How to Export a GIF From After Effects
Choose File > Export > Export image or File > Export > Export Animated GIF. To choose a display option, choose a tab at the top of the Export picture or Export Animated GIF dialogue box: Enhanced or two-up. (Optional) Choose the file type you want to utilize and the slices you want to optimize.
The auto-resize button automatically resizes the image to the specified width
When exporting from After Effects, you can set the auto-resize button. This will automatically resize the image to the specified width. You can also choose to include all the sub-folders. This will resize all images within the folder. The default setting is JPEG. You can also choose PSD or TIFF to create layered files. You can also set the quality of the output file. For example, 12 will produce a high-quality image, while one will create a tiny image.
To enable auto-resizing, you need to enable it and configure its settings. The settings include adding a button to the image toolbar. You can also configure this button as a dropdown or separate button. This way, you can have the smoothest UX.
To export a high-quality image, you can set the Auto resize button to resize it automatically. This will ensure that the image maintains its quality. However, the image may take a few minutes to process the effects entirely. The image will then increase to the size and resolution you set.
In addition to enabling the auto-resize button, you can also enable responsive resizing for the group. By default, responsive resize off for artboards, but you can enable it in the Property Inspector by clicking the button. The default behavior is Auto mode, while Manual mode lets you set constraints manually. You can also temporarily override responsive behavior by holding down the Shift key. You can also lock the aspect ratio of the group by pulling it from the corner selection handles.
You can also change the image’s aspect ratio by checking the Constrain Proportions checkbox. You can also adjust the width and height independently. This will ensure that the image is small or too wide.
You can also resize the image by dragging its square handles. This can help you control the size of the image and adjust it according to the text size in the text area. Additionally, you can also set the alignment of the image. Finally, you can also pre-resize the image using the style toolbar.
You can also use the resample option to avoid resizing an image. This will make the image’s size smaller than the original. It also preserves the number of pixels in the image.
The auto-resize button increases the size of the GIF
One of the easiest ways to make your animations smaller is by adjusting the speed. After Effects has a slider that lets you adjust the speed of the animation in the Export menu, you can also adjust the speed using the scroll bar next to the play/stop buttons. Another option is to set the percentage of resizing your animation. The default setting is 50%, resulting in a smaller file size, but you can adjust this to match your needs.
To reduce the size of a GIF, try to keep it short. The longer your animation, the larger it will be, and you will be wasting more space. Also, try to use only two or three colors. Brighter colors will occupy more space. Black and white will also look good, but you may want to use a third color for branding purposes. If you’ve made a GIF in the past, resizing it will be easier. You can also use a platform like Creatopy to resize existing GIFs.
Another option is to use Photoshop. If you subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud, you can use Photoshop to convert a rendered comp into a GIF. While this method requires extra work, it gives you more control over the result.
A GIF is a small bitmap image format. It is typically used on the WEB. Its small file size makes it easy to embed in web pages. However, GIFs have several limitations. For example, they can’t be used for Live Action Videos or audio.
Additionally, their palettes are limited to 256 colors. To overcome these limitations, you can use color reduction or dithering. Before exporting your GIF, you’ll need to set the export options and wait for the progress bar to complete.
One of the options in the export sheet lets you adjust the size of your GIF file. For example, you can change the number of colors in the color table, which will reduce the file size, but it may affect the quality of the output. You can also reduce the number of frames or the frame rate to reduce the file size.
Another option is to increase the resolution. You can do this by using the Let’s Enhance option. This option will make your image look better and result in a smaller file size. You can also use the Auto resize button to increase the resolution of your image.
When exporting your GIF to GIPHY, ensure you export it with a transparent background. If you have a colored background, you can remove it. In addition, make sure that at least 20% of the frames are transparent. This will make your GIF automatically resize when uploaded to GIPHY. You can also set the matte to “none” if you don’t want the stickers to appear with white outlines.
The interlaced button increases the size of the GIF
Using the Interlaced button will increase the size of a GIF exported from after effects. This feature is hard to find in other GIF creation software. In addition, by selecting this option, you’ll get a GIF with a higher resolution, which is helpful for use on mobile devices.
You can also use the eyedropper tool to select specific colors from the original image. This will add those colors to the gif’s color palette. There are three buttons at the right edge of the color table. Pressing the lock button will lock the colors you want. This way, you won’t see the changed color value until you select it again.
Before exporting your GIF to the web, it’s essential to understand the difference between transparency and interlacing. The former option is best for videos that have an alpha channel. The latter will include the alpha channel in the exported GIF. Generally, the Interlaced button allows you to load the GIF online in multiple passes, but this feature increases the file size. Also, you should be aware that a 1920×1080 GIF may be too large to be displayed on a website. If this is the case, consider reducing the Image Size.
The Save for Web window looks like an image, but it shows your gif this time. Again, you can adjust the settings per version if necessary. The original image is not saved but will be a reference for the other three versions.
If you’d like to learn more about motion design, animation, or After Effects, consider taking a motion design or After Effects class. After Effects classes at the School of Motion can help you gain industry knowledge and develop industry techniques.
How to Download Animated GIFs on Android?
1. Go to the webpage where the GIF you want to download is and open your browser.
2. To view the GIF, click on it. To display a pop-up window, press down.
3. Choose Download Image or Save image from the list of choices.
4. To find the downloaded GIF, close your browser and view your photo gallery.
How do I export animations?
1. Click Export Movie under the Export group on the Animation tab.
2. By clicking the thumbnail, select a preset from the Media Export Presets group.
3. Choose the filename and location for your media product.
4. Expand File Export Settings if you’d want to check the output format.
What programs can export GIFs?
- GIF Brewery.
- Make A GIF.
- Wondershare GIF Maker.
What resolution should your GIF be saved at?
The maximum source video resolution should be 720p, although we advise keeping it at 480p. Remember that most media will be displayed on tiny displays or windowed messaging apps.