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Why are the GIF files of Designer so huge?

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I made a very simple file (see attachment DEMO-VERSION.afdesign). The GIF file exported by Affinity Designer is 315 kB (DEMO-VERSION.gif). If I open this file with GraphicConverter and save it unchanged, the file is only 39 kB (DEMO-VERSION small.gif).

Why are the GIF files of Designer so huge?
Besides, I noticed that the exporting took VERY long.

Hinterleger DEMO-VERSION.afdesign

post-57893-0-13420300-1493367654_thumb.gif

post-57893-0-40724400-1493367662_thumb.gif

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Exporting gives here:

 

Art: GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

Größe: 69.410 Byte (70 KB auf dem Volume)

Bildgröße: 2480 × 3507

Farbraum: RGB

Farbprofil: sRGB IEC61966-2.1

Alpha-Kanal: Ja

 

...and yes exporting takes some time.


☛ Affinity Designer 1.7.1 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.7.1 ◆ OSX El Capitan

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The larger file is using 256 colours, the smaller one 16.

 

I'd guess GraphicConverter automatically reduces colours, whereas with Designer it's up to you.

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