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Gif Question

Posted by walnutcreek (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 5, 12 at 17:00

I have saved several animated gifs. However, when I click on them, they are not animated. I thought all one had to do was save as a gif to get the animation.

Can you tell me what I may do to save these gifs so that the animation works.

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RE: Gif Question

What application is opening them?


RE: Gif Question

The "pictures" program that came with Windows 7.

RE: Gif Question

Hello walnutcreek,

Right click on the GIF, choose select "Open With" now choose Internet explorer. Just want to see if it works there for you. Let us know.

Windows Photo Viewer in Win 7 as far as I know does not support animation.

This program does support GIF'S and animation, see link.


Here is a link that might be useful: irfanview

RE: Gif Question

If you do chose to install Irfanview, which many of us here like to recommend, be sure to install the plug-in. Also, when configuring during install I personally recommend you configure with all picture formats, but no audio formats. This can be changed at any time, collectively or individually.


RE: Gif Question

Zep, the gif did work when opened with IE.

Dammccoy and Zep, many, many years ago I had Irfanview installed on a computer. Did not even know it was still offered. I will download it and the add ons.

Thanks a million.

RE: Gif Question

I open Gif files with Windows Media player with no problem.
I have turn repeat on,so can watch a file as long,as I want.Have many nice cards and like to watch them and send them.Have you tried to open them this way"

RE: Gif Question

Hala, I have not tried opening with Windows Media Player, but will try it.

RE: Gif Question

Well, I feel dumb. Windows Media Player does not even show my gifs. Why is that?

RE: Gif Question

You need to use an image viewer, not windows media player.

"WMP by itself can not open image files but, when WMP does
not know how to open a file, it relies on DirectShow and it
so happens that a system library called DES (which is used
for video editing by e.g. WindowsMovieMaker) contains a
DirectShow source filter that can open image files in
several common formats (BMP, DIB, GIF, JPEG, TGA) and make
them appear as videos to DirectShow and hence to WMP. "

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