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Small Animated GIFs

Postby WizardOfOdds » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:51 pm

Is it possible to host small animated GIFs in your personal album?
Last year I tried to include a small animated GIF in one my appends by uploading it to my album and linking to it in the append. The animation was just a "stick figure" of how a pop-up design opened and closed. Although the upload when OK, the post did not show any animation (as I recall it showed only the initial frame). So I deleted the GIF, but tried the same experiment months later (early this year) with the same results. So I wonder, am I doing something wrong or does the forum prohibit animated GIFs, or ????
It seems I have seen a few animated GIF in the forum, even as an avatar, so what's the story???
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Re: Small Animated GIFs

Postby Bill n Robi » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:29 am

You might hit the max file size, there are many size, pixel and frame rates to be considered. For large files I would just create on giphy and link them. Those that view with different devices can't always see GIF format, some browsers no longer support it the same as WBEM and MP4 are becoming browser specific.
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Re: Small Animated GIFs

Postby WizardOfOdds » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:03 pm

hummm....

I asked "Is it possible to host small animated GIFs in your personal album?",
but I notice your post is not from your personal album, in fact you do not
seem to have one. So as a test, I downloaded your GIF and uploaded it
(along with a test stick figure of mine) to my album to see if they work
from there. I added links to this post and viewed the results in the
"Preview" window: your GIF animated, mine did not. This suggests
perhaps the GIFs generated by my animation program are
different in some way. Also, both yours and mine work in my browser
when loaded directly from a temp directory, so it is not a browser issue.
Since my file was smaller than your, size should not be an issue either.

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PS When I downloaded my test GIF, the recovered image was much smaller
and did not animate when loaded into my browser. The image downloaded
from this post is not the same as the one I uploaded! That has got to be
a clue as to what is going on.
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