Saturday, September 29, 2007

Animated Gif Files Aren't Supported On Blogger / Picasa

Animated .gifs are a neat and easy way to decorate your blog. Unfortunately, if you publish them directly through the Post Editor photo upload wizard, they won't show animation.

Blogger Employee provided, in a forum thread, the answer to the question
Animated images won't stay animated if the image is a Blogger-hosted, since Picasa doesn't support animated images (and the Blogger-hosted photos are stored in Picasa Web Albums).


There is a workaround, which looks more complicated than it really is.

>> Forum thread links: bX-*00048

>> Copy this tag: bX-*00048

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6 comments:

Natura Mundi said...

I published a 5,6K bender animated gif in my blog, but can't do it with other gifs... Bender rules?
My blog: elgrantonetti.blogspot.com

Chuck said...

OK, the Bender gif works. Which other images are supposed to animate? Details please.

Julian said...

Than you. I can do it in the header of my blog http://elquerioultimo.blogspot.com/

what `s your opinion?

yalmic said...

If the gif animation isn't too long,
It works.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The gif animation was working but is no longer animated.

PCX HANOI CLUB said...

You can make it work, so easy you upload you GIF file to another host like Photobucket - do not use picassa host, copy direct link and add to you Blog - thay 100% work.