there are some server side tools that are licenced to produce GIFs, eg
Generator from macromedia (since discontinued tho I believe). Anyone else
know tools like that? It was quite useful - apart from dynamic flash, for
just template driven realtime bitmaps.
you could theoretically setup a script to pipe your dynamic RGB graphics
thru photoshop to clean the license :)
I've seen GIF licenses be the super ugly front page on an imode site (some
official greeting card site). turn off. Unisys really are setting out to
show by example what a pain patent encumbered technology can be >> PNG,
eggvorbis roll on.
// -----Original Message-----
// From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
// [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of Paul Hardy
// Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 10:25 AM
// To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
// Subject: (keitai-l) GIFs & Unisys
// A mundane question:
// The majority of current Docomo phones support GIF only,
// but as far as I
// know, Docomo haven't purchased a system-wide license LZW
// license from
// Unisys, which means content suppliers have to negotiate licenses
// individually or assemble GIFs without LZW compression,
// which makes them
// bigger, of course.
// Have I missed something here? And if people are creating
// GIFs without
// the compression, what tool are they using?
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Received on Fri Mar 1 09:07:59 2002