copy a .gif

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EarthDawn, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    #1
    OK....

    I have read and read and I cant figure this SIMPLE task out !!!

    I found a .gif in someones signature on another board and I dragged it to my desktop... NOW for whatever reason it wont play and i tried sending it by email to someone and it only sent the first frame of the .gif

    It copied at 1.2 mb so it would seem like it copied correct due to the size BUT it wont play... !!!!

    HELP I must be really stupid !
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What do you mean it won't play? It's a gif, not a video file!
     
  3. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    Meaning it acts like a .jpg

    I tried to upload it in this post but got this message... figures

    Your file of 1.17 MB bytes exceeds the forum's limit of 1.14 MB for this filetype.

    BUT it did seem like it would upload..... either way i want to view it on my mac and cant
     
  4. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok... here is a smaller one that worked...

    my problem is I cant view it in motion on my desktop and dont know what to use on my mac to view it correctly

    thanks
     

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  5. johto macrumors 6502

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    There is no program installed other than web browser than can play animated gif. Dont know what is the best program to read / make animated gif's but i have used photoshop.
     
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  7. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    :D


    THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!


    like a glove !
     

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