Re: GIFS on web pages

Barry Kopulos (Barry.Kopulos@wininfonet.mb.ca)
Wed, 26 Jul 1995 11:27:01 -0500 (CDT)


Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 11:27:01 -0500 (CDT)
From: Barry Kopulos <Barry.Kopulos@wininfonet.mb.ca>
To: Mike Sandburg <mikesand@northnet.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, Barry.Kopulos@wininfonet.mb.ca
Subject: Re: GIFS on web pages
In-Reply-To: <9507260434.AA25962@Aldus.NorthNet.org>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950726112634.16479B-100000@access.mbnet.mb.ca>

Can I find this program GIFTRANS through your home page or know where to 
obatin. Thanks for the info.

On Wed, 26 Jul 1995, Mike Sandburg wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Jul 1995 22:30:17 -0500 (CDT) Barry Kopulos wrote:
> 
> >I have a hoempage on the web and would like to put osme gifs on it and 
> >want to know if it is in anon-gif format currentl what specs should I use 
> >to convert it. I mean how many colors shoud it be in 16/64/256 and what 
> >size pixels shoud it be. Also should it be 
> >interlaced/non-interlaced,transparency.
> >
> >What woudl be the best program to use to help me ge my gifs uponto the 
> >page. I have the GIF construction kit,graphcis workshop-heard about 
> >painter anyone know of this one?
> >
> 
> Dear Barry,
> 
> I've had best results with 256 colors.  16 color gifs are too grainy when
> reduced to a size appropriate for web pages.  Interlaced gifs seem to load
> faster on some browsers, but I find that interlacing is probably best
> reserved for larger gifs.  Transparency can add a touch of class to the
> right gifs, but it really depends on the image and how you wish to use it.
> The only way I know to do transparency is with a program called "Giftrans".
> I use CorelDraw 5 to create most of my images, LView or Paint Shop Pro to
> crop & fine tune them, then use Giftrans to make them transparent.  It's
> quite a process, but I think the results are worth all the effort.  
> 
> You can take a look at some of my work at:
>      
>      http://www.entrepreneurs.net/singles/
> 
> I hope these comments help.  
> 
> Other folks probably do things a lot differently, especially on machines
> other than a PC.  If anybody else has a better system in the PC environment,
> I'd sure like to hear it.
> 
> Have fun,
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
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