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Playing animated gifs saved in the ios Camera roll iOS devices
The CompuServe GIF format is my favorite image format. Sure you only get up to 256 colors and sure it's old, but it has a lot to like: a powerful compression algorithm, simplicity, and of course, animation.

This hint will show you how to view animated gifs saved to your camera roll from uiwebviews (pictures synced to your iPhone via iTunes are converted to jpeg, so it won't work for those).

Simply:
  • Open the Photos app.
  • Open the camera roll album.
  • Tap the gif you would like to view.
  • Tap the Action button in the lower left corner (it looks like an arrow jumping out of a box).
  • Select 'Email Photo.'
The email composer will come up, with the animated gif in the body. When you are done watching just hit cancel, and delete the draft message (unless you wanted to send it to someone else of course).

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It makes sense since Mail would use Webkit to render the image, just like Safari.]
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Playing animated gifs saved in the ios Camera roll
Authored by: bedouin on Jun 27, '11 08:41:48PM

Animated GIFs are a plague.



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Playing animated gifs saved in the ios Camera roll
Authored by: aojca on Jun 28, '11 06:32:06AM

How Sad !! One misses out on a lot of Fun, Inspiration and Blessing.
One of the reasons We are unable to use Apple Mail on our MacBook Pro's.
However no one will tell us why they will run on iPhone Mail and Not on our Mac's
Hopefully OSX Lion will restore the essential missing function. ???



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Playing animated gifs saved in the ios Camera roll
Authored by: jiclark on Jun 28, '11 05:16:33PM

Please elaborate.... What do you recommend for folks that want/need a simple animation for web use?



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