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Compressing An Animated Gif

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I want to put the attatched animated gif into my sig, problem is, its 35kb. Question basically is, how can I compress it (or can someone compress it for me B) ) enough so that it will be able to be used in my sig

 

I am using Adobe ImageReady 7.0

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GIF's are already compressed as it is and quite effectively at that. Not too familiar with the technical details of the format... don't recall that it would have any possibility for percentage compression like JPG. Reducing the number of colors could achieve a gain.

 

EDIT: just noticed the attachment :rolleyes: Try reducing the color depth for grandma... she'll be grainy... error diffusion dithering can help alot with the graininess.

 

EDIT: just checked back on the details of GIF format. It's completely lossless compression, so no percentage compression option. You're only option is to increase repetition in data... reducing color depth of grandma will achieve that... error diffusion dithering may or may not reduce compressability slightly (repetition).

Edited by JackRussell

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good work jack... specially for someone who wasn't too familiar with gif files! :)

 

vampire, you might wanna check the imageready manual or something because, right, i use photoshop and you can "save for web" on that and preview the resulting compressed file and see the filesize before you save it... there probably is something similar in imageready, in fact, there's gotta be!

 

easy to see how many colours you should reduce to in order to achieve the target filesize... although this only takes away the trial n error aspect of what jackrussell described above... it's essentially the same.

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compressed it for you:

 

now go to file save in your browser and save this whole page somewhere then go to the: Compressing An Animated Gif - Overclockers Club Forums_files and find the compressed gif in there. if you can't do that I'll just send you it on email or I'll zip it and post it here.

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