Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a 2.0 mb gif I want to make smaller, preferably by dropping some frames.

Is there a command line utility or a program that will do it for me automatically?

Thanks.

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers

You can use the GimpInstall gimp to remove some frames from the GIF as well as re-optimizing the file by saving it back to a GIF again.

share|improve this answer
add comment

ImageOptim uses Gifsicle for its Gif compression. As far as I know, it works quite well (I don't generally use Gif these days). From their site:

Optimize your animations! This stores only the changed portion of each frame, and can radically shrink your GIFs. You can also use transparency to make them even smaller. Gifsicle’s optimizer is pretty powerful, and usually reduces animations to within a couple bytes of the best commercial optimizers.

share|improve this answer
add comment

You can optimize your .gif file on Gimp easily.

Just Save as .gif and then compress or you can save in other extension as .jpeg or other.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.