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From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Subject: Re: GIF tool comparison
Date: 5 Mar 2019 08:22:26
Message: <5c7e7812$1@news.povray.org>
Hi(gh)!

On 05.03.19 05:37, Mike Horvath wrote:

> I wouldn't know what to do with the source code sadly. But I would be 
> willing to test a Windows executable.

What Windows version do you use?

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: GIF tool comparison
Date: 7 Mar 2019 02:38:09
Message: <5c80ca61$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/5/2019 8:25 AM, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:
> Hi(gh)!
> 
> On 05.03.19 05:37, Mike Horvath wrote:
> 
>> I wouldn't know what to do with the source code sadly. But I would be 
>> willing to test a Windows executable.
> 
> What Windows version do you use?
> 
> See you in Khyberspace!
> 
> Yadgar


I use mostly Windows 7 but also Windows 10 depending.


Mike


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From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Subject: Re: GIF tool comparison
Date: 8 Mar 2019 13:52:33
Message: <5c82b9f1$1@news.povray.org>
Hi(gh)!

On 07.03.19 08:38, Mike Horvath wrote:

> I use mostly Windows 7 but also Windows 10 depending.
> 
> 
> Mike

That's fine! I will install DEV-CPP on my Windows 7 and compile yip for 
you! But be aware that its development is far from finished, and even 
some of the already implemented features are not fully functional yet!

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: GIF tool comparison
Date: 9 Mar 2019 02:31:56
Message: <5c836bec$1@news.povray.org>
On 8-3-2019 19:55, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:
> Hi(gh)!
> 
> On 07.03.19 08:38, Mike Horvath wrote:
> 
>> I use mostly Windows 7 but also Windows 10 depending.
>>
>>
>> Mike
> 
> That's fine! I will install DEV-CPP on my Windows 7 and compile yip for 
> you! But be aware that its development is far from finished, and even 
> some of the already implemented features are not fully functional yet!
> 

Be aware though that Windows 7 is almost finished: January 2020. Is it 
worth the while? Better to make the effort for Widows 10, I guess...

-- 
Thomas


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: GIF tool comparison
Date: 9 Mar 2019 09:35:01
Message: <web.5c83ce6def2b6ccb765e06870@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:

> Be aware though that Windows 7 is almost finished: January 2020. Is it
> worth the while? Better to make the effort for Widows 10, I guess...

I hated 8 and 8.1.   Not ever doing 10 if I can help it.
Really trying to transition over to Linux and open-source, non-proprietary
software.

Too much lying, spying, stealing, unwanted/unneeded auto-updates, data-mining,
etc.


Mike, have you tried IrfanView for conversion?
How about Paint.Net?


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: GIF tool comparison
Date: 13 Mar 2019 05:14:03
Message: <5c88c9db$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/9/2019 9:32 AM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Mike, have you tried IrfanView for conversion?
> How about Paint.Net?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

I don't have IrfanView installed, and Paint.net apparently requires a 
plugin to do animations. (I tried without the plugin and it only 
recognized the first frame.)


Mike


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: GIF tool comparison
Date: 20 Jul 2020 03:10:02
Message: <web.5f15428def2b6ccb79416a1f0@news.povray.org>
Hi there, I know this thread is over a year old but I recently needed to make an
animated .GIF. I also did some comparisons and found a combination of tools that
produced excellent results. Here's what I did:

1. Use IrfanView to reduce the images to 256 colors (no dithering, check the
"Use best color quality" box)

2. Use Photoshop to create the animated .GIF.

Using Photoshop to reduce the bit depth of the images produced surprisingly poor
results. I also tried Paint.net. On-line .GIF making utilities were even worse.
My final product is attached for comparison.

IrfanView is also a great tool to compare animated .GIFs because it can play
them magnified.

Mike, if you don't have Photoshop and you'd like to give it a try let me know
and I'll make the .GIF for you.

Have a great day!

Kind regards,
Dave Blandston


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