Animated Gifs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by techienoob, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. That's Microsoft's default browser in Vista.
    Nothing has changed in the animated files themselves, it is just how
    Vista handles them apparently in the name of security it only shows
    the first frame, thus no apparent animation. So basically what you
    need to tell people that have Vista in order to see the animated GIFS
    you send them they can open them in IE7 (the default Vista Browser) or
    use another application like XnView which is a small, free graphic
    viewer thumbnail generator.

    I'll send an animated GIF to myself via email and see what happens,
    hold on...

    Worked fine.

    I have all my email attachments set to go to a folder I named
    'incoming mail'. So If I open IE7, then click on File, then open, then
    browse and go to my folder C:\incoming mail, then look at the lower
    right of the window where it says HTML files, click the little down
    arrow and change to 'all files', then the animated GIF shows up. If I
    double click on it's name it appears inside the box that says open. If
    I then click open, the file opens and animates. There will be a
    warning message at the top of the browser window that nags about
    content saying it may be a security risk. It won't effect playback. It
    should play regardless. If someone clicks on the warning bar at the
    top of the browser window the message goes away.

    You're not dumb, Microsoft is for making customers jump through hoops
    like this needlessly just to play a harmless GIF file.

    Anyone getting an animated GIF will of course have to look in whatever
    folder their email attachments get send to. That varies depending on
    what email client they use.
    Adam Albright, Oct 6, 2007
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  2. techienoob

    Dummie Guest

    That's the most helpful explanation I've had, and I look forward to
    experimenting. Hope to send you - and others- good news.
    Dummie, Oct 6, 2007
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  3. techienoob

    Dummie Guest

    Terminology....Is IcrediMail considered an "email client"????
    Dummie, Oct 7, 2007
  4. Yes, just about anything that is capable of processing email on a
    personal computer is considered an email client.

    The term 'client' in computer speak simply means there is some
    application that depends in part on a client-server relationship in
    order to complete it's task.

    A 'server' is in a way is like a food server in a restaurant. A web
    server serves up web pages, email server handles email, a news server
    handles newsgroup posts, etc., They all wait to be contacted by some
    client; some email program, a web browser or a news reader application
    then in effect they take the 'order' and process it.

    Typically, the client is an application that runs on a personal
    computer but also needs a server, it this case a email server run by
    some ISP that actually receives the email and sends it on its way and
    delivers it much like the post office delivers mail.

    All fields have their own "lingo", attorneys, accountants, engineers,
    doctors, and of course computer geeks. Just because you don't know the
    lingo doesn't make you dumb. Somebody just needs to explain what the
    terms mean.

    My mom always said if you can read, you can learn anything. She was
    right. ;-)
    Adam Albright, Oct 7, 2007
  5. techienoob

    Dummie Guest

    Good for Mom! And thanks again!

    Dummie, Oct 7, 2007
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