On Sunday 16 March 2003 18:05, you wrote:
> Dave Selby <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > Convert to "indexed" format (Image->Mode->Indexed) and try again...
> > OK tried it, saved it as test.GIF, no go, test.gif no go.
> > I generated a simple image, blank canvas, red circle, indexed it, saved
> > as .GIF, .gif no go
> This is what I did to test my answer before I sent it:
> Open the Gimp.
> Create a new image (File->New), accepting defaults.
> Right-click in image, select File->SaveAs. Note that GIF is greyed out.
> Cancel. Right-click in image, select Image->Mode->Indexed, accept defaults,
> OK. Right-click in image, select File->SaveAs.
> Click on "Determine File Type" button, select GIF, save file accepting
> Worked fine.
> If it doesn't work for you, I have no idea what the problem is :-(
> > Im concerned because in my determine file type, the part I can see ! I
> > have ...FLI GBR GIH GLCON HRZ...
> > ie no GIF, not even hazed out ...
> That's odd. I see it when the image isn't indexed, but greyed out. It's
> between GBR and GIH, as you'd expect. What version of the GIMP are you
> using? I dimly recall that GIF isn't wasn't in all of them because of the
> Unisys idiocy a few years back... but I could be completely mistaken on
> that. If you built it yourself, it may be a missed compile-time option too,
> I guess.
> Regards, K.
I haven't loaded it yet but gimp1.2-nonfree has it built in ... It also has a
message ! .....
Description: GIF support for the GNU Image Manipulation Program
This package includes GIF support for The GNU Image Manipulation
Program. These files are not freely available; their use is
disallowed by the UNISYS patent on LZW compression.
Use at your own legal risk.
mmm kind of looks like its illegal to use, wouldn't be bothered but was
intending to use it for commercial work .....
Any idea when the patent runs out !
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