JPEG to GIF without color problem?

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afaT

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Im having this serious problem (not serious, but I need answers plz >.<) with GIF and JPEG images.

Currently im working with my signature picture, and when I was almost done I changed it to GIF just to see how it looked like. The colours went crazy >.<. It looks really bad, and I dont want to set it as my signature picture.

So, heres my question: How do I change from JPEG to GIF without freaking up the colours?

P.S: I used Paint when I changed the image and changed the file from JPEG to GIF. Not the best program, but I dont got anything else :\

Ah, btw. If a thread like this already exist im sorry. I didnt find the thread (let me see, 61 pages to browse through). You can delete it if you want if there is a thread about this or close to. Thx in advance

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  • Mar 21, 2006
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Uhm GIF supports less colors then JPEG.
Their is no work around.
Eventough GIF should support all web safe colors.
So i advise using web safe colors.

Try IrfanView, ACDSee, Google Picasa, Photoshop Elements,...
Most of those can convert images. Some can even use batching.

Just never use MS Paint for this type of stuff, its only good for quick screenshots.

  • Mar 21, 2006

Devildude

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ACD see is your best alternative if you are lazy to go www.download.com and get a temporary version of Photoshop which is by far better.

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afaT

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Ah, thx thx ^^. This helped really much ^^.

I know that Paint is not the best, but as I said, I dont got other programs to deal with. I wished that I could get something more useful when dealing with imagens and designing stuff, but unforutnately, I dont got what I need XD

This will surely help ^^

Quote by DevildudeACD see is your best alternative if you are lazy to go www.download.com and get a temporary version of Photoshop which is by far better.

About that downloading website, is it legal? o.o (I mean, legal to download it)

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  • Mar 21, 2006

BossMac

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Quote by afaTAbout that downloading website, is it legal? o.o (I mean, legal to download it)

Download.com is a legal distributor. Don't worry about anything being pirated.

If you're really trying to get the colors right, its really best if the file to be converted was already specifically designed for the web. But yeah, trying out some conversion tools will save you some trouble.

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Tama-Neko

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You might want to get GIMP, which is a free image program that should be able to handle jpg to gif conversions much easier and give you more control over the final image. The program with GIF is that it only supports 256 colors while JPG supports thousands, so in converting, the image program must compress the color range of the JPG into a GIF. The best way to do this is to use "dither" which uses a dotted pattern of colors to simulate a smooth transition.

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Mmmmmmmm. This is a tough one.
Since GIF format was designed to carry web pictures, there are some palettes which contains the full color range within the GIF picture format.
Photoshop may help you. Try to use simple pictures wihtin a very same color range, then save the file to see which changes may affect your work. This is a useful technique, uff!

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BossMac

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Oh yeah, I completely forgot about The GIMP. Try it out:

http://www.gimp.org/

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Try opening your file in Adobe Photoshop then press (Shift+Ctrl+M) to edit to ImageReady then you can make it into a Gif.

  • Mar 22, 2006
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You'll always lose colours when converting to GIF, however by using smeting like the Save For Web feature from Photoshop (or equivalent) you can minimise the 'damage' you do to the image in the conversion process.

  • Mar 24, 2006
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I forgot to mention the url of the IrfanView website.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Seems like they added filters in the new version.
It might sound stupid but ImageMagic can do this type of stuff from commandline.

  • Mar 27, 2006

Alazuli

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For jpeg: Photoshop and set the quality to 12 or 10 or somewhere around there.
For gif: Adobe Imageready and 'Save Optimized As'

  • Mar 29, 2006
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Alazuli, thanks for reminding me I forgot that part to say. After you open it in Adobe Photoshop, then by pressing (Ctrl+Shift+M) then you will go to Adobe ImageReady. Then after that, refer now to what Alazuli said.

By the way, their are many things you want to add to your picture if it is in Gif.

  • Apr 07, 2006

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