How do I upload animated gifs as pages?

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How do I upload animated gifs as pages?

Postby skoolar » June 21st, 2019, 8:22 pm

I've done it in the past but it seems that I cant anymore? but my old animated still work.
I uploaded a new page and it appeared to be converted to a still .jpg.

old page that works: http://chainletter.smackjeeves.com/comi ... 8-page-25/
new page that doesn't work: http://chainletter.smackjeeves.com/comi ... 0-page-13/
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Re: How do I upload animated gifs as pages?

Postby eishiya » June 22nd, 2019, 10:32 am

Pages that are larger than the file size limit (500kb for comics without subscriptions, 2MB and 5MB for the two subscription types) get compressed, which kills animations. This even affects off-site links. Old pages are grandfathered in, they were not updated when the site was uploaded to compress large files.

You can avoid this issue by making sure your images are small enough to fit under the limit. If you need a larger limit, subscriptions are a good option, but for most animations, you can probably get your files under 500kb with some clever palette management and gif optimization (e.g. sharing a palette between all frames instead of having a per-frame palette, using a slightly smaller palette, making sure the frames are stored as differences from the previous frame rather than storing the whole frame). Optimizing your gif depends on the software you use. If none of your software gives you advanced GIF options, try https://ezgif.com/optimize to see if it gives you good results.
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Re: How do I upload animated gifs as pages?

Postby skoolar » June 22nd, 2019, 4:38 pm

Thanks for the help, I'll do that!
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