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Icons! Frustrations! Goddamn it lj! [Jun. 1st, 2011|02:54 pm]
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So, lj suuuuuucks. I mean, I love it, I do. BUT when it comes to icons it suuuuucks. I tried making a gif icon and ended up with a much less favorable result than I would have liked. I have the same version of this icon on IJ, except better because I was able to use more frames. Here's the full version:

Here's the IJ version"

Here's the lj version:

In a way the slower animation is a good thing, but I was limited to 4 frames. Which sucks. i imagine moodthemes are allowed a larger file size or perhaps because they aren't so big in pixel diameters that they can have a lot mroe frames? Not sure. I totally killed several hours on this. Well, firstly, it was because I wasn't sure how to make a gif out of a video so the research took some time. But also it's because lj won't just flat out tell you, like DW, that your icon is too big. It tries to make you trim it, thus resulting in a single still which is usually the first frame...

Yea....anyways....BOYS HUGGING! lol