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PSE10 gifs do not move when I post them on the internet

Dec 5, 2012 5:00 PM

Tags: #pse10 #gif

I made a gif on PSE10 from a movie clip and when I open it from my computer files it works fine. I've saved it as a gif but when I post it anywhere it just shows the first frame frozen. Any ideas why?

 
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:01 PM   in reply to kippycat94

    If you made it from full size movie frames, it's probably not loading fast enough, because it's too big. What is the size of the file, and how many frames?

     
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:09 PM   in reply to kippycat94

    That's just too massive for an animated gif to work well, since it must download completely to the computer of visitors to the web page before the animation starts,  and it's going to be a longish wait for most connections.

     
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:29 PM   in reply to kippycat94

    Use smaller images at a lower quality level, use fewer frames. But a gif is not capable of substituting for a movie. An average size for a animated gif would be less than 100KB, way less. You can't make a short movie clip work as a gif. Two frames maybe, like a before/after kind of thing, but much over that, you're really pushing it way beyond what it's meant to do. There's a reason the animated gifs you see on websites are mostly pretty tiny.

     
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:35 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    Please note that certain websites and forum may too decide not to support gif files. For example, I believe facebook doesn't play animated gif and just shows a freezed frame in its album

     
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    Dec 6, 2012 5:18 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    I forgot to mention that this is also a question both of the server's capabilities and the viewer's connection speed. Here's an example of a large gif that loads pretty quickly, because the Washington Post has a lot of server capability and probaby not many people viewing a page about an exhibit of animated gifs:

     

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/art-basel-miami-whe re-gifs-get-legit/2012/12/06/f9aebda4-3fd6-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_blog .html

     

    The apple gif is over 3 mb but it opens right away. That same image on a site like, say, dpreview.com, would take minutes to load.

     
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