image preview" box that appears when you click on "Options" in the "Save As" dialog shows the expected size to be 497 bytes. But when I check the file in the windows directory, it is around 14k. Please help!!!
Do not SAVE the file. EXPORT it as a GIF. Saving can reserve space for metadata in the file, even if you don't add any.
Thanks Jim. What I did was crop out the image and attempted to export it, but it wasn't giving me GIF as an option. I broke down and watched several of your videos on Lynda.com and was able to export it as a slice. Now that I did that, I have figured out why it wasn't giving me GIF as an option. I needed to select GIF in the optimize panel.
I am very new to FW and am learning the basic stuff.
I'm glad you found your answer. Keep posting back if you have more questions