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Chapter 8. Animation in a GIF > GIF Optimization Techniques

GIF Optimization Techniques

There are essentially four techniques for reducing GIF file sizes, and these techniques typically must be combined to produce the level of compression required for good performance on the Web. They are as follows, and I discuss them in detail in this section:

  • Frame reduction.

  • Frame-differencing optimization.

  • LZW-compression optimization.

  • Color reduction.


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