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    Reducing GIF size

    I recently found a cute animated GIF that I liked and wanted to add to my WOPR profile.

    It is an animated Fox moving his tail back and forth. This is appropriate since we live on Sly Fox Court and my car license is SLYFOXS. Had to spend the money of specialized plates some how.

    Anyway, tried to load it but found there was a 5 Kb limit and it was at 38.1 Kb. I Googled several sites and downloaded trail software for ReaCompression V1.8 and Advanced GIF Optimizer.

    The first program, by changing from 256 colors to 64 reduced the file size to 4.5 Kb. The only problem is now the GIF is an image and not animated.
    The second program only reduced it to about 12 Kb. and the test view showed multi tails instead of one tail in animation.

    Does anyone know of a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> or trial program that will compress to the 5 Kb limit while still maintaining the animation.

    One thing I did notice in ReaCompression was the GIF had nine slides making up the animation. Could that number be reduced and therefore reduce the size?
    How would that be accomplished?
    On the same subject, how does one make an animated GIF and where would you find the software (shareware or <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> would be nice)?
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Can you post a link to the animated file so some of us can try our hand at reducing it for you?

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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Hi Richard

    I am working at the moment and just running back ups and DTS packages, very boring on a Sunday night so need a distraction, send it through, us Loungers love a challenge <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Was it this image? (Just a guess, it's the same size and fits your description, it will also give Jezza something to do)
    <IMG SRC=http://www.scorefoxvalley.org/Images/foxani.gif>

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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    If it was that one here is my first attempt, I've shrunk it to avatar size for this lounge and tried various methods to compress it, though the fox appears to have gained some fleas.
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Richard

    If Tony's image is correct, i have done some work but as it is an image of reasonable quality, it loses some of the definition during dimensional reduction...here is my starter for 10


    We have to reduce to 65px(W) x 75px(H) to prevent distortion
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    No fleas on me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Just a comment while waiting for Richard to come back - that's a VERY NICE image and I hope it's the one he's looking at. Good job Tony and Jerry!

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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    I agree, I do like an animal avitar, let us see what he thinks and make some tweaks if so required
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Looking pretty good, the eyes are much clearer in yours which gives it more life <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    I got out the flea powder & the file is now only 4.39kb
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Here is my last one,

    I have tried a slightly different method of putting an inner rounded bevel to old Sly Fox to give him depth...worth a try <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    But this one is over 9 KB (and it still needs to be resized to 65x75)

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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    Oops..sorry, slight distraction...

    Howzabout this then?
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    Re: Reducing GIF size

    bigaldoc: here are the two of many websites I downloaded and tested.

    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multime...aOptimizer.html

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/advancedgif.html

    Sorry I did not get back to you on Sunday, but we lounged for five hours watching the Academy Awards show. One of my wife
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