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I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the quality of the underlying jpeg picture (converting it to gif does not seem to be an option) ?

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  • Can you clarify what you mean by "put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture"? Jan 14, 2016 at 3:36

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Put it where? On an html document? Just float them one above the other.

  • Depending on the colors and if you have set a transparency this can work.

  • If you need the animation to blend perfectly you need to re-export the animation with the background included, and use other method than gif. CSS sprite animation or a video.

  • Or make a png css sprite animation with transparency and put that over the jpg floating it or using double background with css.

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If you simply want to overlay a GIF on a JPEG, you can use SVG with two <image> tags. It can then be treated as a single image anywhere SVGs are supported.

Here's an example of an SVG with a JPEG and a GIF in it, although it's probably not much like what you specifically want: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/pgvxgp?editors=100

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  • And how is that done? Showing only an example is not very helpful ... Please explain with your own words!
    – Mensch
    Dec 14, 2015 at 23:07

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