> Hi,
> I only very occasionally use the Gimp and am trying to do something
> that looks
> as if it ought to be straightforward but which isn't working.
> I need to make a text box for a web site that will have a transparent
> background. I can make the box, type in the text, set the background
> transparency and export the graphic as a gif.   All works as expected
> except
> that the text is horribly coarse and grainy. Deja Vu Serif 18 point
> using
> gimp 2.4.5 in Fedora 7. I've tried with anti-aliasing and hinting both
> on and
> off with no difference.
> Ideas?

Use PNG instead.
See http://members.pcug.org.au/~rcook/Gimp/png_vs_gif.html for a



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