Animated GIF Avatar

 

So why is it that some folks here can get an animated gif avatar working in their profile and I can't?

I tried a couple times and I don't get the animation to work, just a still image. I've checked the only 2 rules I've found - dimensions no larger than 85x85 and less than 25KB file size and the gif I tried is within those limits.

It works OK locally on my PC when I double-click it.

What's the secret to get it to work on the POI Factory website?

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

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I can not answer your question because both of mine have just worked.

Try to right click on mine, Save Image As, then try to upload as your own avatar.

Bill

Weird

Well now that's just weird. confused I tried your suggestion and the gif worked on my PC just like it does for you, online.

So I edited my profile and uploaded it, but that's not what is displaying. I am getting the previous animated gif that doesn't work?!? It seems to be "stuck" in my profile.

I'm going to try to put back my original photo and see if I can at least do that.

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You might be seeing the previous image from you browser cache - refresh the page after uploading a new pic to see the results.

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Well, Duh!

kch50428 wrote:

You might be seeing the previous image from you browser cache - refresh the page after uploading a new pic to see the results.

Thanks for the tip, that did it.

(Must have been a brain cramp on my part) grin

EDIT: Son of a gun, now my animated gif works! Note to self: refresh browser cache, refresh browser cache!!

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Get out of the middle of the road...

Road hog.... grin

That's pretty cool.. cool

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I Cheated

Google 'animated gif'

There are lots of free ones out there, although I'm sure there are some members here who know how to make them - like Sparky's adventures.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

lets move this to the other thread

lets move this all to the other thread,

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

How Do you make animated avitars...

We have some very creative ones on the site...

How do you do it?

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Creating animated avitar

Already started a topic on this but the suggestion to start a thread on it was mentioned, so maybe enough users would use it and offer suggestions
I have tried to load up a animated avitar and cant seem to get it to do anything, tried in the jpeg and gif formats, what should i be doing that i am not.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

topic combined into one thread

I have combined all of the animated Avatar discussions into one thread.

You guys seem to be a bit over animated about this topic today smile

Miss POI

Needs to be GIF

An animated avitar needs to be saved as a gif. Also make sure the size is right: max 85x85 and 25kB. If you need to resize, try going to www.gifworks.com and do it there. It worked for me. Hope this helps.

Good One

miss poi wrote:

I have combined all of the animated Avatar discussions into one thread.

You guys seem to be a bit over animated about this topic today smile

Miss POI

"over animated"?!? Good one, Miss POI, good one! laugh out loud

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

we all must be bored.

we all must be bored. smile

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

heyyyyyyyyy

I got it to work. the size was what did it.
btw thanks for that gifworks website. worked like a champ.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Raining

adcusnret wrote:

we all must be bored. smile

Its raining here today, I'm stuck indoors with nothing to do... until the NASCAR Nationwide race comes on at 3pm. grin

There are lots of interesting websites to explore if you Google 'create animated gif' It seems you either need a gif compiler program on your PC or use one of the websites to compile it online. Lots to read...

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I know the way you feel

I know the way you feel gary, it is 85 and 70% on humidity, dont even feel like going out in this, Suppose to rain here anyway. So i figured i would play with some gifs, that website GIFworks.com works really well.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Rain Moving Out

adcusnret wrote:

I know the way you feel gary, it is 85 and 70% on humidity, dont even feel like going out in this, Suppose to rain here anyway. So i figured i would play with some gifs, that website GIFworks.com works really well.

The weather system that has been giving us rain for days is supposed to be shifting north, so yeah, we may be sending it your way.

I'm anxious to see what kind of gif you come up with.

The rumbling car I found seemed appropriate for a GPS site. Besides, I was getting tired of looking at my face.

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Gary A wrote:

Besides, I was getting tired of looking at my face.

So were we!!! razz

I kid, I kid.

Silly silly silly

And I thought my eye strain issues were bad when I was just needing some bifocals. You know some of us are trying to be productive razz

Miss POI

I got one for you miss poi,

I got one for you miss poi, only if you use it. lol.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

OK I will bite

I am almost afraid to ask...

Miss POI

see your avitar. :)

I thought you would have seen it. here it is. I know from running a bbs several years ago that something like this could happen.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

yup

adcusnret wrote:

I thought you would have seen it. here it is. I know from running a bbs several years ago that something like this could happen.

Yup that just about sums it up;)

Miss POI

My Animated Cab

MSU70 wrote:

An animated avitar needs to be saved as a gif. Also make sure the size is right: max 85x85 and 25kB. If you need to resize, try going to www.gifworks.com and do it there. It worked for me. Hope this helps.

Gifworks helped, thank you.

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nüvi 3590LMT "always backup your files"

How Have We Done Today?

Let's see:

I'm dodging bullets from Bill's avatar,
Watching Jerry's is giving me a headache,
GadgetGuy's is making me dizzy,
Super Dog Sparky I can handle,
dog_poop's has always confused me,
and bandaid's and my own are making me car sick!

All in all, a pretty good day I'd say! smile

How ya doin' Miss POI?

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

giggle giggle

Remember the commercial, take two of these and call me in the morning?

We have reached that point razz

I am glad that you guys are learning new exciting and interesting skills. Not sure if it helps in the IQ department but it can impress your friends.

Miss POI

Ahhhh, But Two Of What, Exactly?

miss poi wrote:

We have reached that point razz

Miss POI

Ya' think? mrgreen

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Animation - resizing

I have an animated version of my avatar but it's the wrong size and I am too lame to be able to resize it properly. My avatar is 75 x 102 and I don't have a clue how to make it 85 x 85 without totally distorting the thing.

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Resizing

thrak wrote:

I have an animated version of my avatar but it's the wrong size and I am too lame to be able to resize it properly. My avatar is 75 x 102 and I don't have a clue how to make it 85 x 85 without totally distorting the thing.

Go to www.gifworks.com and resize it there. Make sure Constrain Proportions box is checked and change the 102 to 85 only.

why bother...

I like mine just the way it is.. lol

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Are you sure?

Quote:

I like mine just the way it is

You could really add some class and style if you could just make your eagle's wings flap! Of course, this is coming from one who doesn't have an avatar....... yet.

How About This?

bobkz wrote:

I like mine just the way it is.. lol

If you like my avatar let me know and I will email it to you for your use. I'll switch back to my Taz avatar in a day if I haven't heard from you.

animated gif

I see you guys are having fun with the animated avatar but for some reason my browser IE6 only displays the static picture and nothing is animated.

Clues, anyone?

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flaco wrote:

I see you guys are having fun with the animated avatar but for some reason my browser IE6 only displays the static picture and nothing is animated.

Clues, anyone?

Go under Tools/ Internet Options and the click the Advanced tab. Down the page you'll see the Multimedia heading. Make sure the 'Play animations in web pages' is checked.

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CGY Guy wrote:

Go under Tools/ Internet Options and the click the Advanced tab. Down the page you'll see the Multimedia heading. Make sure the 'Play animations in web pages' is checked.

It is and nothing is moving...

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Hmm

Do you have Zone Alarm (firewall) installed and animated gif kill-bit set in the privacy section?

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"Delete nothing, back up everything"

resize to the 85x85 you got

resize to the 85x85 you got 66x85 dont know if that is it or not, then upload it, do a refresh and try it and hopefully that will work.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

THis is cool..

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
bobkz wrote:

I like mine just the way it is.. lol

If you like my avatar let me know and I will email it to you for your use. I'll switch back to my Taz avatar in a day if I haven't heard from you.

Sure send it to me.. i will email you so that you have my email address..

How did you get it to do that.. did you need more pics to get it to move around .. neat!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

OH PLEASE

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
bobkz wrote:

I like mine just the way it is.. lol

If you like my avatar let me know and I will email it to you for your use. I'll switch back to my Taz avatar in a day if I haven't heard from you.

COULD YOU MAKE MINE WORK!!

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Did you refresh your browser cache?

werskine wrote:
GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
bobkz wrote:

I like mine just the way it is.. lol

If you like my avatar let me know and I will email it to you for your use. I'll switch back to my Taz avatar in a day if I haven't heard from you.

COULD YOU MAKE MINE WORK!!

That solved one problem above...

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