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Does anyone think they might have a knack for explaining how I might go about snagging an animated gif I found online and placing it in my signature line? I found a really cool one, but I have absolutely no clue how to save it to my desktop as an animated gif (it stops moving) let alone uploading it to PBS.
James, I always have the same problem so I'd love to know the answer. I know animated gif files are layered and when we (you & me) save them we are only saving the top layer. Can anyone help us, please?
I know enough to be right clicking to "save image as" and ensuring that the file is saved as a gif, but when I double click the thumbnail I get a non-moving picture. However, if I right click and use the "Open With" option to select a program like Internet Explorer I get the moving gif. Now my problem is that my gif doesn't fit the parameters (file's too big), so "oh well" lol.
1Find the animated GIF image that you want to resize. Go to the GIFWorks website
Look at the menu bar and click on "Free Online GIF Tools." Find the sub window that loads on the next page. Click on "File" and then "File Open" on the dropdown menu.
Look at the two different methods, which are "Fetch a GIF from a Remote Location" and "Upload a GIF from Your Hard Drive." If the image is located online, use Method 1; enter the image's URL and click "Fetch Image." If the image is located on your computer, use Method 2; click "Browse," find your image's location on your computer, and click "Upload Image."
Enter your image's location using one of the methods in Step 5 and click "Fetch Image" or "Upload Image."
Confirm that the animated GIF image loads on the screen and take note of the image attributes.
Click "Edit" and on the sub menu click "Resize/Crop." On the sub sub menu, click "Resize."
View the Resize window that opens as a popup window or tab. If it does not open, make sure that your popup blocker is turned off.
Check "Constrain Proportions," which will keep the image width to height ratio the same as the original when either is changed.
Enter your desired width or height and click "OK." You will see that the other size changes as well, which means that the sizes are proportionate to the original image.
Click "OK" again and your resized GIF image will load back on the original window.
Click "File" on the menu and then click on "File Save."
Look at the two different save methods, which are "FTP/Transload" and "Save Image to Your Local Drive." If you want to upload the new image to your FTP account, use Method 1. If you want to save the new image on your computer, use Method 2; right click on the new image, select "Save Image As," and choose where you want it saved
Last Edited on: 9/30/08 2:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Hey, Angela, would you consider putting these into one of your notebook entries or your profile, whichever you prefer, so that people can be sent to them when they need help? I keep Chris (mannythepoolshark)'s tutorials on adding blinkies & avatar's handy for people, but this is a good step by step set of instructions for resizing animated gifs and I often have people ask about them. I'm sure others would be very grateful too when they need to send someone to find them :)