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theamilien
09-17-2010, 05:08 PM
Hey all.

I was just wondering, as the question states, what file format do animated avatars take?

Thanks :)

Syroc
09-17-2010, 05:09 PM
.gif, I assume.

jwwphotos
09-17-2010, 05:19 PM
Yup.. animated gif's What is cool is each frame can have a different timing, so unlike a movie you can simply increase the time of one frame if it is to be seen a bit longer than others.

TjoxYorro
09-17-2010, 05:20 PM
How do you guys make your own gifs?? I normally just search the interwebz for them.

jwwphotos
09-17-2010, 05:25 PM
I use Adobe Fireworks.

TjoxYorro
09-17-2010, 05:46 PM
I can try that :p

theamilien
09-17-2010, 08:14 PM
Ahh, Thanks guys. :)

Weretigr
09-17-2010, 08:38 PM
I use Adobe Photoshop =) (CS5, but CS4 works, and maybe CS3)

If you have an older photoshop, you just combine it with Adobe Image Ready

jwwphotos
09-17-2010, 08:40 PM
I have Photoshop and still use Fireworks for this kind of stuff. :p

Fishrock123
09-17-2010, 08:51 PM
How much does fireworks cost...?

theamilien
09-17-2010, 11:26 PM
I used photoshop to create an animated avatar, but it saved as a .mp4.

Can you set photoshop to save animation files as .GIF's ?

YEAH_NAH
09-17-2010, 11:41 PM
when it asks for the name type:
*enternamehere*.gif and it should work

VnGamer234
09-18-2010, 04:39 AM
The only way I know how to make gifs is with Gimp...which is indeed free if you want to try it. I haven't figured it out yet. You have to download a separate package to make animated stuff. (GAP - Gimp Animation Package)

Arkei
09-18-2010, 04:44 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that the answer is gif. APNGs aren't supported by all browsers and are much bigger files.

Gui_Rike
09-18-2010, 11:45 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that the answer is gif. APNGs aren't supported by all browsers and are much bigger files.
You are wrong
http://animatedpng.com/index.php/category/samples/