Image/Gif Scaling

Developing an app that pulls gifs from a url. I can load the gif and display it in Pixlet just fine, but when pushing to a device for testing I get an error “Image is too large”. The strange thing is these gifs are actually well under the max size of 128kb specified here: Tidbyt | Dev

The root of the issue it seems comes from the way Tidbyt is resizing the image. If I don’t specify a width or height my gif comes through at 80 kb. (Although this now won’t fit on the display). If I DO specify a width or height smaller than the original file dimensions, the file size goes UP (now I’m looking at 200-400kb), and I’m unable to push to the display.

Any help is appreciated!