.GIF quality

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whenever i save an image with a .GIF extension the quality of the image is really bad even when i save with the highest settings possible (in photoshop). Does anyone know a way of getting round this problem?
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i have only even noticed this in macromedia fireworks.
normall the "Save for Web" Corrects any problems and optimizes the image...
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i didn't even know about feature! (only been using photoshop for a few weeks). thanks the quality of my image seems to be fine now. before i was just using the save as option.
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hehe, no problem ;)
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Depending on the image, different dithering methods can improve the quality somewhat.
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i changed the dithering percentage around a bit but ended up leaving it on 100% because it was the only way i could get the image looking good quality
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Actually, I was refering to the dithering method used, not the percentage: Diffusion, pattern and noise. Typically, Diffusion will work the best but I've had a few images benefit from using pattern or noise.
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oh right sorry. i'm still a bit of a n00b at photoshop. i don't even know half of the features it has yet. :lol:
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No need for apologies. I should have been more clear. :)
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If you use the save for web option instead of save as you will be able to preview the image and see what it will look like, sometimes its better to save it in jpg format :D
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yeah i usualy save in jpg format but it was an animated gif so i had no option
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I save in four formats

tiff
jpg
gif
psd

I also always optimize them to max.
Also dpi is very important to me.
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oh I see yes you have no option, except I think you can do animated in png but dont quote me on that.

did you make sure the image was in RGB before you saved it into GIF?

I had the same problem with a bunch of jpg images I wanted to animate, they came out really pixelated.
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Ive dont the same thing when I was messing around on it. Took me forever to figure it out. :lol:
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Emersed wrote:
I also always optimize them to max.
Also dpi is very important to me.


If you are working all digital (never going to print what you work on), DPI is the least important thing, and should be left at 72.
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Generally for web graphics, I use .jpg for photographs and detail or complicated graphics, and .gif for simple graphics.

The "save for web" feature in Photoshop is invaluable when you are using these simple graphics.

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