Animated GIF Quality Slider does not affect resulting file size or quality
I'm rendering short h264 (.mp4) files and the resulting Animated GIF files are much larger in size. When I re-render with various quality settings, there's no change in the resulting file size or quality.
Spencer Morris commented
Thanks. There are different compression methods that Photoshop uses (reducing colors) that I assume the quality slider in AME would affect. Otherwise the slider should be greyed out.
Johan Malmsten commented
Regarding the filesize of GIF's vs h264.
GIF's are essentially uncompressed bitmap image sequences with a maximum palette of 256 colors.
This means that they will almost always be bigger in size than a h264 source of the same resolution because it uses none of the compression tricks that modern codecs rely on except the reduced colors. Adobe cannot change this without making them unplayable as GIF's...