Natalya wrote:Note that if I made an actual youtube video it wouldn't be all pixeled like this .gif animation.
gif images only use 256 colors.
If you use a standard pallete of colors, full rainbow and enable dithering you get what you got.
If you have an optimized pallete, 256 color indexes are filled with the colors actually in your image, it will look better.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gif
So if you have some check boxes
6. do not turn on dithering
7. do not select "web safe"
8. select "exact" or custom for color pallet
With dithering off a gif will compress to smaller size.