maybe I'm missing something, but I just can't find a way of optimising GIFs without making them look awful( , Sun 12 Aug 2012, 2:39, archived)
Er, reducing the colour palette can work, bit of loss - not too much.
Smaller image dimensions -( , Sun 12 Aug 2012, 2:43, archived)
less fewer frames
yeah, I get the fewer frames, smaller, etc
but I sometimes see GIFs on here that look great and are still small and I just can't seem to get the same results.( , Sun 12 Aug 2012, 2:49, archived)
you can make the gif small,
but when you post it add some html magic *pointy arrow left* img width="300" src="YOUR_FILE_URL"( , Sun 12 Aug 2012, 3:12, archived)