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Eep question on the quality of gif

Using: Photoshop CS4

I'm trying to save this animated gif, but it keeps reducing the image quality of the .gif [so the gif looks all pixel-y]. In the animation window, there are 4 tabs, "Original", "Optimized" "4-Up" and "2-Up". It keeps saving with the settings for "Optimized" and I want it to save with the settings for "Original" even though the gif file becomes twice as large in size...

Here's a picture of my screen:

I'm trying to get it to save with the image quality on the left, but it keeps saving with the image quality on the right (the circled part marks the most notable difference in quality).

Any idea on how to fix this or why it's doing that?
Thanks!

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sylvir
Jun. 4th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not asking how to save... Thanks though :\
gamerchixx
Jun. 4th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
You can't, gif files are compressed no matter what. The reason you can put up to 4 up is so you can see your options in comparison to the quality of the original.
kiriezero
Jun. 4th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
then what are the best options to get the best quality? I have the same question as sylvir here, I would like to have a clear gif, it doesn't matter how big the file size is...
hypobulia
Jun. 4th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
If you select Pattern instead of Diffusion, it'll at least give it some sense of a...well pattern instead of just random.

For example, I didn't use Pattern on this gif (pretty bad when the waitress walks by):


But I did use it on this one (really evident in the background when Castle is imitating the clippers):
kiriezero
Jun. 5th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
I didn't know that! I saved gifs making tons of different combinations and I never really got what was the difference between diffusion and and pattern :P
thank you a lot! it's really useful :D

p.s: Castle! ^-^b
hypobulia
Jun. 5th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
No problem. I picked up the tip somewhere online & couldn't believe the difference.
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