Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 24, 2008, 05:28 PM   #1
iSamurai
macrumors 65816
 
iSamurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ɹǝpun uʍop 'ǝuɐqsıɹq
Why can't Quick Look (spacebar) nor Preview (app) view animated gif?

^^ that's the question... is there a reason to this? Will apple eventually make it "playable"?

I think this applies to Vista's image viewer as well, but not XP.

For now it's a matter of viewing the gif in a browser :P
__________________
iSamurai is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2008, 05:30 PM   #2
Telp
macrumors 68040
 
Telp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Send a message via AIM to Telp
Quote:
Originally Posted by iSamurai View Post
^^ that's the question... is there a reason to this? Will apple eventually make it "playable"?

I think this applies to Vista's image viewer as well, but not XP.

For now it's a matter of viewing the gif in a browser :P
I was just thinking of that about a minute ago. I know it opens all the frames of the gif up, but theres no way to play them.
__________________
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. -Steve Jobs
Telp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2008, 05:30 PM   #3
psychofreak
Retired
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: London
It used to have a Play button

Preview with the spacebar is Quick Look
psychofreak is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2008, 05:45 PM   #4
iSamurai
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
iSamurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ɹǝpun uʍop 'ǝuɐqsıɹq
Quote:
Originally Posted by psychofreak View Post
It used to have a Play button

Preview with the spacebar is Quick Look
Thanks for the fancy name correction.
__________________
iSamurai is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2008, 06:52 AM   #5
dilbert4life
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bolivia, according to my flag :P
Has anyone found an answer to this issue yet?

Has anyone created a quicklook plugin or a plugin for Preview that will allow the "proper" viewing of .gif's?

Any direction would be appreciated.
__________________
Got me a 13.3in 2.26GHz MacBook Pro.  I work for a Chicago Web Design Company  I freelance for an SEO Company
dilbert4life is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2008, 06:54 AM   #6
drichards
macrumors 6502a
 
drichards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
It doesn't do that. You can open your animated gif in Safari, or download Xee.

I don't like Xee, personally...
__________________
New MBP 2.53 ● Apple TV ● iPod Touch ● BlackBerry Pearl ● XM Radio
Be Green
drichards is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2008, 09:24 AM   #7
cellocello
macrumors 68000
 
cellocello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto, ON
People have animated gifs saved on their computer?
__________________
32GB new iPad (Black)
32GB iPhone 5 (Black)
Aluminum MacBook
Apple TV
cellocello is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 27, 2009, 06:30 PM   #8
Jasoco
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2006
Sorry to bump this but I want to answer that question.

Yes, I have a lot of animated GIF's on my computer. Many in my website's local copy. I think it's silly that we have to open them in a browser just to watch them play.

Quicklook can display WebKit views. (As seen in a plugin that shows the contents of a ZIP file. It's just HTML pages.) Why hasn't someone created a simple plugin that would place the GIF in a simple HTML page and preview that in the QuickLook window? It's not that hard. I'd do it myself if I could.

I mean we have one for viewing FLV's using Perian. It even makes thumbnails of the files in the Finder.

If I knew a speck of code I'd create the plugin myself. It'd be so simple I bet.
Jasoco is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 14, 2009, 09:02 AM   #9
LordMelkor
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
quicklook gif plug in: http://sourceforge.net/projects/animgifqlgen/
LordMelkor is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 14, 2009, 09:19 AM   #10
lewis82
macrumors 68000
 
lewis82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
I guess it's because Apple considers the Gifs dead...

At least it's not like 10 years ago where websites looked like this...

You can set gifs to open into a browser by default... that may solve (but not entirely, I know) your problem.
__________________
Master Procrastinator. If you see me posting, I should be doing homework.
Downvoting is for sissies.
lewis82 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 14, 2009, 10:10 AM   #11
maflynn
Moderator
 
maflynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Boston
Quote:
Originally Posted by cellocello View Post
People have animated gifs saved on their computer?
+1

I'm surprised that people are still creating animated gifs
__________________
~Mike Flynn
maflynn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2010, 04:56 AM   #12
steveyg777
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
whilst the iphone is still too crap to be able to show animated flash files people are forced to create animated gifs still
steveyg777 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2010, 09:16 PM   #13
atomicbop
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Send a message via AIM to atomicbop
Animated gifs are sweet

http://i.imgur.com/xuq29.gif
atomicbop is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2010, 11:31 PM   #14
JOSHUNHAPPY
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
I downloaded a plugin here http://sourceforge.net/projects/animgifqlgen/ and now i can view Animated Gif in quick view.
JOSHUNHAPPY is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 2010, 02:56 AM   #15
baryon
macrumors 68030
 
baryon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Because Apple thinks no one uses GIFs, just like they say no one uses Flash and that no one uses FireWire 400. Gifs still appear here and there, and they're honestly the simplest way of displaying a small, simple animation like a "loading" spinning icon or something. Safari is already horribly bad at playing GIFs and Preview and Quick Look just don't even try to play them. If you ask me, it's sad that something as simple as a GIF plays worse today than 10 years ago! Yes there are less GIFs but GIFs are not gone. Many people have stupid GIFs in their forum signatures and sometimes you just find it funny and want to copy it to your computer and keep it. At a time like that you don't really care about video codecs and modern formats. You just want the animation. While Windows has absolutely no problem playing a GIF whatsoever, on a Mac, you just can't do it properly. Safari takes like 10 minutes and 3 reloads to play a freaking GIF! You can't just pretend they don't exist, they're still part of the web!
__________________
Sent from my iPod Shuffle
baryon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 1, 2011, 06:54 PM   #16
Fofer
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
<bump>

Lion's QuickLook natively supports the "playback" of animated GIFs, by the way.

Strangely enough, Lion's Preview.app does not. You can look at every frame individually/manually, but there's no "play" button there.



And baryon? Not sure what your rant is all about, otherwise Apple wouldn't have added this support into their latest OS. As far as Firewire 400 goes? You can buy a Firewire 800-400 cable for like $3 these days. Problem solved. Just because Apple started supporting USB 2.0 that doesn't mean they think "no one uses USB 1.0 either." It's called backwards compatibility and also, it's called progress.
Fofer is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General: Argh. Giffy isn't compatible with iOS 7. ;( Any alternatives for animated GIF's yet? kalirob99 Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 0 Jan 17, 2014 09:18 PM
Anyone else notice animated .gif playing too fast? Parasprite OS X Mavericks (10.9) 0 Nov 1, 2013 09:26 PM
Animated gif on dashboard? DaisyMae Mac Basics and Help 0 Jun 16, 2013 02:46 PM
How do I save animated .gif files? stevefo OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 5 May 5, 2013 06:35 PM
How to set an animated .gif image as your background LorenzMeir MacBook Pro 0 Nov 22, 2012 01:52 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC