I want to resize such an animated GIF file do.gif enter image description here

If I do convert do.gif -resize 24x24\! do-24.gif I get it resized in do-24.gif but not animated enter image description here

How to resize it right way to get the same animation?

up vote 51 down vote accepted

first run:

convert do.gif -coalesce temporary.gif


convert -size <original size> temporary.gif -resize 24x24 smaller.gif
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    -coalesce "creates a complete view of the animation at each point, a bit like a true film strip, rather than an animation sequence. Such a sequence, known as a Coalesced Animation is much easier to study, edit, modify and re-optimize." – sam Aug 12 '13 at 19:26
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    gifsicle --resize 24x24 > do-24.gif can to this too – sam Aug 14 '13 at 2:20
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    Note that the coalesced view is much larger than the optimized one (3.2 times in my test), and the resizing produces a coalesced image, which can also be larger than the original in file size (2.3 times in my test) even if the resolution is smaller. When I try resizing directly it looks fine and has a small file size, though maybe it just works for this image. – endolith Dec 27 '14 at 21:49
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    gifsicle produced a much better, optimized output for my use case. Thanks @sam! – sj26 Jul 15 '16 at 8:43
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    convert temporary.gif -resize 24x24 smaller.gif works for me.,without specifying input size. – AMB Aug 21 '16 at 17:24

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