Resize an animated gif

This is really easy using the tool that is also ideal for making them — gifsicle.

An old post here shows a file called dpy4b.gif, but it is pretty large — about 6MB. Say I want to reduce it to being 100 pixels wide, and with the same aspect ratio. This is all I need:

 gifsicle --resize-width 100 > dpy4b_smaller.gif < dpy4b.gif

and now I get a file about 700kB. And quite blurry, but that’s not the point.





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I'm a scientist by training, based in Australia.

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