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    Computer.Internet Addict cturner's Avatar
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    [F8] Animated gif looks ugly???

    I am trying to create an animation with some products that my client has. When I create the animated gif in Flash 8 the photos look ugly. I have attached the animated gif to this post. Can someone please tell me how I can make the photos look better? Thanks in advance.
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    I am using: Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Windows XP.

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    5+5=55 Schfifty Five's Avatar
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    GIFs only use 256 colors (compared to over 16 million with most other formats) so when you convert photographs to GIFs a lot of color information is lost. There's not much you can do other than use something other than GIFs if possible.

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    Yes, Schfifty Five is right... GIFs are limited to 256 colors palette only.

    However, if you play with options a little bit, you'll be able to achieve better results. Not in Flash though because its export method doesn't allow you to change anything regarding animated gif's option... or very little.

    I will try to explain in an easiest to understand way possible... hope I'll succeed.

    I do all my animated GIFs in Fireworks. At the end, when you have to export your file, make sure its palette is set to EXACT , and you put a checkmark next to DITHER option (see attached image):

    That will enable 256 (actually 255 colors) but with better looking transitions (read: smoother) between highly contrasted colors.

    These are original photos using 16.8 millions of colors:

    And this is the final result... animated GIF (256 colors, dithering enabled):

    Hope this helps a bit

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