TechFriday: A better way to handle animated gifs –

Posted By on May 2, 2014

robineggsI’m not a big fan of animated GIFs primarily due to the hosting and viewing overhead (large file size), not to mention their usually annoying content. But resizing web site which  significantly reduces the size and associated overhead with such large files can make sharing them a tad bit easier.

The simple web app resizes plump GIFs, or even video clips to a fraction of the original size using HTML5 video code. The “hatched robin eggs” example is an iPhone5 trimmed 6-second video plumped as an animated GIF to 7MB. It was uploaded and compressed by GFYCAT  to a more manageable, but still large, 570KB.
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