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November 1st, 2009, 05:52 PM
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Once I have finished animating a siggy, and I go to "Save for Web and Other Devices" to save it as a GIF, is there any easy way to reduce the file size if it comes out to be too big (other than just shrinking the overall image dramatically)? I just finished making one and it came out to be 750K. I'm not sure how to fix this without retracing all of my steps. Any tips?
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November 2nd, 2009, 11:39 AM
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try this:

Free Online Image Editor

i have never used it before but seems easy enough? also.. i will go out on a limb and say i'd guess that the quality will be sacrificed if you make the file size smaller.. i was gonna test out a gif but i cleared out siggies i had made the other day so any animations are gone ;\
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November 2nd, 2009, 11:39 AM
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try this:

Free Online Image Editor

i have never used it before but seems easy enough? also.. i will go out on a limb and say i'd guess that the quality will be sacrificed if you make the file size smaller.. i was gonna test out a gif but i cleared out siggies i had made the other day so any animations are gone ;\

blah my internet glitched and double posted, oops!
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November 3rd, 2009, 05:09 AM
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Thanks, I will have to try that! It's weird because I made a siggy and animated it and it was way less than 250kb (the one in my current signature), then I came back to just make a few changes to it and it came out to 750kb. It's strange because I actually REMOVED several elements, but then I added a few others. I guess the element files must all be different sizes when you download them. Weird...maybe I'll just stick to non-animated siggies until I get the hang of this a little more.
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November 3rd, 2009, 09:44 AM
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it could just be the difference of using 2 or 3 frames as opposed to using like 5.. each frame is going to multiply the file size yannow?
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