Gif·gIf·giF Compression Comparison
Since putting our Gif·gIf·giF vs. Manual Captures
page on the web, other GIF animation utilities have improved their compression
schemes. We don’t take credit for the improvements—we’re
just glad that the other software has improved. Why? Gif·gIf·giF is simply
a screen capture utility—the other programs can be used to fine-tune
the generated animations.
Better compression on their part makes such fine-tuning more feasible.
By focusing on screen captures, we have been able
to produce a program that has simple interface and is the best
software available for making GIF animations of screen activity.
Of course, we’ve got some ideas on how to produce even smaller animations
and we’ll likely improve our compression just to keep things interesting...
The table on the right summarizes our current knowledge: it lists the size of
the same animation,
compressed by the various programs.
For programs that aren’t represented, it’s reasonable to
assume that they compress the animation down to around 346K
(the compression you get by doing the obvious GIF compression).
If you have information to contribute, please
let us know.
Thanks go to Yves Piguet (the author of GifBuilder)
for encouraging us to put this page up.
| Gif·gIf·giF ||1.00||June 1 1996||75K|
|Animagic GIF||0.54||Sept 11 1996||77K|
|GifBuilder||0.3.2||July 8 1996||94K|
|Animagic GIF||0.52||Sept 5 1996||102K|
|GifBuilder||0.3.1||June 6 1996||346K|
|Gif Construction Set||1.0i||June 1 1996||346K|