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Gifs and Jsons in the \dr output folder

Engaged ,
May 16, 2019

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Hi there,

I have included a few GIF files in a project and I realise that there is a json file created for each of these files in the \dr directory.

So for instance, a 3.246 KB gif file would create a 4.329 KB json file. This make the whole zip file quite heavy.

I see that there has been some discussion about the json files dealing with the images with Rod's involvement too.

Re: Do json files make a project load slowly?

I believe that what I found clearly rules out the use of gifs in Captivate. Would you agree with me? What are your experiences?

I can use videos that are light to get the same or better effect.

I realise that there are json files for about 40 png files.

However, I have more than 40 png for sure. How does that work?

Thanks in advance for any input

Bobby

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Gifs and Jsons in the \dr output folder

Engaged ,
May 16, 2019

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Hi there,

I have included a few GIF files in a project and I realise that there is a json file created for each of these files in the \dr directory.

So for instance, a 3.246 KB gif file would create a 4.329 KB json file. This make the whole zip file quite heavy.

I see that there has been some discussion about the json files dealing with the images with Rod's involvement too.

Re: Do json files make a project load slowly?

I believe that what I found clearly rules out the use of gifs in Captivate. Would you agree with me? What are your experiences?

I can use videos that are light to get the same or better effect.

I realise that there are json files for about 40 png files.

However, I have more than 40 png for sure. How does that work?

Thanks in advance for any input

Bobby

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2019

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My experience has been that if you optimize your images and other media before importing to Captivate you really don't need to worry about whether it's a GIF or an MP4 etc. Here are my thoughts about optimizing media that I recorded awhile ago.

Do This to Your Images Before Adding to Your Captivate eLearning

https://youtu.be/2STL79UrX5I

My concern is getting files that are presently measured in many megabytes down to a few hundred kilobytes at most. I don't worry about the files that are measured in single digit kilobytes such as the GIF versus it's JSON counterpart.

Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

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Engaged ,
May 16, 2019

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Thanks Paul, always good to watch your tutos.

This is my workflow too. I am preparing the resources before importing them.

The gifs were just a try. I wanted to learn a bit more about the way the images are stored in the output zip file

I see that json and gifs are stored in the dr folder.

Thanks

B

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