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GIF for avatar. Why...

Discussion in 'Forum Usage Help' started by PhatBasstard, Feb 28, 2004.


  1. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    How are some of you getting the GIFs you're using for your avatars down to the 5MB limit?

    I made a simple 2 frame one. Both frames within the (new) 80x80 limit in size. It's still 11MB.

    This is my first (homemade) GIF. What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm not very good with working with .gif but, you may want to compress it into jpg, then re-compress it into .gif, this should yield two very tiny images. that could be combined into .gif form again.
     
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    It's all about compressing, removing colors.

    My avatar use to have around 200 colors, now it has like 12 or something like that. Plus I made it go a bit faster. Also, it's smaller than 80 x 80.

    I don't know if transparent backgrounds make gifs bigger? :meh:
     
  4. Only a couple of bytes bigger.
     
  5. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Changed both frames to 80x60.
    Decreased colors to 16 on both frames.
    Avatar looks like crappola.
    Still 11MB. :confused:
     
  6. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Please check your PM

    Thor
    :cool: