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Old May 30 2009, 06:41 PM   #316
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I made a few...having the same problem with all of them - can't upload them to TrekBBS without the animation being lost in the conversion. Thanks for the explanation of the hosting change.

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Old May 30 2009, 07:59 PM   #317
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i'm not sure, but i think your filesizes are too large...
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Old May 31 2009, 02:17 AM   #318
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You were right, it was a size problem. Fixed it after considerable effort! Thanks again!
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Old June 6 2010, 06:26 PM   #319
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I have this av I made the file size needs to be 70kb and it is 88kb...I don't want the images smaller just the file size???

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Old June 16 2010, 10:38 PM   #320
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It just needs a little compression. Here you go:

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Old June 17 2010, 06:59 AM   #321
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Old September 17 2010, 04:10 AM   #322
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What technique did you use for the compression? I've seen some animated gifs that seem to incorporate a static pixel elimination, so you've got one background and all the pixels that change appear over it. It allows you to optimize the file size and cram in more frames. Is there a certain piece of software that does this?
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Old October 7 2010, 04:49 AM   #323
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I made these two avatars for Halloween. They've got the right dimensions (140 by 140 pixels, or less), but I can't shrink them down to 70Kb without severe loss of colour quality. If someone could do that for me and tell me what program they used (preferrably a free one), I'd appreciate it.


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Old October 7 2010, 03:33 PM   #324
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What technique did you use for the compression? I've seen some animated gifs that seem to incorporate a static pixel elimination, so you've got one background and all the pixels that change appear over it. It allows you to optimize the file size and cram in more frames. Is there a certain piece of software that does this?
I used the compression function built-in to my gif exporting software - saving at a lower quality to get a smaller filesize.

"Static pixel elimination", may be something you can do with Flash. I've done manually before, i.e. creating one frame at a time, only changing the "moving parts", then saving to a gif.




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I made these two avatars for Halloween. They've got the right dimensions (140 by 140 pixels, or less), but I can't shrink them down to 70Kb without severe loss of colour quality. If someone could do that for me and tell me what program they used (preferrably a free one), I'd appreciate it.


As a general rule, you can only get away with 6-7 frames (at a reasonable quality) before the gif's get too big.

I use Animation Shop, which came bundled with Paint Shop Pro (not free obviously), but I believe Gimp lets you create animated gifs... but it seems you have software to do that anyway, right?

Anyway, I've culled some frames from your gif's and tweaked the timing a little:



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Old October 7 2010, 05:43 PM   #325
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Yeah, I have gimp, but again, while it will allows me to get the gifs down to the right pixel dimensions, it can't shrink the gif down to 70 kb and every other program I've used to try and do that has absolutely massacred the colour quality. I think your solution worked well. Perhaps I should invest in this paint shop pro. Thanks a lot.
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Old October 7 2010, 06:01 PM   #326
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^^You're welcome.

I don't think any software will to get you passed the 6-7 frame limit, without a reduction in quality, it's a limitation of the gif format itself.

I've got an old version of Paint Shop Pro (v.7) I don't know if the newer version still come with Animation Shop.
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Old February 1 2011, 08:32 AM   #327
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Can someone help me create an avatar?

Smallville S9 Opening...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln5mbPFCZPc

I'd like to get the few seconds of Cassidy Freeman's credit here. It starts about :22 to :24 I think. Thanks! Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Old February 2 2011, 09:40 AM   #328
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Can someone help me create an avatar?

Smallville S9 Opening...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln5mbPFCZPc

I'd like to get the few seconds of Cassidy Freeman's credit here. It starts about :22 to :24 I think. Thanks! Any assistance would be appreciated.
I couldn't get her entire montage to work well given the boards size limits, so I had to leave out the first part. This one will work here, but the image quality isn't great:

EDIT: Image removed.

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Old February 2 2011, 09:52 AM   #329
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Cool! That is great I appreciate it.
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Old February 2 2011, 09:53 AM   #330
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Actually, the size limit for avatars is now 140 kb, not 70.
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