The photos app decreases the quality of each frame to terrible levels when exporting a live image as a gif. Can somebody suggest a fix or an alternative?
The GIF format was never designed to be for photos and by definition only allows 256 colours. From Wikipedia, GIFs are used as follows:
- GIFs are suitable for sharp-edged line art (such as logos) with a limited number of colors. This takes advantage of the format's lossless compression, which favors flat areas of uniform color with well defined edges.
- GIFs may be used to store low-color sprite data for games.
- GIFs can be used for small animations and low-resolution video clips.