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What resolution should an animated GIF have?
What resolution should an animated GIF have?

What file size is optimal here?

Adrian Fuchsluger avatar
Written by Adrian Fuchsluger
Updated over a week ago

The following also applies to animated GIFs: Remember that the content should be optimised for mobile devices. Pay attention to a small file size and compressions if necessary.

We recommend for animated GIFs

  • a minimum resolution of 800x600 pixels

  • a maximum file size of 5 MB

Tips for reducing the file size:

  • Use only necessary frames

  • Reduce the resolution

  • Save GIFs with less detail (if necessary, use the Websnap setting)

  • Use tools to compress finished GIFs more strongly


This GIF with 20 frames and a resolution of 673 x 673 pixels has a file size of 4.7 MB and thus complies with the recommendations.

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