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sam debeyHow to reduce gif file size and maintain resolution?
by on Nov 15, 2016 at 9:28:20 pm

Hello everyone and anyone that can help,

I've made an animation for my client which they now need turned into a gif for their landing page. They want it to be 1500 pixels wide and under 500k in file size... it seems impossible to do without the gif looking really low res.

Does anyone have any tips?

Thanks!


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Dave LaRondeRe: How to reduce gif file size and maintain resolution?
by on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:07:10 pm

Gifs. Ugh. They already have the bejeezus compressed out of them. That doesn't leave you with much to tweak... the frame rate, perhaps?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Michael SzalapskiRe: How to reduce gif file size and maintain resolution?
by on Nov 16, 2016 at 3:58:40 pm

Create a video out of AE and make the GIF in Photoshop. It makes a much better-looking GIF at smaller file sizes.

That being said, they should consider using a video on the page instead of a GIF. It'll be a much better-looking product (likely at a smaller size too).

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Tero AhlforsRe: How to reduce gif file size and maintain resolution?
by on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:09:22 pm

You can make it smaller by dropping the frame rate, adding dithering and lowering the bit depth. All of these will make the gif look worse though.


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