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jessejazza
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animated gif - size reduction

I'd be grateful if someone could tell me how animated gifs are made and if it is possible to reduce their size. I've got one i want to use on a forum but it is a touch large.

I believe they are a series of small gifs somehow joined together and held in a sequence.

I'd just be grateful to know more and perhaps someone could explain or post some links. I've had a look but not found anything suitable so far.

thanks

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good luck!

good luck using any .gif on this forum.

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It wasn't for this forum!

It wasn't for this forum!

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89a

From Wikipedia:
The GIF89a feature of storing multiple images in one file, accompanied by control data, is used extensively on the web to produce simple animations.
Also see http://www.w3.org/Graphics/GIF/spec-gif89a.txt

Some programs/info on reducing the size:
http://www.peda.com/smaller/
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/aboutgraphics/l/aaoptimizegifs.htm
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Geez!

just saying. srry!

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Thanks Ryan

The gif i've been looking at just has 8 frames (in XnView). Looking at each in turn i see how the movement is built up. I wondered if i might be able to adjust size and then save... but no. I can see that 'itsagif' or similar programs are needed for something large but was wondering if a few pages could be saved in gif without a programme. [Itsagif does speed algorithms and all sorts, quite complicated and beyond what i want to consider from what i could see on that link- darn't good fun though!!]. After all it's just the one i wanted to do - and out of interest know how an animated gif is achieved. Xnview allows one to go through each page, make changes but won't save together. Is there a way of saving each page and then joining together.

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Found a couple of basic free

Found a couple of basic free apps to play with - thanks again.

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