I'm trying to create a logo that consists of some text over transparent
background. I want it to be in GIF format. I create the text with the text
tool. Now in gimp, it looks great. However, when I go and export it to a GIF,
the fonts loose quality.
Here is my understanding of what happen:
The fonts are anti-aliased using transparency (alpha).
Then, before I can save it as GIF, I need to change the mode to indexed, which
creates a color map.
The color map created actually contains a single color (where in gif it could
contain as much as 256 different colors).
Since there is only one color, fonts cannot be anti-aliased and that's why
they look so bad.
I think that since the initial anti-aliasing is done using alpha, all pixels
actually have the same color (but different alpha), and that's why the color
map contains only a single color.
Technically, as far as I understand, there should be no problem to have a good
anti-aliased fonts in a gif file. The problem is with the very specific
method I (or gimp?) creates the gif.
Does anyone here knows how can one create a decent anti-aliased text in gif
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