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Windows 7: animated gifs and windows photo viewer

26 Apr 2010   #21
corgano

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

These problems would all be solved with zoom, which I am working on implementing, but it does not seem very plausible


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13 May 2010   #22
blank

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corgano View Post
Try putting out the idea to make a codec for WIC to support animated gifs

I also made this because IE took to long to start up.
gifview.exe
Set This as the default program to view gif images. It is written in GDI+, so you can expect the same level functionality as the onw in win XP. As it was written by me, I can taylor it to suit your needs. Source available on request

Wow! i was searching for a program that did exactly this. I found this link. Signed up to the forum just to tell you thank you!

works great!
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13 May 2010   #23
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corgano View Post
Try putting out the idea to make a codec for WIC to support animated gifs

I also made this because IE took to long to start up.
gifview.exe
Set This as the default program to view gif images. It is written in GDI+, so you can expect the same level functionality as the onw in win XP. As it was written by me, I can taylor it to suit your needs. Source available on request

Wow! i was searching for a program that did exactly this. I found this link. Signed up to the forum just to tell you thank you!

works great!
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24 Jun 2010   #24
Obeliskx

 
 

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH Corgano!
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27 Jun 2010   #25
john1069

windows 7 professional
 
 

Hi, I'm a Newbie on Windows 7 Pro, and I have a simular problem. When I get an email with a >mid/GIF file that in XP would auto play when you open up the email, but in windows 7 or Office 2007 this does not happen, why? I sure miss out on some good emails becuase this doesn't work in W7.
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28 Jun 2010   #26
corgano

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

This is because windows 7 renders images useing WIC (windows imaging component), and does not come with a codec for animated gif files. Windows XP used GDI+, which does support animated gif files.
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28 Jun 2010   #27
john1069

windows 7 professional
 
 

Hi Corgano,

First, thanks for replying, but is there a fix or program that will allow the animated to play?
Thanks,
John
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30 Jun 2010   #28
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corgano View Post
Try putting out the idea to make a codec for WIC to support animated gifs

I also made this because IE took to long to start up.
gifview.exe
Set This as the default program to view gif images. It is written in GDI+, so you can expect the same level functionality as the onw in win XP. As it was written by me, I can taylor it to suit your needs. Source available on request
Awesome program Corgano! Thanks so much for writing the code and sharing it with us!

I can't believe Windows removed that basic functionality.
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01 Jul 2010   #29
corgano

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

It's not something that was removed, it was something that was forgotten. when they wrote windows 7, they rewrote the entire kernel, and didn't remember to support animated gifs.
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01 Jul 2010   #30
john1069

windows 7 professional
 
 

Thanks, I will try it and see what happens...I appreciate all the help!!!
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