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Gasprom Group: Member - Total Posts: 1
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Highquality GIF creation, quality standard, what's good what's bad?
Posted on: 04/02/14 04:44AM
Hi Gelbooru

Let's talk about gifs. I got a little GIF creating frenzy yesterday (was bad idea because of 1st April and the open moderator mayhem) But i wanted to ask what's your most effective method in creating a good HQ gif and what the quality standards are?

I came across this tutorial: imgur.com/gallery/r5qmc
I am using this method personally with a few customizations so it let's me create acceptable gifs like this: gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=2216873

I also got the program VIDGIF which is very straight forward and low time effort, the results are gifs like this with the characteristic dot pixelation: gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=2215563


The quality standard is the next thing, common sense of course tells me the more quality the better, but where does Gelbooru draw the line? Is the dot pixelation considered acceptable?

Filesize: Personally i try to aim for the maximum filesize allowed so i have room to work with, downside is that you can't embed it properly and people with slow internet might have troubles loading fast enough. Small filesize is more versatile imo, you can embed a few under a Hentai blog post for instance, but they not so pleasing for the eyes. So what is prefereable?


I am really motivated to contribute some nice gifs from various Hentai, so if you have time, share your knowledge how to create amazing GIFs and what you preference for filesize, quality, resolution, workflow, etc. is.

Thanks in advance for replys!
Gasprom

Xander Group: Unofficial Gardener's Guild - Total Posts: 111
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Posted on: 04/02/14 01:03PM
I suggest not to optimize, leave the gif to the original quality, just reduce size a bit if necessary.

Jerl Group: Administrator's Pet - Total Posts: 3978
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Posted on: 04/02/14 01:51PM
We generally won't delete a GIF for compression unless it's really bad, but we would prefer that you leave the GIF as high-quality as possible. We would also prefer that the resolution be as large as possible as well, just keep in mind that our samples aren't animated, so it's a good idea to keep your GIF small enough that it isn't given a sample version. We aren't concerned with the filesize of the GIF.

We also don't allow direct hotlinking of images for people to embed them in other sites, so that isn't a concern.

Xander Group: Unofficial Gardener's Guild - Total Posts: 111
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Posted on: 04/03/14 11:30AM
I tryed the same program: GIMP, it automatically optimizes gifs and I can't find the way to keep them at max resolution.

terabyte151 Group: Member - Total Posts: 12
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Posted on: 04/05/14 01:27AM
If only we could use webm-encoded video instead of gifs. :\ It's far better compression, less artifacts, and less cpu cycles to render/view for clients.

Anti_Gendou Group: Unofficial Gardener's Guild - Total Posts: 3797
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Posted on: 04/05/14 01:44AM
We don't even do flash support...

I feel like I only use gifs for discovery purposes anyway. Its my gateway to the actual product that has sound and better quality. Faith in gifs is never guaranteed.

Priss87 Group: Member - Total Posts: 34
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Posted on: 04/22/14 12:26AM
Jerl said:
We generally won't delete a GIF for compression unless it's really bad, but we would prefer that you leave the GIF as high-quality as possible. We would also prefer that the resolution be as large as possible as well, just keep in mind that our samples aren't animated, so it's a good idea to keep your GIF small enough that it isn't given a sample version. We aren't concerned with the filesize of the GIF.

We also don't allow direct hotlinking of images for people to embed them in other sites, so that isn't a concern.


Just to make sure: say the video source from where I'm doing my gif is 1920x1080. Is it okay to leave it at that?

Jerl Group: Administrator's Pet - Total Posts: 3978
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Posted on: 04/22/14 12:31AM
Yes, it's fine, but not recommended. Animated GIFs larger than our sample threshold will not show animation unless users view the full images. Animated GIFs at 1080p will also load very slowly even if you do load the full-size image. The final consequence of this is that a lot of users won't even think it's animated at all.

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