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Windows 7: GIF in Windows Photo Viewer are not animated

14 Nov 2011   #1
Jeriff

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
GIF in Windows Photo Viewer are not animated

Windows Photo Viewer is the built-in photo viewer in windows os. It has a big drawback: can not display animated GIF pictures! Anybody got an idea?




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14 Nov 2011   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

sadly yes, the windows photo viewer does not allow to view the animation in GIF files .,but it works when you 'open with' internet explorer
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14 Nov 2011   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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15 Nov 2011   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The ability to display animated GIF images was removed from Windows due to a long running intellectual rights issue with the original developers of the GIF format.

I'm not sure of the legality of the viewer mentioned above as it relies on an old version of a Windows system file

I personally use IrfanView for animated GIF viewing, a little bit overkill but it is one of the most powerfull and Free viewers out there and worth while having on a system anyway, also, the Plug-ins allow the display of all sorts of exotic formats which can be useful
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28 Feb 2013   #5
corgano

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

Another installer for windows xp Photo and Fax Viewer here. Just run and it's done, run again to uninstall. Source here
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27 May 2014   #6
smartyounus

Windos 8 Pro
 
 

Also not working in internet explorer so what can i do ??? please help me. i was updated my window pro to 8.1. But 8.1 have got lots of problem in my end so i came back on window 8 Pro
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27 May 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smartyounus View Post
Also not working in internet explorer so what can i do ??? please help me. i was updated my window pro to 8.1. But 8.1 have got lots of problem in my end so i came back on window 8 Pro
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