How to resize a GIF: You found one Animated GIF hilarious, would you like to insert it as a signature in one of the forums on which you are registered but the image is too big to be used for this purpose? Do you need to publish an animated GIF on your website but would like to lighten the weight so as not to slow down the page loading too much? I think you’ve come to the right place at the right time.
Today I had in mind to explain to you how to resize a GIF using a couple of free programs that seem to be right for you. One allows you to resize GIFs that are too large, the other to optimize their characteristics as much as possible to reduce their weight in terms of KB / MB. Let’s find out in detail.
Let’s start this guide on how to resize a GIF talking about GIF Resizer, a portable program (ie that does not require installations to work) very light and easy to use that allows you to change the size of animated GIFs without negatively affecting the quality of the files. To download GIF Resizer to your computer, connect to the website of the program and click on the blue button Free Download.
Once the download is complete, start the application GIFResizer.exe and click on the button […] placed under the heading Source GIF image file to select the animated GIF to resize. Then set the size you want the GIF to shrink to in the fields Width and Height (bottom left) and click on the button first […] placed under the heading New GIF image file to select the folder in which to save the resized image and then click on Resize to start the file resizing process.
If you want advice, before clicking on Resizealso put the check mark next to the item Good quality: This will make the resizing process of your GIF slightly slower but will ensure a very high quality to the output file.
You do not want resize a GIF “Physically” but simply reduce its weight in terms of KB / MB? No problem. You can turn to GIF Optimizeran excellent free software for Windows that allows you to minimize the size of GIF animations by optimizing various parameters of the latter.
If you want to try it, connect to its website and click on the button Download to download it to your PC. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (gifoptimizer.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Yup and then on OK, Forward four consecutive times, Install And end to complete the installation process and start GIF Optimizer.
In the window that opens, select the item Open from the menu File of the program to select the GIF to resize, make sure there are check marks next to all the items in the section Options (Removed unused palette entries, crop transparent imagesetc.), select from the drop-down menu Number of colors in reduced palette the number of colors to reduce the GIF to (fewer colors = lighter file) and click on first Optimize and then on Save as to preview and save your “lightened” GIF to the max.