1. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I seem to have run into an impasse. Apparently my sister loves her .gif images. Apparently now that she has installed 8.1, she can't just view them anymore. She says it shows up as a group of images instead of one image. For me, I just tried to download one on my RT and it shows up as a single image. Checked to make sure it was .gif, and it is. Then I checked to see if it opens in IE, which it does.

    Then I checked Bing, and apparently support is left out because 'few people uses .gif anyway', as one oblivious Microsoft Engineer put it. Is there truly no way to get the photo app to view .gif the way they were meant to be viewed?
    Last edited by Michael Alan Goff; 10-19-2013 at 09:16 AM.
    10-19-2013 08:27 AM
  2. montsa007's Avatar
    10-19-2013 08:47 AM
  3. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I don't see how that is relevant to my problem.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    10-19-2013 08:53 AM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    So, they tell us that .gif isn't widely used?

    Blasphemy.

    I'd take that GIF of Steve Ballmer jumping around and post it all over the internet, and everyone would recognize it.
    10-19-2013 08:53 AM
  5. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    So, they tell us that .gif isn't widely used?

    Blasphemy.

    I'd take that GIF of Steve Ballmer jumping around and post it all over the internet, and everyone would recognize it.
    We can view them as still images, really, but that's it. No animation for us.
    10-19-2013 09:15 AM
  6. Jeremy McElwrath's Avatar
    I agree that this is absolute madness. .GIFs not popular? What kind of God fearing, Amish person did they hire at Microsoft to come up with that great idea. Why the hell do they insist this be a default program when it's not going to be inclusive of the very things it's trying to display. Images. I absolutely love the Photo viewing app, and I'm going to dig until I find a good enough solution, whether it be some plugin, or another program with the same type of simplistic user interface and capability.
    02-10-2014 05:12 AM
  7. yarvelling's Avatar
    I agree that this is absolute madness. .GIFs not popular? What kind of God fearing, Amish person did they hire at Microsoft to come up with that great idea. Why the hell do they insist this be a default program when it's not going to be inclusive of the very things it's trying to display. Images. I absolutely love the Photo viewing app, and I'm going to dig until I find a good enough solution, whether it be some plugin, or another program with the same type of simplistic user interface and capability.
    Try 'IrfanView'.
    Excellent photo viewer/editor, and animated GIF player. Just allow it to associate the .GIF extensions to make it your default gif viewer. :)
    02-12-2014 08:19 AM

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