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Windows 7: Getting sig to animate?

10 May 2010   #11
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
I think it's way too big .. File size is 572KB.
You could try to install the sig with this link ..
Pictures by born2golf - Photobucket

I've cut the number of frames down to 11 .. which reduces the file size to 311KB ...
Attachment 72168
It's still too big to upload directly
When I set it up I set it up for 600x160 pixels not KB's.
But then going back to setup it didn't differentiate between pixs and kb's!


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10 May 2010   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you see Sergio's post how to center & insert your link to your sig from a hosting site like PhotoBucket ?

https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...tml#post296838
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11 May 2010   #13
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Tell me how to cut it down otherwise I won't learn how to play the game.
I'm not familiar with Jasc Animation Shop,
But the file size is determined by the picture size in Pixels .. and the number of animation frames.

If you double the picture size in pixels (HxW) ..
The number of pixels needed to make the picture takes 4 times as many...
and the file size is 4 times as large.
Then the number of frames in the animation takes that many more.

Can you reduce the height of the sig to about 100 pixels .. and use only about 10 frames for the animation ..
this should cut the file size from about 600kb to about 200KB.
Getting sig to animate?-dw5.gif
This got a little distorted when I resized the height to 100 pixels


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11 May 2010   #14
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Here's one that will probably fit and animate.

I've reduced the pixel size to 375x100 .. (Keeping it in proportional scale) ..
and reduced the Frame count to 10.

Tried to turn off the searchlite in the starting frame ...
(I think the makes the effect better since there's less frames)

Not sure if you can do this in JASC .. But I also cut the Gif color count to 128 .. (in Half)
This cuts the file size to 140KB ... I think the limit for an upload is 146KB Max
Getting sig to animate?-dw3.gif


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11 May 2010   #15
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Here's one that will probably fit and animate.

I've reduced the pixel size to 375x100 .. (Keeping it in proportional scale) ..
and reduced the Frame count to 10.

Tried to turn off the searchlite in the starting frame ...
(I think the makes the effect better since there's less frames)

Not sure if you can do this in JASC .. But I also cut the Gif color count to 128 .. (in Half)
This cuts the file size to 140KB ... I think the limit for an upload is 146KB Max
Attachment 72286
All good info. Will give it a whirl and see what happens. TIA
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11 May 2010   #16
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

NOYB,
That info you gave me works like a charm. Can't thank you enough. Now that I have the formula look out as I am about to get dangerous.
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11 May 2010   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just FYI, to close your center tag, use [/center].
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11 May 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
NOYB,
That info you gave me works like a charm. Can't thank you enough. Now that I have the formula look out as I am about to get dangerous.
Looking mighty good. Follow Jonathan's advice and use [/center] at the end.
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11 May 2010   #19
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip but I just went in and deleted the [center] on both ends and that seemed to work to.
Have a GR8T DAY to all of you!
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11 May 2010   #20
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

As far as the picture file size ..
Think in terms of how many more tiles it will require to tile a floor visibly twice as big .. (square footage)
The answer is 4 times as many .. (the square of the size ratio)

In terms of a picture ...
The file size will also be 4 times as large for a picture twice as big.

So, The first thing to worry about is the picture size .. (This hurts twice as bad )
Then, keep the frame count down.
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