Animated GIF export - how can I reduce size?


Any advice how can I decrease the GIF size while/after saving?
It is about 3MB, but customer needs animated GIF for website that is max 500kb.

When I try to use online GIF optimizers, they lower quality so bad :frowning:


I recommend opening your GIF in Photoshop, where you can adjust the color palette, resolution, and number of frames. Once you do that, you can then drag your image into a tool like Imageoptim.

Here’s a nice set of tips:

Essentially you’re balancing a few things:

  1. Resolution
  2. Frame rate
  3. Number of colors (out of a possible 256)
  4. Length of animation

Make sure you don’t have any frames that repeat – that can add a lot of additional weight.

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