gif images & logo header software

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  1. Tinagirl

    Tinagirl New Member

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    whats the best software for making gif images some realy cool logos and headrers buttons and water mark pictures??????????????

    please help with this:p
     
  2. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    i prefer adobe photoshop. photoshop is considered the industry standard for image manipulation and the likes.

    i do not use gif images anymore though. they are to bloated. jpg is what i use for most of my standard images as they offer good quality at a small file size. for transparency i think png does a much better job than gif as wel.
     
  3. Artoonie

    Artoonie New Member

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    are jpgs smaller than gifs? i always though gifs had a smaller file size, but less quality?
    and is it acceptable to use pngs on websites? from what i've learned, pngs are too large and you should try using gifs for transparency as much as possible



    If you cannot afford photoshop, the gimp is a free alternative. not as powerful, but good for simple tasks.
     
  4. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    png was developed specifically for the web. the reason i like png's for transparency is because png does a much better job at it than gif. gif does however offer better compression and thus smaller file sizes.

    gif's can offer the same quality as jpg's, however gif's are very bloated compared to jpg's and thus have a much larger file size at comparable quality.
     
  5. Tinagirl

    Tinagirl New Member

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    k I have adobe photo shop

    but I want to make some cool pictures that like move and stuff..

    Also want to watter mark some pictures in my photo gallery I add like any ware from 75 to 200 pictures at a time to my gallery so i need to be able to batch watter mark them.. I also dont have a logo for my website I would like to make something cool but not sure how to go about doing that I have a few programs but they all seem to suck...

    thanks guys for your reply:confused:
     
  6. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    you should have mentioned that. for animated images, your pretty much limited to gif, unless you know flash.
     
  7. Tinagirl

    Tinagirl New Member

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    hi all

    Yeah well I dont know how to do flash yet just getting started with dreamweaver im got most of it down.. I so how do i make ome cool gif images let me know please...


    thanks again for your reply
     
  8. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    if you have photoshop/image ready, image ready has the ability to create animated gif's. if you don't, just do a search on the web, i am sure their are some free apps out their for creating such files.

    you will need to create each frame of your animation individually. basically all an animated gif (or anything animated or film for that matter) does is play a bunch of images in sequence.
     
  9. Tinagirl

    Tinagirl New Member

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    hi again

    yes I do have photoshop just dont know how to make jif init I guess im just a dumb girl....
     
  10. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Tinagirl

    Tinagirl New Member

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    Thanks I will take a look...

    I didnt know I could make gif in photo shop...

    Thanks allot
     

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