How do I ensure a colour is flat (and not dithered) when exporting it from Flash?

What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality?

Here’s what I’m working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html

This graphic is for a high-end client so I want it to be as sharp as possible. I’ve tried creating the animated gif several ways and this is by far the best result I have.

Here’s my approach:

save image as PNG
import into Flash to animate
publish as GIF image with the following settings: 'Optimize colors' and 'Smooth' are checked. Dither: Diffusion. Palette Type: Adaptive. Max Colors: 2500.

I would like the finished GIF to have a flat, solid color look (without any type of dot pattern on top) on the envelope. The seal needs to keep the gradients and I cannot nix the dropshadow either.

Answer

When I export gifs with Flash I usually have the same problem, so I personally prefer to export them as a png/jpeg sequence and then import the series to Photoshop with:

Layer>Video layers> New video layer from files

When you select the first png it will import the entire sequence and you can export it as a gif by “save for web”

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