Playing GIFs?

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
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You can also use Preview, but you have to go to View > Customize Toolbar... and add the Play tool.
 
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dops7107

macrumors 6502a
Mar 19, 2005
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Perth, Oztrailya
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.
 
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Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
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Bergen, Norway
emw said:
You can also use Preview, but you have to go to View > Customize Toolbar... and add the Play tool.
DeSnousa said:
Preview also lets do this.
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:
 
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Yvan256

macrumors 603
Jul 5, 2004
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Canada
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).
 
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MacDawg

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Mar 20, 2004
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"Between the Hedges"
Yvan256 said:
Animations makes it nearly impossible for me to read some pages (a lot of people have animated avatars on macrumors, for exemple).
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
 
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Yvan256

macrumors 603
Jul 5, 2004
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Canada
MacDawg said:
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
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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