PDA

View Full Version : banner design, which programs, which file types?



ruth
08-09-2007, 08:12 PM
Hello,
I made a banner with 3 frames showing one after another, only as soon as I put it on the web (with an <img> link in HTML), I only get the first frame to show up. Do I need to use another filetype then PNG?
are there any online banner creaters that allow more frames and own graphics?
Which program edits the graphics for a banner best?
Thanks for the answers
Cheers,
Ruth

Twey
08-09-2007, 09:56 PM
Do I need to use another filetype then PNG?Yes. PNG doesn't have support for animated images. Extensions to the format (MPNG and APNG) do, but they aren't widely supported. You'd have to use GIF (which means you're stuck if you want alpha transparency).

ruth
08-10-2007, 11:11 AM
I figured it was going to be something like this..
Can I create an animated GIF with Photoshop or Macromedia somehow? if I save an image now in Macromedia I only can chose for png. If not, is there any online resource or an open source/ freeware program I can use?
Cheers,
Ruth

Twey
08-10-2007, 07:16 PM
Can I create an animated GIF with Photoshop or Macromedia somehow?I should think so. In fact, last time I used Photoshop it came with an extra, Animation Shop, dedicated to doing exactly that. If that fails, the GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) is capable of doing animated images. The GIMP Animation Package (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=121075) (GAP) adds some extra tools dedicated to working with animated images.

djr33
08-10-2007, 11:03 PM
Animation Shop is the sister program of Paint Shop Pro.
Imageready ships with Photoshop.

ruth
08-11-2007, 12:57 PM
Cool thanks, I am going to try to let it work upcoming week!
Cheers!

bombhaus
08-12-2007, 12:39 AM
Photoshop usually comes with ImageReady which does animated gifs just fine.

ruth
08-13-2007, 09:57 PM
I did it!!!
http://www.houwitser.nl/banners/iwantyoubanner.gif
http://www.houwitser.nl/banners/damageassessmentbanner.gif
I know the banners themselves aren't that great, but they work:)
Thanks and big thanks!

Image ready.. why didn't I think of that myself..

Cheers

Twey
08-13-2007, 10:07 PM
You may want to slow it down a bit -- for me, at least, it's too fast to read in one pass with that font.

djr33
08-14-2007, 12:16 PM
Agreed. It took me about 5 times to be sure of what the URL is.

ruth
08-14-2007, 12:50 PM
I delayed it to 2 secs a frame.. better?