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Windows 7: animated gifs and windows photo viewer

11 Nov 2010   #51

windows 7 starter 32 bit

One other observation. MS may in fact fix PPT, though not Windows 7, since PPT under 7 already partially animates gifs.

Under certain conditions (the gif being stationary, not in motion--fly in, etc.) PPT 2010 under 7 will animate the first loop, though not subsequent ones.

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11 Nov 2010   #52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

The only problem that I can see with this nice compact program is an issue with moving to another animation while one is loading. Switching immediately among 3 gifs will cause the second gif to show some frames over whatever current file you have open until you close the viewer. Maybe this is an issue with my computer, though.
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13 Nov 2010   #53

Win 7 (64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corgano View Post
They had already said they won't.

Windows 7 uses the windows imaging object to display images, and they have made it clear that they never intend on supporting animated gifs in it. They may fix PowerPoint in the new version though.
Hey is there any chance you could add the ability to see the file name of the gif that's playing. IMO, that's all this need and it would be perfect. I have folders with 1000 animated gifs and it can become difficult to differentiate which file is which. If I could see the file name under or above the file that's playing it would make my life much easier. But to be honest, the program is a life save like it is. Thank you so much!
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13 Nov 2010   #54

Win 7 32 bit

It's not very well written, i'll admit. I am looking into making / replacing the codec for the windows image viewer to make gifs work in the default image viewer. I have an example from MSDN (google "WIC gif animation", one fo the first couple results) and it works fine, but i do not know enough C or enough about the structure about the codecs to make one. If anyone knows C and is willing to give this a try, please speak up.
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27 Dec 2010   #55

windows 7

thank you corgano for putting that up, it works to play the gif's. however, i hate how in windows 7 they don't actually work by themselves cause with my old computer i used to set them as my background but i can't do that on my new compter..
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29 Dec 2010   #56

Win 7 32 bit

look in google for "windows 7 dreamscenes"
It's better then useing a GIF. You should be able to get it to work pretty easily
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12 Jan 2011   #57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Gif Viewer

Hello Corgano:

Well I just discovered that Windows 7 doesn't play gifs like XP. There appears to many things that Windows 7 doesn't do any more!

Many many thanks Corgano for creating this programme.


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13 Jan 2011   #58

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
We are not worthy

Thank you so very much, Corgano. Like Elvira posted, I too registered here just to give thanks for your coding. It was a gift from above that you created that. So I wouldn't actually lose the program, I copied and pasted it in my computer>program files>windows photo viewer folder. I just set it as the default like the others have done and voila! Kudos, Corgano.
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14 Feb 2011   #59

Windows 7 Professional x64
Corgano's .gif Viewer works great!

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.
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
Thank you so very much, Corgano!!! You've solved a very frustrating and irritating problem for me (and I'm sure many others!).

Your viewer is simple, as fast as Microsoft Photo Viewer to load, and enables scrolling through other animated .gif images in the same folder. Perfect. Another BIG THANK-YOU!!!!!
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16 Feb 2011   #60

Windows 7 Professional x64


In regards to your gifviewer, does it play gifs at a faster rate, several gifs seem to be moving much faster than when IE plays them. Or is that just IE being slow?

I know its not my computer which is running specs that are pretty over kill for such a small task (ani. gif viewing)


Also I noticed when I had the exe on my desktop to test, then I moved it, and re-browsed for it, that it no longer would work and even though I found the file(gifviewer) and click it, the image will open in IE, but if I move it back to my desktop, it will work again. I couldn't find any way to fix this, though this probably has more to do with Win7 than your exe.

So until I can find a fix for that I won't be using your nifty tool.

Edit 2:

Looks like I found the issue in the registry using CCleaner deleted that specific entry, moved it to where I wanted it and re browsed for it.
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