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    GIF's on Mac
    Should I be able to see a .gif file move on Mac. When I open a .gif on my MacBook (Snow Leopard) I just see a static image. Similarly, I used a .gif for my avatar on an online forum and it is static. Is this a matter of some setting or do .gif files only move on PC's? I know that sounds dumb but nevertheless .gif's moved on my old Dell (may it not rest in peace.)

    If I preview a .gif file on my Mac it shows a static image and a sidebar of the 3 photos that make up the .gif file.

    This is not a life threatening emergency but I'm curious and miss my little .gif's.

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    Sep 09, 2009
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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
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    Quicktime will play animated gifs.

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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    You are talking about Animated Gif's. Safari will show them and I believe the freeware Xee Image Viewer will also. Brb with more info.

    Yes, Xee Works great.

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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Every browser I've ever used will render animated .gifs, but Preview - if that's what you've been using - will not. Nor do some email applications with some .gifs.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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