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Animated gif files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Panic, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    My new computer came with Win 7 Home Premium. I found that when I opened
    a gif file that previously had animation, the animation was no longer there.
    I found
    if I right click the gif file, choose Open With, and choose Internet
    Explorer, the gif again
    has the animation there. So, in IE I can choose Select All, Copy, and then
    can paste it into an email WITH the animation intact. (using Open With,
    none of the other options regained the animation except for Internet
    Explorer.)
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > My new computer came with Win 7 Home Premium. I found that when I
    > opened a gif file that previously had animation, the animation was
    > no longer there. I found
    > if I right click the gif file, choose Open With, and choose
    > Internet Explorer, the gif again
    > has the animation there. So, in IE I can choose Select All, Copy,
    > and then can paste it into an email WITH the animation intact.
    > (using Open With, none of the other options regained the animation
    > except for Internet Explorer.)


    Is there a question in there?

    It's up to the viewing program whether to display the animation or not.
    Internet Explorer obviously does. You never bothered to mention in your
    first paragraph what you viewed it with, but it obviously doesn't. If
    you're emailing an animated gif to someone, it's up to them to use a
    program that displays it properly. You have no control over what they
    use.

    I like Irfanview for viewing and simple editing of images.
     
  3. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Nil wrote:
    > On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> My new computer came with Win 7 Home Premium. I found that when I
    >> opened a gif file that previously had animation, the animation was
    >> no longer there. I found if I right click the gif file, choose Open
    >> With, and choose Internet Explorer, the gif again has the animation
    >> there. So, in IE I can choose Select All, Copy, and then can paste
    >> it into an email WITH the animation intact. (using Open With, none
    >> of the other options regained the animation except for Internet
    >> Explorer.)

    >
    > Is there a question in there?
    >
    > It's up to the viewing program whether to display the animation or
    > not. Internet Explorer obviously does. You never bothered to mention
    > in your first paragraph what you viewed it with, but it obviously
    > doesn't. If you're emailing an animated gif to someone, it's up to
    > them to use a program that displays it properly. You have no control
    > over what they use.
    >
    > I like Irfanview for viewing and simple editing of images.


    I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and animated gifs run in IE 8,
    Firefox 2, Thunderbird 2, and irfanview.
    --
    Crash

    What happens online, stays online.
     
  4. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    Thanks Nil. I guess I had always automatically been able to view animated
    gifs on my old Windows XP computer. I never chose which program to view
    them with in Outlook Express. On my new Sony All-in-one desktop with Win 7
    and WLM installed, the animated gifs didn't move. I used Open With and
    tried about 5 different viewers including Paint..Paint Shop Pro...MS Office
    picture manager...etc.. The only one that gave me action was first opening
    them in IE and then copy/pasting it in WLM. I thought I'd discovered
    something great and was sharing it. Wrong.

    I downloaded and installed irfanview and chose it as the program to open
    gif files. Now, if I send myself an animated gif when I receive it, it
    opens with animation. Thanks Nil & Dave.

    >> My new computer came with Win 7 Home Premium. I found that when I
    >> opened a gif file that previously had animation, the animation was
    >> no longer there. I found
    >> if I right click the gif file, choose Open With, and choose
    >> Internet Explorer, the gif again
    >> has the animation there. So, in IE I can choose Select All, Copy,
    >> and then can paste it into an email WITH the animation intact.
    >> (using Open With, none of the other options regained the animation
    >> except for Internet Explorer.)

    >
    > Is there a question in there?
    >
    > It's up to the viewing program whether to display the animation or not.
    > Internet Explorer obviously does. You never bothered to mention in your
    > first paragraph what you viewed it with, but it obviously doesn't. If
    > you're emailing an animated gif to someone, it's up to them to use a
    > program that displays it properly. You have no control over what they
    > use.
    >
    > I like Irfanview for viewing and simple editing of images.
     
  5. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Panic wrote:
    > Thanks Nil. I guess I had always automatically been able to view
    > animated gifs on my old Windows XP computer. I never chose which
    > program to view them with in Outlook Express. On my new Sony
    > All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed, the animated gifs
    > didn't move. I used Open With and tried about 5 different viewers
    > including Paint..Paint Shop Pro...MS Office picture manager...etc..
    > The only one that gave me action was first opening them in IE and
    > then copy/pasting it in WLM. I thought I'd discovered something
    > great and was sharing it. Wrong.
    >
    > I downloaded and installed irfanview and chose it as the program to
    > open gif files. Now, if I send myself an animated gif when I
    > receive it, it opens with animation. Thanks Nil & Dave.


    Paint Shop Pro doesn't do animated gifs, at least the older versions
    don't, but Animation Shop, which is included with PSP, does.
    --
    Crash

    "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
    ~ W. Edwards Deming ~
     
  6. Ann Watson

    Ann Watson Flightless Bird

    Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    > Panic wrote:
    >> Thanks Nil. I guess I had always automatically been able to
    >> view animated gifs on my old Windows XP computer. I never chose
    >> which program to view them with in Outlook Express. On my new Sony
    >> All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed, the animated gifs
    >> didn't move. I used Open With and tried about 5 different viewers
    >> including Paint..Paint Shop Pro...MS Office picture
    >> manager...etc..
    >> The only one that gave me action was first opening them in IE and
    >> then copy/pasting it in WLM. I thought I'd discovered something
    >> great and was sharing it. Wrong.
    >>
    >> I downloaded and installed irfanview and chose it as the
    >> program to
    >> open gif files. Now, if I send myself an animated gif when I
    >> receive it, it opens with animation. Thanks Nil & Dave.

    >
    > Paint Shop Pro doesn't do animated gifs, at least the older versions
    > don't, but Animation Shop, which is included with PSP, does.


    Paint Shop Pro hasn't included Animation Shop for several
    versions now (possibly PSP 9 was the last to do so), sometime
    after Corel took over. It was briefly a separate product but
    they no longer produce it.
     
  7. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Ann Watson wrote:
    > Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >> Panic wrote:
    >>> Thanks Nil. I guess I had always automatically been able to
    >>> view animated gifs on my old Windows XP computer. I never chose
    >>> which program to view them with in Outlook Express. On my new Sony
    >>> All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed, the animated gifs
    >>> didn't move. I used Open With and tried about 5 different viewers
    >>> including Paint..Paint Shop Pro...MS Office picture
    >>> manager...etc..
    >>> The only one that gave me action was first opening them in IE and
    >>> then copy/pasting it in WLM. I thought I'd discovered something
    >>> great and was sharing it. Wrong.
    >>>
    >>> I downloaded and installed irfanview and chose it as the
    >>> program to
    >>> open gif files. Now, if I send myself an animated gif when I
    >>> receive it, it opens with animation. Thanks Nil & Dave.

    >>
    >> Paint Shop Pro doesn't do animated gifs, at least the older versions
    >> don't, but Animation Shop, which is included with PSP, does.

    >
    > Paint Shop Pro hasn't included Animation Shop for several versions now
    > (possibly PSP 9 was the last to do so), sometime after Corel took over.
    > It was briefly a separate product but they no longer produce it.


    Thanks for the info. That's probably why I'm still using PSP 5. :)
    --
    Crash

    "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    ~ Otto von Bismarck ~
     
  8. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > On my new Sony All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed,
    > the animated gifs didn't move.


    Windows Live Mail displays animated gifs just fine for me.
     
  9. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DDBF01CAF7EDnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> On my new Sony All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed,
    >> the animated gifs didn't move.

    >
    > Windows Live Mail displays animated gifs just fine for me.



    You are lucky and likely the only person on the planet who can see the
    animation in WLM before you send it elsewhere :)

    When open an animated Gif in Windows Explorer, or add an animated gif to a
    message, I can't see the animation itself, just a static image, unless I
    check it in IrfanView or Paints Shop Pro's Animation Shop, or Internet
    Explorer.
    Microsoft, in their wisdom, stopped showing animations as a security measure
    apparently. Very annoying, but then WLM is full of annoying 'improvements'.

    Grenou
     
  10. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Grenou wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9DDBF01CAF7EDnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    >> On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in
    >> alt.windows7.general:
    >>
    >>> On my new Sony All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed,
    >>> the animated gifs didn't move.

    >>
    >> Windows Live Mail displays animated gifs just fine for me.

    >
    >
    > You are lucky and likely the only person on the planet who can see
    > the animation in WLM before you send it elsewhere :)
    >
    > When open an animated Gif in Windows Explorer, or add an animated gif
    > to a message, I can't see the animation itself, just a static image,
    > unless I check it in IrfanView or Paints Shop Pro's Animation Shop,
    > or Internet Explorer. Microsoft, in their wisdom, stopped showing
    > animations as a security measure apparently. Very annoying, but then
    > WLM is full of annoying 'improvements'.


    Nil didn't specify when WLM showed the animation, before sending, after
    sending, or on receipt. I use Thunderbird, and it shows the animation
    after sending (in the "sent" folder) and upon receipt, but not before
    sending. It's just listed as an attachment. Is WLM different?
    --
    Crash

    "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    ~ Otto von Bismarck ~
     
  11. Ann Watson

    Ann Watson Flightless Bird

    Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    > Ann Watson wrote:


    >> Paint Shop Pro hasn't included Animation Shop for several
    >> versions now (possibly PSP 9 was the last to do so), sometime
    >> after Corel took over. It was briefly a separate product but
    >> they no longer produce it.

    >
    > Thanks for the info. That's probably why I'm still using PSP 5. :)


    You can't be using Win7 then?!
     
  12. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Ann Watson wrote:
    > Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >> Ann Watson wrote:

    >
    >>> Paint Shop Pro hasn't included Animation Shop for several
    >>> versions now (possibly PSP 9 was the last to do so), sometime
    >>> after Corel took over. It was briefly a separate product but they
    >>> no longer produce it.

    >>
    >> Thanks for the info. That's probably why I'm still using PSP 5. :)
    >>

    >
    > You can't be using Win7 then?!


    Oh, yes. 64 bit, even. Pinned to the taskbar and everything. I don't
    remember if I used the "Troubleshoot compatibility" option, or not.
    --
    Crash

    What happens online, stays online.
     
  13. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 22 Aug 2010, "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > You are lucky and likely the only person on the planet who can see
    > the animation in WLM before you send it elsewhere :)


    Where did you get that from? I said no such thing. Please don't put
    words in my mouth.

    I sent myself an email containing an animated gif. When I viewed the
    message, the animation displayed just as it should.

    > When open an animated Gif in Windows Explorer, or add an animated
    > gif to a message, I can't see the animation itself, just a static
    > image, unless I check it in IrfanView or Paints Shop Pro's
    > Animation Shop, or Internet Explorer.
    > Microsoft, in their wisdom, stopped showing animations as a
    > security measure apparently. Very annoying, but then WLM is full
    > of annoying 'improvements'.


    Why would anybody care if the animation displays before sending? You
    already know what it is. The important part is how it looks to the
    receiver, and WLM does that just fine. Just create a regular email with
    an attachment, not a "photo email."
     
  14. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:7f-dnfJ4N8N5nOzRnZ2dnUVZ8kqdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    >
    > "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9DDBF01CAF7EDnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    >> On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in
    >> alt.windows7.general:
    >>
    >>> On my new Sony All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed,
    >>> the animated gifs didn't move.

    >>
    >> Windows Live Mail displays animated gifs just fine for me.

    >
    >
    > You are lucky and likely the only person on the planet who can see the
    > animation in WLM before you send it elsewhere :)
    >
    > When open an animated Gif in Windows Explorer, or add an animated gif to a
    > message, I can't see the animation itself, just a static image, unless I
    > check it in IrfanView or Paints Shop Pro's Animation Shop, or Internet
    > Explorer.
    > Microsoft, in their wisdom, stopped showing animations as a security
    > measure apparently. Very annoying, but then WLM is full of annoying
    > 'improvements'.


    Nodnodnod!

    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  15. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:LO7co.65190$lS1.63505@newsfe12.iad...
    > Grenou wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9DDBF01CAF7EDnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    >>> On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in alt.windows7.general:
    >>>
    >>>> On my new Sony All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed, the
    >>>> animated gifs didn't move.
    >>>
    >>> Windows Live Mail displays animated gifs just fine for me.

    >>
    >>
    >> You are lucky and likely the only person on the planet who can see the
    >> animation in WLM before you send it elsewhere :)
    >>
    >> When open an animated Gif in Windows Explorer, or add an animated gif
    >> to a message, I can't see the animation itself, just a static image,
    >> unless I check it in IrfanView or Paints Shop Pro's Animation Shop,
    >> or Internet Explorer. Microsoft, in their wisdom, stopped showing
    >> animations as a security measure apparently. Very annoying, but then
    >> WLM is full of annoying 'improvements'.

    >
    > Nil didn't specify when WLM showed the animation, before sending, after
    > sending, or on receipt. I use Thunderbird, and it shows the animation
    > after sending (in the "sent" folder) and upon receipt, but not before
    > sending. It's just listed as an attachment. Is WLM different?
    > --
    > Crash
    >



    It's one of my biggest dislikes about WLM (amongst others).
    Not being able to see an animation before you send it, unless jumping
    through hoops to use other methods, is plain stupid.
    I insert the animated Gif 'inline'. Nothing moves before I send it, but does
    when I look in the Sent folder.
    XP & Outlook Express didn't make such a fuss and showed what you wanted to
    see.
    Windows 7 is nice, but WLM isn't.
    (I have tried Thunderbird, but we didn't get on)

    Grenou
     
  16. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 22 Aug 2010, "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > It's one of my biggest dislikes about WLM (amongst others).
    > Not being able to see an animation before you send it, unless
    > jumping through hoops to use other methods, is plain stupid.
    > I insert the animated Gif 'inline'. Nothing moves before I send
    > it, but does when I look in the Sent folder.


    Why is that important to you? You already know its an animated gif
    before you attach it to the message. What difference does it make
    whether or not you can see the attachment move? Seems to me it's
    nothing to get so worked up about.
     
  17. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message
    news:8dcue4F7amU2@mid.individual.net...
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:7f-dnfJ4N8N5nOzRnZ2dnUVZ8kqdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9DDBF01CAF7EDnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    >>> On 21 Aug 2010, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in
    >>> alt.windows7.general:
    >>>
    >>>> On my new Sony All-in-one desktop with Win 7 and WLM installed,
    >>>> the animated gifs didn't move.
    >>>
    >>> Windows Live Mail displays animated gifs just fine for me.

    >>
    >>
    >> You are lucky and likely the only person on the planet who can see the
    >> animation in WLM before you send it elsewhere :)
    >>
    >> When I open an animated Gif in Windows Explorer, or add an animated gif
    >> to a message, I can't see the animation itself, just a static image,
    >> unless I check it in IrfanView or Paints Shop Pro's Animation Shop, or
    >> Internet Explorer.
    >> Microsoft, in their wisdom, stopped showing animations as a security
    >> measure apparently. Very annoying, but then WLM is full of annoying
    >> 'improvements'.

    >
    > Nodnodnod!
    >
    > --
    > --
    > https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/



    :))
     
  18. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    See my previous post :)

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DDC81B44240Cnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 22 Aug 2010, "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> It's one of my biggest dislikes about WLM (amongst others).
    >> Not being able to see an animation before you send it, unless
    >> jumping through hoops to use other methods, is plain stupid.
    >> I insert the animated Gif 'inline'. Nothing moves before I send
    >> it, but does when I look in the Sent folder.

    >
    > Why is that important to you? You already know its an animated gif
    > before you attach it to the message. What difference does it make
    > whether or not you can see the attachment move? Seems to me it's
    > nothing to get so worked up about.
     
  19. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 22 Aug 2010, "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > See my previous post :)


    I've read all your posts in this thread. None of them say why you or
    anyone would need or want to be able to see an animated gif in action
    from within Windows Live Mail before you send it.

    Seems completely unnecessary to me.
     
  20. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    Miaow ... hiss

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DDC71BA0721Anilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 22 Aug 2010, "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> You are lucky and likely the only person on the planet who can see
    >> the animation in WLM before you send it elsewhere :)

    >
    > Where did you get that from? I said no such thing. Please don't put
    > words in my mouth.
    >
    > I sent myself an email containing an animated gif. When I viewed the
    > message, the animation displayed just as it should.
    >
    >> When open an animated Gif in Windows Explorer, or add an animated
    >> gif to a message, I can't see the animation itself, just a static
    >> image, unless I check it in IrfanView or Paints Shop Pro's
    >> Animation Shop, or Internet Explorer.
    >> Microsoft, in their wisdom, stopped showing animations as a
    >> security measure apparently. Very annoying, but then WLM is full
    >> of annoying 'improvements'.

    >
    > Why would anybody care if the animation displays before sending? You
    > already know what it is. The important part is how it looks to the
    > receiver, and WLM does that just fine. Just create a regular email with
    > an attachment, not a "photo email."
     

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