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Old 04-25-2017, 02:02 PM   #3
Bo Aakerstrom
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If your client needs the animations to work on a smartphone or tablet, Flash is a non-starter as it does not work on those browsers. All people will see is a black square/rectangle.

I've had to learn how to make GIFs recently for a project. It is quite addictive once you get going. I use GIMP, but PhotoShop would be good for this as well.

For more complex animations you could use AfterEffects and export as a GIF.

By the way, the image you linked to started life a a vector graphic with a limited number of colours and the frames are set to combine - meaning only the differences between one frame and the next changes. Hence it plays smoothly. GIFs doesn't have to be grainy unless you want them to be.

If you open the image in PhotoShop you should see all the 40 frames and how long they are set to show (80ms).

   
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