Animated GIFs

I have 10 mb of animated GIFs. How do I put them on my e-mail letters. I use AOL & windows 95.
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chewymonCommented:
You could send them as an attachment that to be opened in IE or Netscape.
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sillycornCommented:
10 MB of gif ????
that's too much for gif files..........
try to compress the color, don't import as similar as the original. Did you convert from avi to gif ???
if so, try to eliminate the odd or even frame along the animation, the animation still smooth and the file can be reduced for about 50%, and after that, send email as usual, and make that file as attachment.
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Lobo042399Commented:
put the whole enchilada into ONE folder.... compress it with Winzip or Dropstuff (GIF's compress quite well)....  That way, when you send the files you just have to worry about sending ONE file instead of a thousand....

Good vibes!!!

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BlessyCommented:
Even if you compress 10 MB, I don't think you'll be able to send it by AOL mail, 'coz AOL allows maximum 2mb(I suppose) size for a mail to be sent.

If you have a software to edit animated GIFs, you can optimize the files to reduce the size and see the total size to make sure that it is less than the allowed size of AOL mail.  Still if it is more, send the animated GIFs as attachment in different mails.

Blessy
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Lobo042399Commented:
The 2Mb would apply to the total contents of your inbox folder plus other stuff that you might have saved... don't think it would apply to the size of files you SEND..... anyway... give it a try...

Good vibes!!!
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techpageCommented:
if you have no other way to store that ani GIFs... get a software to decompose the animated GIFs into separate single frames/pictures, send each through separate email.

another way, try to compress the size of the GIF, use software like Flash 4 or Adobe Photoshop to reduce the size. compressing the image won't reduce the quality a lot.... so try to compress it as low as possible !!!
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BlessyCommented:
Techpage,

The answer you've suggested in your first paragraph is not that efficient.  Getting a software for decomposing the animated GIF may be possible for 'sidpas'.  But, how the receiver will get it as an animated GIF? All the receivers have to buy the software for making the frames back to animated GIF. That's impossible and if they don't take the frames in correct order, it will create a mess.  And how many mails sidpas has to send for several animated GIFs, each containing 10 to 30 frames?

About the second option:-  This idea is already given in my earlier comment. Ref. "If you have a software to edit animated GIFs, you can optimize the files to reduce the size and see the total size to make sure that it is less than the allowed size of AOL mail". Hope 'sidpas'  has already noticed it. See, I've given this idea first, right?  

Thanks
Blessy
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sidpasAuthor Commented:
Please turn the question off. The technicians have been exttremely helpful
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BlessyCommented:
Amazing!!!!!!!!
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Lobo042399Commented:
Flabbergasted...........

*wondering how long will it take to open/decompose/optimize 10Mb of GIF's*
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techpageCommented:
sorry sidpass... i've just been opening this question when you've received my answer... sorry blessy... so.. wha' should i do now ??
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linda101698Commented:
sidpas,
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Blessy,
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BlessyCommented:
I answered the question you've posted for me in this topic area. Thank you.

Blessy
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BlessyCommented:
I answered the question you've posted for me in this topic area. Thank you.

Blessy
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