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    I need a tool to convert bmp to gif

    Do you know of a tool that converts a bmp to a gif? I read
    about ImageMagic and even downloaded it from several
    sites but did not find its binaries.

    When I use paint to save a bmp file as a gif some of the
    colors are lost. Is there a way to avoid this?

    If I may add, several days ago I submitted two sites to review and so far got only one feedback:
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    Re: I need a tool to convert bmp to gif

    Originally posted by david-av
    Do you know of a tool that converts a bmp to a gif? I read
    about ImageMagic and even downloaded it from several
    sites but did not find its binaries.

    When I use paint to save a bmp file as a gif some of the
    colors are lost. Is there a way to avoid this?

    Thanks,
    David
    When you say the colours are lost, be aware that GIF supports 256 colours so if your BMP's are very colour heavy and are photographs, then converting them to GIFS will result in colour loss.

    If they are Photos, you should really save them as Jpegs.

    Anyway, on topic, you can get a free image manipulation tool called gimp www.gimp.org

    Its not amazing but does what it says on the tin

    Hope that helps.

    Dan

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    Thanks. I looked at that site and it seems to me that
    the release does not have binaries. I need an executable
    for Windows 2000.

    Thanks,
    David

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    Originally posted by david-av
    Thanks. I looked at that site and it seems to me that
    the release does not have binaries. I need an executable
    for Windows 2000.

    Thanks,
    David
    Executables here:

    http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/downloads.html

    But, looking at it, it doesnt support saving Gifs due to a patent issues that surfaced a while back.

    Glen

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    Anybody knows about other free tool that converts
    bmp to gif on Windows 2000?

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    Try using Irfan Viewer. It can read just about every image file format known to man, plus it can convert between many of them.

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