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Sweetums
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2005

posted posted 05-19-2005 20:28

When it comes to sale reductions at H&M, tax-rebates and ice-cream sundaes...bigger is definitely better. But with file-sizes I seem to be on a permanent diet reigeme! So, it seems my 'curvy' 17 frame ImageReady animation is not svelt enough for these chauvenistic dial-up modem types, and requires an Atkins-style KB reduction. I've already reduced the number of colours to the minimum I can, and followed someone elses advice to change the optimise settings to 'perceptual'. But that's not done enough. I'm at 300KB's, when 100 is what my web-designer has suggested. So...are there any other tricks I can try? Or am I just using the wrong type of animation and I should try a whole different approach? I'll happily post the animation here if someone can tell me how...it seems you can only link to URL's here, and it's just a Gif on my hard drive at present!

Ensellitis
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Kansas City, MO , USA
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 05-19-2005 20:32

There are many things to do to shrink an animation... Removing uneeded frames, reducing the amount of colors, reducing the size... Many things beyond that. But it may be hard for anyone to tell you how to do it to a particular image without seeing it.

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Nimraw
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 05-20-2005 09:19

In order to post the anim in here, you need to upload it to a host somewhere.

Check the FAQ for free sig hosting -> http://www.ozoneasylum.com/4814

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-20-2005 10:00

Sweetums: Hello and welcome in the Asylum.

Indeed, without seeing the actual image it'll be hard to give you specific hints.
You ISP certainly provides a personnal home page with few Mb. That's enough to put something online for a temporary period.

I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 05-20-2005 10:05

if all else fails, email it to ixi at ixifx dot net and I'll upload it to my site and post the link here



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Sweetums
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2005

posted posted 05-21-2005 00:44

Ok thanks for the tips guys! I have uploaded here....
http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs29&d=05206&f=Magic-Mirror-Anim-DS.gif
All advice greatly appreciated!

I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 05-21-2005 10:17



the lower your filesize, the greater the quality loss

this one's around 120 kb, but as you can see is alot less appealing



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(Edited by I X I on 05-21-2005 10:18)

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