GIF export - how can I reduce size


(greta) #1

Hey!

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:

Thanks


#2

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: https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/10-ways-to-optimize-an-animated-gif-file--psd-34649

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.