The problem is happening at the time of color reduction to indexed
mode, inside the save as gif procedure.
One simple work around seens to be merging your layers manualy, before
saving as gif.
On Thursday 26 June 2003 19:46, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 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 on?
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