Hi!  I'm creating a GIF image with a colored background and some colored
text.  I'm using gimp 1.2.4 on Windows 2000.  Here is what I do:

1.  Load an existing GIF that I want to modify (since it already has the
desired background)
2.  Create a new layer and fill with FG color
3.  Select the background layer and use the "eye dropper" to select the
background color
4.  Select the new layer (with the FG color fill) and use the "Fill tool"
to fill this layer with the desired background color
5.  Create a new transparent layer
6.  Select the background layer (bottom most layer) and use the "eye
dropper" to select the color of the text in the background layer
7.  Select the transparent layer
8.  Use the dynamic text tool to render my desired text in the desired
color using the "Monotype Corsiva" Windows font
9.  At this point, the image looks PERFECT and the text is smooth and has
no "jagged" edges or anything
10.  Click <image>/File/Save As, I specify "By Extension" as the type and
save the image with a ".gif" file extension. I merge all visible layers and
the GIF is created.

Now, when I view the newly created GIF, the text has jagged edges and is
not smooth like it was when I first rendered it.  Any ideas on what's going




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