Saving/Downloading animated images

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ~Kat~, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. ~Kat~ macrumors member

    ~Kat~

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    I saw this beautiful winter scene on a web page

    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4610/snow.html

    and I love the animated image and wanted to save it. I couldn't, I went to Page Info but didn't even see the image as a gif file although other images were there.

    How do I save or download this image? It's so purty, I want to have it.
     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    You can save the entire page. Go to File>Save As and then choose where you want to save it to.
     
  3. ~Kat~ thread starter macrumors member

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    D'Oh! Should have thought of that before.

    It didn't work though, I didn't see the animated winter scene in the folder. :confused:
     
  4. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    When I saved it to my desktop, it saved it as "Silent Night Holy Night.webarchive".
     
  5. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    It isn't technically an animated image (like a GIF). It's a Java applet, which means it's an effect applied to an image on a web page. One of the more common (albeit tacky) is a ripple effect.
     
  6. ~Kat~ thread starter macrumors member

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    Not for me, clearly I'm doing something wrong. When you save the page, which of the four do you save it as?

    Mr. Smith wooshhhhhhhhh that went way over my head. :D


    ETA: I tried with Safari and managed to save as a web archive although since it isn't a .gif then it doesn't do me much good. I wanted to use it in my sig on another site. Ah well........
     
  7. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it only opens it up as a web page. Wish I could help you more but dissecting code is way above my abilities:)
     
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I just meant that what you're seeing is an effect created by a program that you can't download. Unlike a GIF, which is self-contained.
     
  9. ~Kat~ thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL thanks for your help. I'll have to find a winter scene that is a .gif.
     

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