What do you guys use to edit animated *.gif files?

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  1. Matt308

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    Any suggestions for reducing physical size or file size (memory)?
     
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    I use Adobe Imageready to edit gifs...God knows if I can remember how...
     
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    Is that a free download or must I purchase?
     
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    Well I used a crack for mine...You gotta pay normally I think...
     
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    I use this, it's pretty basic, just drag and drop check loop or not, but it's free
    UnFREEz
    oh wait u mean edit? use ImageReady, it comes with Adobe Photoshop
    the link is for MAKING animated GIFs
     
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    Yeah, I did the same for mine. You should be able to it in both Photoshop and Imageready (although I never looked into it), there should be tutorials on the web.
     
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    Imageready also...

    You can edit in Photoshop or Imageready, and switch between the two with a handy button...

    To reduce file sizes you need to:

    a) Reduce the colours to the acceptable minimum - say from 256 to 16

    b) Reduce the overall size of the image

    c) Reduce the actual number of frames in the animation if possible

    If you post it here, I might be able to fix it - but there are limits to what you can do.. ;)
     
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    Thanks guys for the info! Appreciate it.
     
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