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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Stridder44, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    #1
    Am I an idiot or can Preview not do the simplest thing imaginable like play a .gif?

    I know, at least at one time, you could play .gif files in Preview, but this isn't the case anymore.
     
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    I have not found out how to do it in Preview, but you can play it in Quicktime, just drag it into the Quicktime icon and press play.
     
  3. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    They dropped that feature so you can't. I'd like to see it back.
    I believe they dropped it after Panther? Someone else can verify that though.
     
  4. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I think you're right. It just seems like such a simple thing to have I don't know how they could have missed it.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Correct...they got rid of it. I just drag them onto Safari when I want to see them, since that's usually open anyway.
     
  6. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cool, but it's still dumb that you have to do that. Preview can do a lot, you'd think it could play back a simple .gif file.
     

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