Sorry if this is out of place, but I'm looking at asking for a new image program for Christmas, and I need help with which one I should get. I'm on Mac OSX, and I'm currently working with GIMP (see current icon for about the furthest I've been able to push it). From what I understand, a lot of my problems in getting animated icons (like the one I'm using) down to size come from GIMP just not being very good at compression. Is that true? What program would be better? And should I be looking at getting a program specifically for moving gifs, or do the more general image manipulating programs have good capabilities in that area?
Thanks in advance for your help!