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Windows 7: Saving Animated Pictures

27 Aug 2010   #1
DeJaVu

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 
Saving Animated Pictures

I'm having issues with saving any animated pictures. Is anyone else
having this problem? It saves all of them as bmp. How can I change
the settings to jpeg or whatever else I need? Does win7 have
an easy option for this? I'd hate to have to download a program
for something so simple it should be an automatically installed feature.
That's the suggestion when you google for an answer. Yikes!



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27 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Try saving it as .GIF. Then open it with Windows Media Player.
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27 Aug 2010   #3
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Please can you tell several things.

Where are you downloading them from and in what file type? (GIF, Motion JPEG etc.) or what editor are you using.

How are you trying to download them? (drag and drop, Right click save as etc.)

Oli
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27 Aug 2010   #4
DeJaVu

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

I'm just downloading them from Photobucket, and online group forums. I've just noticed that
some are saving as PNG too. I'm not sure what "editor" I'm using, I'm not too pc savvy lol.
I usually right click to save them. 'Appreciate your input

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27 Aug 2010   #5
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

What browser are you using? Try just dragging and dropping them onto your desktop.

Oli
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27 Aug 2010   #6
DeJaVu

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Did that. Nada. It's not saving anything animated.
My browser's Maxthon classic, 'been using it for years
and have no problems with it. It worked awesome with XP
I am looking to see if there's an option for Win7 in
it somewhere for such a thing.
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27 Aug 2010   #7
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeJaVu View Post
Did that. Nada. It's not saving anything animated.
My browser's Maxthon classic, 'been using it for years
and have no problems with it. It worked awesome with XP
I am looking to see if there's an option for Win7 in
it somewhere for such a thing.
Does this happen in other browsers? (IE8 FF, GC, OP etc.)

Oli
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27 Aug 2010   #8
DeJaVu

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Good question lol Let me try it using IE8 and
I'll letcha know. BRB lol ... I hope.

Well, that didn't work either.
There's no option for saving as a GIF.
This is puzzling ...

Ok this is interesting. I see that thru the default program that Win7 Photo Viewer didn't have the GIF checked, but everything else did. The odd thing too is that if you want to have GIF, it's only "viewer" is thru the internet, not Photo Viewer. I checked it anyway to give it a shot, and experimented. I used IE8 and tried saving it and viewing it that way. No animation again. Dragged it to my desktop and tried that. Still nothing. These smilies over here ---> can't even be saved as animations.
There has to be an easy solution. I'll keep looking, but please let me know if you have any suggestions. I do appreciate your help, thank you.
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27 Aug 2010   #9
Avie

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

I can use gif and open with Irfran View. Free.
Avie
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27 Aug 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried WMP like I suggested. A I like to save a lot of GIfs and other animated pictures too and WMP is the only program I can get them to work properly in that is built in to Windows.
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