InterGif 6 beta 2
This is beta software. There's been a lot of rewriting, and so
some things which worked in 5.01 may not work in 6 (although
I've tested it quite a lot). I suggest that, for the time being,
you keep a copy of 5.01.
Improvements over InterGif 5.01
The extra features are documented in the !Help file in the
archive (the main Web page still goes on about InterGif 5).
- "Transparent borders" work-round for Fresco, Claris
HomePage, and some other programs which override the screen-size
with the size of the first image when given non-animated GIFs.
- Microbugfix: 'split' icon in desktop version now works.
- Lots of exciting palette-mapping code, which lets you
forcibly reduce the number of colours used in a GIF (making it
Just click here
Bugs fixed since 6 beta 1
- -216 and -256 used to get colours slightly wrong; now fixed.
- If handed a GIF with too much compressed data, InterGif will now
discard the extra rather than report an error. (You'll still see a
warning on stderr if you're using it from the command line.)
- Both the !Boot file and the !Run file now set both Alias$InterGif
- -join didn't work at all well in 6b1. Now fixed.
- -split didn't work at all well either, come to that, except with -s. Now fixed.
Known bugs in this beta
- GIFs with more than 256 colours on the same frame still can't be
loaded properly, but it makes a better job of it than either 6b1 or
5.01. This can happen, for example, if frame 2 is partially
transparent but has its own 256-entry palette, none of whose colours
appear on frame 1.
- Specifying a transparent colour, whether in the dialogue box
or by giving -t pixel to the command-line version,
- "Press space or click mouse to continue" message when
converting Draw files with text in. (A RiscOS bug, but there may
be a work-round.)
Reporting more bugs
By email to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, as usual.
20th May 1997