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Part 12. Building Web Files > Task 3 How to Optimize GIF Color Sets

Task 3 How to Optimize GIF Color Sets

The more you work with GIF conversion, the more you realize that the most critical step is in mapping the original colors to a minimal yet representative table set. To most people, it sounds inconceivable that 32 colors can replace the thousands of colors in an image. Although you can do it, you must be careful about which colors you keep and which you throw away.

1. Open and Save File in Photoshop

With your image open in Photoshop, select File, Save for Web. The Save For Web dialog box opens and Photoshop creates a duplicate image, leaving the original image untouched. Click the Optimized tab to select it.


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