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Shane Newville 2 years ago • updated 1 year ago 6

First of all, I love FlipaClip and use it like a mad man. I like to share my animations on Twitter, but Twitter is limited to 5MB files. There is a lot of unnecessary data included within the default FlipaClip export settings. For example: indexed colors I don't use or need when Im only using black and white w a solid white background. When my animation is too large I end up having using Adobe Fireworks to optimize my gif files. One thing I've done is removing unused colors. That alone took down my 5.88MB file to down 3.25MB. I have very limited knowledge of the best way to optimize but I do see a need for it. Please consider some quality options or better indexing for a future update. Thanks for making such a simple great app for creative people like me.

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Improved GIF output has been added to the latest release of FlipaClip.

OOps. Forgot to login before posting this.

Fixed it... now you are the post owner.

I want to also mention that when I open an exported GIF animation in
Adobe Fireworks it shows that there are 256 colors in the
default index exported frin FlipaClip, even if the only colors I
used were black and white. If I click "rebuild" index it will at
least look at what is used and brings it down to 19 colors. Still
though I think it could do better by removing all colors other than
black and white if that is what i used. Again, please look into
this. Im sure there is a better way. I still don't know much about
what I'm saying. I just see the difference in results I get from
testing optimizations for the gif file I exported.

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Thanks for the details on this subject. Yes, the GIF output is bad. We are using FFmpeg open source project to generate them. They recently seem to have improved their code and we hope we can update it to provide better GIF quality images with a lower size. Any updates I post them here. Thanks!

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Improved GIF output has been added to the latest release of FlipaClip.