Saved .ani files are too large

Started by Jacob Wise (the_crimson_v) on Wed, 3rd Aug 2022 at 01:24:17.

3 Comments so far.

Hello, I'm trying to use the software to convert a .gif I've created into a .ani file that I can use as an animated cursor. Everything was working up to the point where I saved the file, but when I used the cursor it was way too big. The original .gif I uploaded was only 18x18, but the cursor on my desktop was being resized to about almost twice as big, causing the cursor to become a little fuzzy in the process. Is there a way I can export the file to retain its original size?


Jacob Wise (the_crimson_v) on Wed, 3rd Aug 2022 at 01:35:28

It seems it was exporting in a 32x32 size, but I was able to fix it by adding a transparent border around the original .gif to make it 32x32, so that the exported .ani file was not resized.


John Paul Chacha (jpcha2) on Tue, 9th Aug 2022 at 15:21:24

Hi Jacob,
Windows will only work with cursors and animated cursors at certain sizes, and 18x18 is not one of them. As a result, Windows was scaling the cursor to 32x32 (the smallest size allowed by Windows) to produce something it can work with while loading the cursor. What you did (adding a transparent border) is the correct way of solving that.


John Paul Chacha (jpcha2) on Tue, 9th Aug 2022 at 15:23:57

One more thing: I hope you used the easy way to add those borders, i.e. Menu > Image > Set Image Canvas


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