However, it is possible that your GIF will end up looking worse as a result. This issue is caused by the limitation imposed by Tumblr on image size; you can solve this in several different ways, depending on whether you care more about the high quality of your GIF or about its immediate visibility on your readers' dashboard. Uploading the GIF Elsewhere If all ways of reducing the GIF's size end up spoiling its effect, the alternative is to upload it elsewhere and then embed it in a text post. Although these services also place restrictions on the size of images you upload, these restrictions are less limiting than Tumblr's. Resizing a GIF to fit within Tumblr's restrictions means you can post it using the photo post type.
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Animated GIFs uploaded to Tumblr must be no more than pixels in width and one megabyte in size.
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Tumblr Hand GIF
Consequently, your image may lose some or all of its frames, causing the animation to be prematurely cut off or disappear entirely, leaving only the first frame as a static image. Start by resizing the GIF to a width of pixels or less, if it previously exceeded that dimension: often, this can be enough to get its file size under one megabyte as well. If your image is larger than that in either pixel dimensions, file size or both, it will be automatically resized to fit. If all ways of reducing the GIF's size end up spoiling its effect, the alternative is to upload it elsewhere and then embed it in a text post.