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  • Why isn't my animated GIF animated?

    Keep in mine that I am electronically challenged so please go easy on me....
    I changed my avatar this morning to what should have been an animated GIF. It showed up and looks good but no animation. What am I doing wrong?

    And also, are we allowed to use countdown clocks? I tried to put one in my signature. It showed up on my edit page but not on any posts.
    Last edited by mariezp; 02-10-2008, 08:49 AM. Reason: added additional question
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    Re: Why isn't my animated GIF animated?

    Animated GIFs are not supported in avatars. So, it pulls the first frame of the GIF.
    -Monorail Man

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    • #3
      Re: Why isn't my animated GIF animated?

      That would make sense. Not to be a pain in the butt and correct me if I am wrong, but why do I see animated avatars on some users?
      Just to name a few from some threads I posted on: The Dark Lady, daddyb, Smoozie, Mtsplash, and MikeChat. I am sure there are others.
      Last edited by mariezp; 02-10-2008, 03:25 PM. Reason: additional input
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      http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disn...16-2009-a.html
      November 2008 trip report! Updated 1/13/09!
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        Re: Why isn't my animated GIF animated?

        Originally posted by mariezp View Post
        That would make sense. Not to be a pain in the butt and correct me if I am wrong, but why do I see animated avatars on some users?
        Just to name a few from some threads I posted on: The Dark Lady, daddyb, Smoozie, Mtsplash, and MikeChat. I am sure there are others.
        I've had animated avatars up once or twice, but it seems to me that they had to be sized very, very small in order to run. Monorail Man may have changed something since then, but the last time I tried it, I had to really scale it down.

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        • #5
          Re: Why isn't my animated GIF animated?

          I've been able to post animated gifs as avatars, but they've always been ones I've created (like my current one).

          If you're using existing gifs from another site, maybe you're losing the animation properties when you save them to your computer. Some graphics programs won't recognize animated gifs and will only save the first image.

          If it's any help, I use Gif Construction Set to create animated gifs. It's shareware from Alchemy Mindworks.
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