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How Optimize your GIF in Photoshop When Converting RGB to Indexed Color

Selecting "Indexed Color" under the "Mode" menupad, presents this dialog. This is where you can perform some Bandwidth Conservation Magic. By using different combinations of these options you can create an image that is a fraction of the bytesize of the original.

We think the best overall results occur when you use an Adaptive Palette. The form below mimics this dialog and will present you with a reference and comparison image. The image was created using KPT Bryce and the iterations were opened and saved using Adobe Photoshop 2.5.1 for the Macintosh. The resulting GIF files were interlaced using GIF Converter.

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