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Animated Neon Flicker Icon for the Hacktober event #27
I've created an animated neon flicker server icon for the Hacktober event. The icon was created by exporting individual frames generated using a base vector image, included as
The reason for choosing a relative small size, 256 x 256 pixels, is that some experimentation showed that larger sizes, like the initial 1024x1024 pixels I tried, showed more artifacts after Discord applied its additional image compression, even when both viewed at icon size.
The icon, `icon_neon_flicker_256x256.gif`, was created by exporting individual frames generated using the base file, `base_icon.svg`, and stitching them together with ImageMagick. The individual frames and a text file with the ImageMagick command I used can be found in the `frames` subdirectory. The individual frames were purposefully exported in 256x256 pixels, as a bit of experimentation showed that format survived Discord's additional image compression the best. Earlier version in 1024x1024 pixels generated more artifacts.