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Windows 7: Gif preview.

18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
 
 
Gif preview.

Is it possible in Windows 7 to have a Gif preview?

Like in Windows XP
If you had a couple of gifs in a folder, you could highlight a gif and it would show you a preview beneath of it..

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18 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
 
 

I know I can use third-party programs to preview the gif.

What I meant was, is it possible to have the preview like Windows XP had?

Like you have a folder with gifs, you highlight a gif, and it plays the gif in the folder.
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18 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I've tried to open a .gif with all other MS programs and there is no animation ...
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18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The only way I can get gifs to work is to open them with Windows Media Player.
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18 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

gifview seems to work animated gifs and windows photo viewer
But, then it's another third-party
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18 Aug 2010   #7
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Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My .gif open with IE - and they are animated.
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18 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
 
 

This is not what I mean lol.

I know programs that can play gifs.
But in Windows XP, when you highlight a gif, it plays it in the folder itself :S.
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19 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Unfortunately Windows 7 Windows explorer does not show animated gifs. This is a known issue and there are many referebces to it on this Forum. Please do a search and you will find entries like this posted only yesterday:
"What I have found is that Windows 7 does not render a number of image formats as well as XP did. One instance is that it does not show animated gifs. There is a long thread on this subject here on this Forum.
The same is true for some of the PSP formats of which there are many."
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05 May 2013   #10

Ubuntu, Windoze8pro64
 
 

How can it be that people couldn't understand the OP's request? He was specific in what he wanted.

I can just see how this feature got cut for Windows 7:

Sinofsky: "Ohh, this feature is only used by 18% of users! Get rid of it!"
Programmer: "but..."
Sinofsky: "shut up and do as I say, or I'll have you moved to Alaska tech support."


There's a software named "Sagethumbs" which fixes Microsoft's arbitrary removal of features with their so-called "upgrades" of windows. Its third party, but it enables viewing inside Windows Explorer, instead of having to start some other unwanted software.

(I know its a necro thread, but since I found something of a solution for it, I figured I'd post anyway)
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