Support of GIF Files

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by SgtPepper12, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. SgtPepper12 macrumors 6502a

    SgtPepper12

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    Don't ask me why, but I've got this huge collection of GIF-Files. I love these GIFs. I've been collecting them for literally years. I thought – as part of these GIFs are fairly entertaining – it would be a neat idea to transfer them to my iPhone (5). That was no problem at all, surprisingly iTunes managed to recognize these files as pictures.
    But then I was very disappointed to see that the photo app does show me the first frame of the GIF, but does in fact not play them. I understand that the format is not really state of art, but still I was pretty angry, considering how old and simple it is.

    So, my question obviously is: Is there any easy workaround to get these GIFs playing? I mean, Safari can play them, so the software has to be theoretically capable to do it.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Can you stick them in something like Dropbox and view them in Safari?

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  3. SgtPepper12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    SgtPepper12

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    No, that doesn't work I'm afraid. Dropbox open the files with the photos app as well. Thanks anyway!
     
  4. pear21 macrumors 6502

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  5. Kyle Appleseed macrumors member

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    I send them with emails all the time and also iMessage plays them. I tried Notes and a notes app from the store but they didn't work.
     

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