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I need to convert many small .mpg files to .gif files. I prefer freeware but pay-for-it software, if not too too expensive but works really good, is also acceptable. Anyone know of really good software to do this type of conversion?

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I need to convert many small .mpg files to .gif files. I prefer freeware but pay-for-it software, if not too too expensive but works really good, is also acceptable. Anyone know of really good software to do this type of conversion?

You could try SUPER. It is a nice freeware that I used to use to create .gif avatars:

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Not sure if it is "professional" enough, but it did the job for me.

Cheers :)
PP

Edited by PhilliePhan: grammar

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Photoshop and GIMP has the addons to convert such files. While I prefer doing it manually, if you already have either one, you just need to find a good add-ons. And what's good about it, it capture frame by frame and you can just delete any frame which is unnecessary before it would convert to full .gif format...

If you prefer auto conversion, Phillie has provided the link for you...

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I've tried SUPER a half dozen times now, set the properties to do 256 colors, but the output file looks like it's only using 8 or maybe 16 colors, & it makes the output file images look like just blobs of color. Am I doing something wrong, there doesn't seem to be any help with the program?

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Am I doing something wrong, there doesn't seem to be any help with the program?

I do not know - I've never had a problem, but I use an older version of SUPER and manipulate the .gifs with Animation Shop.

If this is something really important to you, you might want to step up to http://www.avlandesign.com/vp.htm - The trial period ought to be enough to determine whether it'd be a good investment.

http://www.avlandesign.com/

Cheers :)
PP

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I'll try that & let y'all know. Here, though, is a different take on the same question: does anyone know of software that will capture video to .gif format? Would cut out the need to convert files.

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I'll try that & let y'all know. Here, though, is a different take on the same question: does anyone know of software that will capture video to .gif format? Would cut out the need to convert files.

I think some of the AvlanDesign apps will do that. I know that they do snapshot capture....

PP:)

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