Originally Posted by crazyforinfo
I have 6 images that are 3k each and I am trying to animate them but the file size is always bigger than 25k. What would you recommend doing to the images to get the animation at 25k or less? The images are 100x100.
Note that my animated avatar is 50 X 50, which is supposed to be the maximum size unless you are a premium member. I note that yours is 100 X 100 and seems to be working fine so I do not know why you think you have a problem. You will also note that I have the same spiral in my siggy which I did not animate. My photo editor has a GIF editor so that I can control all of these parameters. But like I say, your avatar appears to be working fine. So what I want to know is how you were able to get a 100 X 100 unless you are a premium member.
BTW, a 50 X 50 size is 1/4 that of a 100 x 100 (not 1/2). I just went back and looked at your avatar and I see only three photos which I see is using 25K. There should be a control in your GIF editor to adjust this. If your setting was 50 X 50, you could get 12 photos in 25K. So, you could change the size to something like 75 X 75 and get all six. Just try that for a start because it works for me. Another factor is the resolution (ppi) of your photos. Having a resolution of higher than 72 will not improve the quality and gobbles up space. So, if the resolution of your photos are greater than 72, change the resolution. Most people these days have their camera set for the highest megapixels they can get which is great for printing, but not for the internet. That is why I always set my camera to 640 X 480 when I know I am just going to use the photo on the internet. The same kind of thinking applies to siggys, my siggy is at 72 ppi. Also, if you are using a JPEG such as my siggy, you can compress it up to ten times with no noticeable difference. You cannot do this with a GIF but you can try the things I have mentioned. Good Luck! The next time I see a posting from you I am confident I will see six pictures! (I still want to know if you are a premium member to be able to get the 100 X 100 avatar.)