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nomedo
08-05-05, 21:59
hi, i need some help.
i think it looks so cool when someone has a gif avatar, so i dicided to make one myself http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
but the problem is that they are too many layers, so they are pretty ugly @10KB...
and i dont know any other ways to compress them.
anyway which one do u think i should use???
1.Lara gets ready for another adventure http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05180/laraready.gif http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05180/laraready5.gif
original-compressed to 10KB

2.Tomb Raider:Nomedo logo http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05180/trnomedo.gif http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05180/trnomedo3.gif http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05180/trnomedo4.gif
original-max color-max size

nomedo
08-05-05, 22:02
3.Shooting lara http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05180/trpang-nomedowidescreen.gif http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05180/trpang-nomedowidescreen2.gif
original-max@10KB

4."not any of those, i can make u a better one" ;)

so wich one should i choose: 1,2,3 or 4???

UNDERTAKER
08-05-05, 22:26
WOW! Excellent stuff. I think you should choose the large avatar no. 1 "Lara gets ready for another adventure".

Taker Fan
08-05-05, 22:28
Yep me too!

Kay
08-05-05, 23:08
Same! Its verrrry coooel http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Joseph
09-05-05, 00:48
It is very nervous! :D

[ 09. May 2005, 01:49: Message edited by: joseph ]

nomedo
09-05-05, 13:07
well i do like the first one most too. thats the fisrt one i made.
but its the smaller ones that are the right size.
and the small version of no1 isnt very good. :(

tlr online
09-05-05, 13:14
Both of those are too large I'm afraid. Avatars must be no larger than 10K.

nomedo
09-05-05, 13:44
tlr online. isnt there any way that i can put them up on my site and just link the avatar.?
its really hard to make a gif @10kb if they arent just 2-3 frames and 5 colors...

theres no problem i can make those fit 10k...
i just make them a few pixels smaller.
so if i finally deside to to use any of them, they will be max 9,9KB http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Joseph
09-05-05, 13:49
isnt there any way that i can put them up on my site and just link the avatar.?
No, we don't do that. All avatars must reside on the forum's server. ;)

Joseph
09-05-05, 13:51
Btw: the small one is 10,272 kb. That's all right i guess. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

[ 09. May 2005, 14:52: Message edited by: joseph ]

ELEN
09-05-05, 13:56
I'm afraid, no exceptions are made.

[ 09. May 2005, 14:57: Message edited by: ELEN ]

yesrushdt
09-05-05, 14:44
What program do you use to create animated GIFs Nomedo? I use Ulead and have a problem compressing them down without losing most if not all color.

nomedo
09-05-05, 15:09
thanks yesrushdt.
ill try that one http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
ive been using photoshop, but the only way to make the file smaller there is to take away colors or pixels...

elen. u dont have to worry, im not gonna use a pic that is over 10KB.

Cato
09-05-05, 18:49
I love the Second one! So clever!