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thor.a
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Screenshot/gif problem

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Hi,
when creating a screenshot I realized a problem in Xnview I never had in IrfanView (which I used the last years). To describe the problem there are 2 screenshots which I took from yahoo.com with IrfanView + XnView. The problem should be very clear when comparing both screenshots - it should look like the one taken with IrfanView. The preview after taken the screenshot was ok, though. When I saved the screenshot as a gif, obviously something went wrong.

Screenshot taken with xnview: Image

screenshot taken with IrfanView: Image

Gif-Settings of xnview: Image


What went wrong?

Thanks for any support!

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Re: Screenshot/gif problem

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thor.a wrote: What went wrong?
It's the 256 colors conversion. And with dithering?
Could you send me the original 24bits picture to test?
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Re: Screenshot/gif problem

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xnview wrote:
thor.a wrote: What went wrong?
It's the 256 colors conversion. And with dithering?
Could you send me the original 24bits picture to test?
With dithering is worse.

The original image? I just took a screenshot with the print key on my keyboard from my browser (yahoo.com, left navigation pane); and saved it with IrfanView + Xnview. You could try the same and see the problem I mentioned immediately.

I tried different thing (reduce colors to 256 first and save afterwards), different gif options when saving. But it seems that is it not possible in Xnview what I am doing with IrfanView for years: to save a screenshot as gif without noticing any disadvantages on the saved image.

Of course, IrfanView does reduce colors to 256, too. But much, much better than Xnview... But Xnview has a much much better thumbnail view than IrfanView...!

So, I see, I will have to deal with two programs...

Best regards,

Thorsten
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Post by thor.a »

With 1.91.5 everything is (nearly) fine. Saving a screenshot in gif format works now, thanks!

Just one suggestion: It would be very nice if the "Save as - Color mode ..."-Window would remember the last input value. At the moment, you always have to choose 256 colors when saving as gif.

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Irritating !

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—> thor.a

:) Hello !
Just one suggestion: It would be very nice if the "Save as - Color mode ..."-Window would remember the last input value. At the moment, you always have to choose 256 colors when saving as gif.
I support that suggestion totally ! Currently, we get always the lowest quality again, it's quite irritating.
- I assume that comes from the antiquated versions (working with Win 3.1) where one saved as the smallest size.
- For instance, my very first HD was 40 Mb (decimal) (!) and the PC ran with 4 MiB RAM !
- It doesn't matter nowadays with the HDs and the amount of memory we have…

:mrgreen: KR
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Post by foxyshadis »

The 256 color dither is fixed, but the 16 color dither still has a very powerful pink tint, at least in the export dialog. (Much more noticeable because there's less colors.)
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Post by ouistiti »

:arrow: thor.a

I support too

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