Maximum GIF File size

I hope I’m in the right forum. I have a question about the maiximum size GIF file that IE can handle. I am trying to open a very large GIF file in a new window but all I get is a red “X”. The javascript is okay because if I substitute a small GIF file it works. The GIF file is a tax map that is 10,000px by 5,000px. I know this might be a stupid thing to do, but my client wants their tax maps on the WEB.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Well…i don’t know about the maximum displayable gif size in IE, but you can try the following:

in the html file: set border to equal “0” so that the gif isn’t constrained

Ingo :smiley:

Tried your suggestion, but it made no difference.

That’s huge… IE most likely doesn’t have enough memory… Does it have to be a gif displayed in IE? Why not a downloadable PDF?

Hmm…well…if that didn’t work:

a) what iwin said (pdf)
b) jpg?!

Ingo :smiley:

Mother of GOD that thing is going to be around 150MB or more.

  1. Have you tried it with any other browser ?
  2. How much time does it take to download from the net ?
  3. To test the limit of IE’s size, create a 2-bit (black and white only GIF with the same size) and try to download it


I’d say that GIF is pretty unsuitable for this task. Two formats that may be better:

a) PDF
b) SWF (Flash)

Thanks for all the input!

I tried the JPG with the same result before I posted my question.
I thought about using PDF after I could not get the gif to work. So I cleared it with my client and I just completed convering the 129 gif files (92 meg total) into PDF files (thank god for the batch option in Adobe). It took about 2 hours to complete. Each PDF is about 1 meg and they download and open in Acorbat Reader without a problem.

I think this is the best solution.

Thanks again for the input.