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Do you think .GIF will die sometime soon?

#1TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 9/7/2013 2:19:49 PM
It's pretty old and runs like crap on some devices and connections.

There are already some newer alternatives, but it seems like they're rarely used. At this point in the game, higher quality animated images with smaller filesizes than .GIFs of the same things don't seem out of the question.
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#2pothocketPosted 9/7/2013 2:22:00 PM
http://i.imgur.com/MQXYf9F.gif
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#3HydroCannabinolPosted 9/7/2013 2:22:28 PM
how else I beat it
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#4steveboblarryPosted 9/7/2013 2:22:44 PM
pothocket posted...
http://i.imgur.com/MQXYf9F.gif


Lol white people need to stop that twerking nonsense
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#5LoshadtPosted 9/7/2013 2:23:26 PM
pothocket posted...
http://i.imgur.com/MQXYf9F.gif


That was hot.
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#6TheC0ndemnedOne(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 2:35:09 PM(edited)
pothocket posted...
http://i.imgur.com/MQXYf9F.gif

Lol.
Kind of proves my point, though. Even at a native resolution of 320x180 (which was probably downsized from a much bigger resolution when it was in a normal video format), it looks and runs like ass.

I found this tool:
http://gif2apng.sourceforge.net/
Kind of cool. Cuts down on the filesize. I doubt it would help the quality any, though. The animated image would need to be converted from video to .APNG, not video to .GIF to .APNG.
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#7MasterDonGeroPosted 9/7/2013 2:35:30 PM
And what would replace it?
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#8BadProfessionalPosted 9/7/2013 2:40:20 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
And what would replace it?


Both .png and .jpg have animated versions that most browsers can utilize. There's also flash.
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#9TheC0ndemnedOne(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 2:42:16 PM(edited)
MasterDonGero posted...
And what would replace it?

I'm not a master at this, nor am I trying to sound like one, so I don't know for sure what could be the ultimate replacement. I just think that a replacement isn't out of the question. It's 2013.

However, I found some alternatives after only a minute or so of Googling. Like I said, though, it seems like they're not very popular.

http://gif2apng.sourceforge.net/harmonicasquirrel.gif
http://gif2apng.sourceforge.net/harmonicasquirrel.png

About the same quality (because the original image was the .GIF version, I think), but the .PNG/.APNG has a smaller filesize.
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#10TheC0ndemnedOne(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 3:09:09 PM
Here's an add-on for Chrome as well:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/apng/ehkepjiconegkhpodgoaeamnpckdbblp
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