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Animated Neon Flicker Icon for the Hacktober event #27

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commented Oct 2, 2019

Hacktober Animated Neon Flicker Icon

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 base_icon.svg, that were stitched together using ImageMagick. The individual frames as well as the ImageMagic command to stitch them together were added in the frames subdirectory.

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.
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