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All I know about is ImageReady. You can choose a quality level. The highest level is 256 colors and 100% dithered (whatever that means). Photo quality images don't look good with anything less. The lower quality is OK with logos or things with solid colors.
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On Gimp, you could use:
Filters > Animation > Optimize

I got it down to 57kb when I tried it just now on the last version you posted.

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Well that's something at least because I would really like the finished product to have a file size at least as small as the current button-sized Runboard link (or as close as I can get at any rate). Here is my latest attempt, I used a blur and anti-aliasing on the background to smooth it some and a single shot of anti-aliasing on the running men so they would blend better with the background. I also took away one frame so the little guys didn't look like they were tripping when the animation started again. It's at 67.74kb now...

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I think its abso awesome. emoticon

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Looking good PR!

The animation thing is going to open up a whole new world to you.
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Your always sweet Erika but this is just my first fumbling attempts on animating a gif so if I can just get it to roughly the same quality level of the other Runboard links I'll be a real happy camper emoticon

Lesa, I don't really know what I am doing when I open Gimp but with the defaults I got this one at 61.7kb (but when I did the graininess comes back)...

Putting my new one next to the "official" Runboard link to see how they compare:

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Hey Skokey,

I can see how this could get addicting emoticon It is like laying out a short movie one frame at a time. I thought I would retain more detail if I started with a larger image then re-sized the final results for each image but it didn't work out that way in the end.

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To make tiny clear .gifs, it's best to build them pixel by pixel.

This is one to commemorate an incident in my wild youth. We would throw a bottle with an overhand hook shot and try to hit street signs. It was a very long time ago and I don't do it or advocate it anymore.Image

Here's a few more of my tiny creations:
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These will mess with your eyes. They are wall to wall tiled animations. Click the top left corner to go to the next one.
http://www.koehnline.com/newgifs/snaco.html

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Those were cool (and you were correct, a couple of them got me dizzy) emoticon You do all that and still say you are not a pro? They show me I have a long way to go to get decent at this...

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I didn't make those wild tiled ones on that web site. I don't have the 3D software for that.
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