Photos make poor animated GIFs
posted by Kravvitz at 2:10 PM on Feb. 17th, 2011Categories: Miscellaneous, Web Images 0 comments
Please don't turn photos into animated GIFs. Most photographs, by their very nature, use thousands, if not millions, of individual colors. The GIF image format, however, is limited to a maximum of 256 colors per image (and for animated GIFs all frames have to share the same palette of 256 colors). I don't know whether most Web users notice when an image has been overly limited in the colors used to display it that the natural gradients found in photos are absent. But it certainly bothers me and I'm not even a graphical designer.
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