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Posted: 4/30/2009 3:38:24 PM EDT
I'm trying to make an animated gif for my avatar. The 20 kb limit is seriously getting in the way. My normal avatars are 15kb as it is? How do I shrink my pictures so that they are small enough to make into a gif? How many images do you think I could string together.

Anyone know any good gif animator programs for free. I have access to CS2.
Thanks
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 5:49:03 PM EDT
I think it will be difficult to make a decent .gif under 20k. Basically, a .gif has an index of colors and then from there displays a matrix that refers to the colors. An animated .gif shares the colors throughout all the frames. If you only have four colors, then you're fine for a 12 frame .gif

If you have a more realistic 128 or 256 color gif, then your options are severely limited.

I think CS2 is the Photoshop/Imageready combo such that Imageready can do the sequences. I cant remember which creative suite brought animation into PS, but I think that was the third. Anyhow, the help file should ahve some pretty good detail on making the frame sequence, seconds for each frame, etc.

Hope that helped somewhat. Need to get out the door!
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:24:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Reiko:
I think it will be difficult to make a decent .gif under 20k. Basically, a .gif has an index of colors and then from there displays a matrix that refers to the colors. An animated .gif shares the colors throughout all the frames. If you only have four colors, then you're fine for a 12 frame .gif

If you have a more realistic 128 or 256 color gif, then your options are severely limited.

I think CS2 is the Photoshop/Imageready combo such that Imageready can do the sequences. I cant remember which creative suite brought animation into PS, but I think that was the third. Anyhow, the help file should ahve some pretty good detail on making the frame sequence, seconds for each frame, etc.

Hope that helped somewhat. Need to get out the door!


Alright cool thanks. I'll play around with the color index and Imageready. I guess my dreams of a 10 frame full color .gif are gone now.

Oh well, looks like I got a night of P.S.ing.
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