Simple .gif editor

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Tue Dec 30 02:15:02 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 7:55 PM, Ray Parrish <crp at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been trying to find a good .gif editor, which can set the
> background to invisible for web images. I've tried to use Gimp for this,
> but when it "saves as" to .gif format it tells me that the gif plugin
> only supports grayscale images. Not good for my purposes. Also I can't
> figure out how to set the background to see through with it.

The dialog actually says "grayscale or indexed" - and the default
option is checked: to do an auto-conversion to indexed.  If you want
to manually convert to indexed mode - select Image->Mode->Indexed and
run through the dialog.

There is no such thing as RGB GIF - they are all indexed color AFAIK.

And on a final note - anything that GIF can do, PNG can do better  ;)


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