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Re: Animated Gif with SVG

From: Marc Verstaen <marc@beatware.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 09:22:42 -0700
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040427162230.43DFA1B3393@mail.liveassets.com>

Matthias,

I am afraid there is no way around generating as many jpeg or png images as
you have frames in your animated gif. Then playing with visibility should do
the trick.

The problem is that gif does a descent job at optimizing the file size by
comparing successive frame and caching the common parts. You will loose this
optimization and the resulting svg file will be slightly bigger than the
original gif file.

You can lower the size by using a jpeg compression with a higher loss
(something that gif cannot do). If you are manipulating pictures with a lot
of colors and gradients, you can be OK after all...

Marc

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Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2004 12:25:18 GMT

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