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How to optimize an animated GIF

Do you want to make your GIF animations smaller to save space? Learn how to do it easily and quickly here.

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GIFs are short animated images for humor or entertainment. You can reduce the size of GIF images if you want to send files while minimizing their size. The web tool “online-convert.com” offers the simplest option for this. GIMP also makes it easy to compress GIFs. Let’s see how you can reduce the size of your GIF collection both online and offline.

How to reduce GIF size with an online tool

How to optimize an animated GIF
  1. Open the GIF converter and drag and drop your file(s) into the field. Alternatively, upload the GIF via “Choose File.”
How to optimize an animated GIF
  1. You can now change the settings to reduce the size of your GIF: Select “Best” under “Compress.” This will reduce the size of the GIF without any significant reduction in quality. If color is not mandatory, you can reduce the file size even further with the “Grayscale” or “Monochrome” (black and white) options.
  1. If you’re happy with your choice, click “Start” to begin the compression. You can then save your GIF in its reduced size.

How to reduce GIF size with GIMP

How to optimize an animated GIF
  1. Open GIMP and simply drag the GIF into the workspace. Then click on “Image” and on “Scale Image.”
  1. In the Scale Image option, select the optimal image size. The smaller a GIF becomes, the less space it takes up. Cubic interpolation ensures that the picture quality is preserved after scaling. Click “Scale” to confirm.
  1. Save your scaled GIF by clicking “File” and then either “Overwrite” if you don’t need the original file anymore, or “Export as…” if you want to preserve both the new and old files.

Summary

  1. Visit the website www.online-convert.com and use the GIF converter.
  2. You must first upload a GIF. Drag and drop the file into the file area or choose “Choose File” to do this.
  3. Now you can change various settings to reduce the size of the GIF: Select the setting “Best” under “Compress.” This will reduce the size of the GIF without reducing the quality. If your GIF can also be black and white, you can reduce the file size even further with the “Grayscale” or “Monochrome” setting.
  4. You can also specify a custom width and height under “Change Size.”
  5. When you have made your choices, click “Start.” You may now download your GIF since it has been compressed.