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    on some forums i see animated pics for their avatar. i want to make one, how?
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    I'm not sure that you qualify for an avatar on this forum. Anyways, those are animated .gif images. As long as you stick to the byte and dimension requirements for a given forum and they allow .gif images for avatars, you are in business! That's assuming you know how to make an animated .gif image. I use animation shop. There are many other programs available for this though.
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    I usually use Flash to make animated GIFs. Flash 8 is not that great at exporting to GIF, only 1 layer is allowed

    I haven't seen how good Flash CS3 is at making them though.

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    ok i have 54 images totaling 11 megs.

    this size is 320 x 240

    its bmp, so when converted to gif it should reduce in size

    and also i want to lower the dimensions to 220 x 140 or 120 x 40

    and when the 54 images are cycled through, i want them to play in reverse, then forward, then reverse, etc for ever.

    is there an easy program that can do this?

    im using this one that html goodies recomended, but its difficult to use. and it seems to play a little slow, and i cant get it to reverse/forward/reverse/forward, and it doesnt let me change the size...
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    Sounds a bit ambitious for an avatar. The dimensions could work, especially the 120 x 40. But, 54 frames cycling forward and backward would require 107 total frames. Animation Shop can compress by reusing those portions of the images that remain the same between frames and .gif compression is fairly good as well. However, your final image would probably be a bit byte heavy nonetheless.

    Still, you wouldn't really know until you tried. Someone very experienced with making gif animations would probably be able to tell in advance the likely byte outcome, but since I am only an occasional gif animator, that would be beyond me. Even an expert would need to see the raw frames, as the complexity of each would dictate the possible outcomes.

    There are probably free online animated gif makers that you could find using Google, but for optimal compression/resolution, you would want a program of your own. I hear that The Gimp (free) can do this sort of thing, but with a free or commercial program of any real power, you would either need someone well versed in its intricacies or be willing to learn it yourself.
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    However, your final image would probably be a bit byte heavy nonetheless.
    not mentioning what 256 colours do to animations

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    the gimp has a function that turns each layer into a frame for an animation.
    heres a grayscale anim, 40 frames, 50x50px, less than 10kb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxxertrumps View Post
    the gimp has a function that turns each layer into a frame for an animation.
    heres a grayscale anim, 40 frames, 50x50px, less than 10kb.
    That's a good example of what I am talking about in a way. It is small, low res and relatively uncomplicated. 10kb is pushing it for an avatar. If you want 256 colors, high res, more detail, more than double the number of frames, and a larger size, the numbers start to climb quickly.
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    the first two i made are attached

    the other one is here http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c7...b1022/w00t.gif
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