Playing GIFs?

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  1. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    What program do you use to view an animated .GIF image.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You can use any web browser, just drop the file on your browser icon in the dock and watch it.

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    You can also use Preview, but you have to go to View > Customize Toolbar... and add the Play tool.
     
  4. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have Adobe ImageReady you can see each frame individually, as well as play the whole thing. Not sure what other apps let you do this.
     
  5. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Preview also lets do this.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    GifBuilder, an old application I stumbled across the other day, will also "play" the gif either continuous or step by step.
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    This option is only available in Preview 2, which came with Panther. Preview 3 in Tiger seems to be missing this option, too, just like the Target size for exported jpegs... I'm beginning to be real p*ssed at Apple for their crippling of Preview... :mad:

    Luckily I saved Preview 2 from the Previous System folder after archive & installing Tiger, so I have both versions... :cool:
     
  8. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Quicktime can also play animated GIFs.

    A bit off-topic, but is there any way to prevent Safari from doing the animation from animated GIFs? (I want it to show the first/whatever frame).

    Animations makes it nearly impossible for me to read some pages (a lot of people have animated avatars on macrumors, for exemple).

    Yes, I browse with java and plug-ins disabled. Animated GIFs are the last problem I can't get rid of (no option to disable them in Safari).
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Do you really feel that animated .gifs make it nearly impossible to read MacRumors? I never thought they were that bad. Some are little excessive, but overall I don't find it distracting.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  10. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    I really can't read anything if there's animation on the screen. I have to right-click so the animations stop, and then I can read. I actually browse with java and plug-ins disabled for that reason.

    It's even listed as a mistake of web design on Jakob Nielsen's website.
     

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