animated GIFs from Sea of Dreams

# trim and scale down in QuickTime Player
# FFMPEG: r = 10 FPS
ffmpeg -i -r 10 -pix_fmt rgb24 the-colors.%04d.png
# ImageMagick: delay = 10/100 of a second between frames
convert -delay 10 the-colors.*.png the-colors.gif

Doesn’t take advantage of any of the intra-frame GIF optimizations, or a global color table, so the output is huge (~10 MiBs for 4 seconds), but the animated GIF is the haiku of the 20th century: a format defined by its limitations.

WordPress rewrites image tags to a scaled version which fits the theme width, so click to see the originals if these don’t animate.



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