I didn't know RGB gifs were possible. How did you make that, and how did you get those web browsers to swallow it?
All computer monitor files are technically RGB... But I'm not sure entirely how it keeps the full data structure that you're lookng at other than to say the image is dithered to simulate a wider color palette than one normally associates with gifs (max 256 RGB colors).
Since I use a mac, I keep my original strips in pict format. When I use standard gif animation software to convert the orignal files, it gives the high contrast look. You've seen it before, with the choppy and sudden changes in color that look like a weather map. The file size is then closer to 400K. Instead, I made this gif using a software package called "GraphicConverter" (Sorry, it's shareware only for macs). I asked it to dither the result when it converted the images and placed them in the animated gif format, and it kept more of the original data structure than I expected, but made a 700K+ file.
The realy odd thing is that when I tried loading this already made gif into "GifBuilder" it wanted to convert it into the 400K size file, but the resulting image seemed to find the original image data and it looked like I had never dithered it in the first place. There is something about the file structure created by GraphicConverter that allows a great deal of the original data to remain intact. I wish I could tell you more.
Sorry about the file size... I wanted to do the multi frame image for a bit of a change. I try to keep the comic strip files around 100K or less, but I also want the clearest images possible since grainy images sort of destroy my intended "look." I'll try not to make a habbit of doing things so large.
As for keenspace, I'm running their advertising banners on all pages except my sidebar menu, and I hope the advertisements work for them. I do things like this to experiment a little with thie web comic genre in my own element, but in the long run I guess we all hope that by doing something a little different every now and again we'll draw a few more readers in. The more readers, the more advertising for Keenspace. Again, this was a one shot file... at least for now. Hey, it has 7 times the data that i normally generate for one panel... it was a bit work intensive there.
Thanx for the note. I'm glad that someone noticed.
Next strip is for April Fools Day, It's about 99K.
Ahem, That's <A HREF="http://dirkdancer.keenspace.com" TARGET=_blank>DeViations</a>, not 'deviant.' There is a difference, however fine that line may be.