Animated Gif files not animated in W7


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Grenou

In XP when I clicked on a saved animated Gif, it showed the animation in
Preview.
In Windows 7 this doesn't happen, the Gif is static.

Am I having a senior moment?

Is there a secret to getting those Gifs to move as they used to?

Grenou
 
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Trev

Grenou said:
In XP when I clicked on a saved animated Gif, it showed the animation in
Preview.
In Windows 7 this doesn't happen, the Gif is static.

Am I having a senior moment?

Is there a secret to getting those Gifs to move as they used to?

Grenou
Now you mention it They dont
 
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Dave-UK

Grenou said:
Thanks for confirming that.
I haven't the faintest idea how to cure it :-(

Grenou
I think they were disabled in Vista - I seem to remember something about
them being a security risk.
 
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Grenou

Dave-UK said:
I think they were disabled in Vista - I seem to remember something about
them being a security risk.
Yikes!
I avoided Vista, so didn't know.
Thanks Dave.

Grenou
 
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Trev

Dave-UK said:
I think they were disabled in Vista - I seem to remember something about
them being a security risk.
I was thinking that's why Html don't show as Thumbs and images are missing
in the preview.
 
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Grenou

Trev said:
-snip-

I was thinking that's why Html don't show as Thumbs and images are missing
in the preview.
Hmm, looks like a step backwards.
I'll have to keep the laptop using XP!
 
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Grenou

-snip-
I've Googled a bit and it's the Active Desktop that was deemed a security
risk, and
animated gifs were collateral damage!
http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/windows-vista/243435-vista-animated-gifs.html
Ooh boy, that's was a slanging match and a half!
They didn't resolve it.
I wonder what the 'third party' program was.

I like making animated birthday greetings, they're a lot of work, but fun to
do.
Perhaps Microsoft don't agree with people using their computers for fun.
I now have a folder full of static Gifs, grr.

I'd better get Goggling too.
Thanks Dave.

Grenou
 
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Trev

Grenou said:
-snip-
Ooh boy, that's was a slanging match and a half!
They didn't resolve it.
I wonder what the 'third party' program was.

I like making animated birthday greetings, they're a lot of work, but fun
to do.
Perhaps Microsoft don't agree with people using their computers for fun.
I now have a folder full of static Gifs, grr.

I'd better get Goggling too.
Thanks Dave.

Grenou
But they still move in Explore or Ani shop
 
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housetrained

Grenou said:
Yikes!
I avoided Vista, so didn't know.
Thanks Dave.

Grenou
I have downloaded Irfanview and have all .gif open with that. Works fine.
 
G

Grenou

Trev said:
But they still move in Explore or Ani shop
Oh sure, but it means opening the program every time I want to check out
something, seems a step backwards.
Hmpff, just my luck :)
 
G

Grenou

-snip-
I have downloaded Irfanview and have all .gif open with that. Works fine.

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(swap a mouse for a house to email)
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. - Albert
Einstein
Thanks Housetrained :)

Grenou
 
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Trev

Grenou said:
Oh sure, but it means opening the program every time I want to check out
something, seems a step backwards.
Hmpff, just my luck :)
Both open quicker than I can click here LOL
 
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philo

Grenou said:
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I did try associating them with Wiondows Photo Viewer, but nothing moved.

Will download Irfanview.
Thanks Philo.

Grenou
If it works out ok

Don't thank me...thank Irfanview


please post back with the results
 
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Grenou

philo said:
If it works out ok

Don't thank me...thank Irfanview


please post back with the results.
Have now installed Irfanview and the Gifs move!
Then went back for a zillion extras, that should keep me out of mischief for
half an hour!
Thanks Philo :)

Grenou
 
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philo

Grenou said:
Have now installed Irfanview and the Gifs move!
Then went back for a zillion extras, that should keep me out of mischief
for half an hour!
Thanks Philo :)

Grenou

You are welcome.

IrFanView is one piece of freeware that I liked so much I actually sent
Irfan a small payment.

I do quite a bit of photo editing and it's done a great job for me...
a lot easier to use than Photoshop (which has 100 more features than I need)
 
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In XP when I clicked on a saved animated Gif, it showed the animation in
Preview.
In Windows 7 this doesn't happen, the Gif is static.

Am I having a senior moment?

Is there a secret to getting those Gifs to move as they used to?

Grenou
Animated GIF is viewable using IE or any internet browser in Windows 7. Like how GIFs are rendered using photoshop by "Save for Web & Devices" meaning an internet browser for that matter.

Right click your GIFs go to properties and change "Open with:" to Internet Explorer or your desired internet browser.

I don't know why Windows Photo Viewer is not installed on my system so I figured.
 

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