Thanks! I'll be sure to give this a try! :)
"Joao S. O. Bueno" wrote:
> Hi there.
> 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?
> > Thanks...
> > Peace...
> > Tom
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