Something Ive never understood: why doesnt preview play animated gifs??


macrumors 65816
Original poster
May 14, 2003
This has always bothered me and was hoping Leopard would finally allow this, but no. Seems like a TOTALLY UNNECESSARY step to open a browser to view these. Whats the reasoning behind this? I see in preview this time you can view every frame of a gif, just not actually view it in motion.


macrumors 65816
Jun 15, 2007
Panther's preview used to support and play animations, but for some reason they took it away out of Tiger... and it's stilll gone on Leopard. Oh well. Doesn't make sense to me either.

Opening animations in Quicktime or Safari is the alternative for now.
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