What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality?
Here's what I'm working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html
This graphic is for a high-end client so I want it to be as sharp as possible. I've tried creating the animated gif several ways and this is by far the best result I have.
Here's my approach:
save image as PNG import into Flash to animate publish as GIF image with the following settings: 'Optimize colors' and 'Smooth' are checked. Dither: Diffusion. Palette Type: Adaptive. Max Colors: 2500.
I would like the finished GIF to have a flat, solid color look (without any type of dot pattern on top) on the envelope. The seal needs to keep the gradients and I cannot nix the dropshadow either.