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Windows 7: animated gifs and windows photo viewer

15 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 pro 32bit 3.8 score :(
 
 
animated gifs and windows photo viewer

HI, i was curious if anyone found the settings to allow the photo view to play animated gif files? in xp it did but now this new one doesn't do it oddly. Is it just me?

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15 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Grimlock,

GIF files will only play in Internet Explorer, but you can set Windows Photo Viewer to only view them as a still image.

I found that you will need to right click on the GIF file and use Open With to select Windows Photo Viewer as the default program instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

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 (Removed, obsolete: see last edit)
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

EDIT
Someone decided to take the windows XP image viewer, wrap it in an installer, and release it as a patch. Wolfzoon was the one who showed me it, props to him
Windows 7 Gif Viewer Works perfectly
I've looked over it, it seems clean and runs just like it did on XP. This is a much MUCH better option.


EDIT EDIT
The guy who wrote that was sloppy with his reg work and it did not work on my system where D is the main disk. So what could I do? I went over it and re-wrote it from scratch! Notes in source (as always) and a compiled, easy to use installer here and at the bottom of this post
Code:
Moved source to one place so I don't need to keep editing.
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07 Jan 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit build 7600
 
 

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
Hi , There
that works correctly ; Good job
Thanks
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20 Feb 2010   #5

 
 

Awesome Thanks heaps corgano. I was about to set up a dual boot xp because of this & now i don't have to. I don't know source codes but the only thing missing is zoom. Either way, thanks again.
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21 Feb 2010   #6

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

Zoom is a pain, as you would have to zoom every frame. other than that, it works fine.
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22 Feb 2010   #7

 
 

No worries. It a great tool nonetheless. The fact i can cycle through what other gifs are in that location just adds another advantage.
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14 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

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
I downloaded that, opened it and selected "run," but nothing happens... am I doing something wrong?
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15 Mar 2010   #9

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

Yes. It works the same way as the one on xp, it is imposable to open by itself, but can be opened with an image. right click a .gif image, click open with, and set this program to default. or you can click and drag a gif image to open the image with it, but you cannot run it by itself.
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22 Mar 2010   #10

windows7
 
 

I joined this forum specifically to thank Corgano. I was shocked to find out windows 7 didn't display animations the way XP does. I feel much better now - thanks again.
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