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Emailing Gifs I Have Made


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#1 secretangel

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 05:29 PM

I recently made a friend a sparkly name to use as an emoticon on msn but when she received it, it didn't sparkle and it was too big to turn into an emoticon, although it had worked fine on my computer when I tried it on msn.

I have just learnt how to make animated items so had never emailed one to anyone before.

Can anyone advise as to why this should happen.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:29 PM

have you tried out of curiosity, have you tried compressing the file using windows compression method (assuming your using windows) then sending to your friend and have them unstuffing it.

Sounds like its losing the .gif extension when its emailed, make sure it is still .gif on there end

hope this helps

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:53 PM

You may be looking at two separate problems here - the gif may not animate on your friends PC because she is not viewing it with an animator. I have gif files assigned to my graphics program (Paintshop Pro) so if I double click a gif file it just opens as an image. I have to open it with animation shop to see the animation.

How big is the file? Lots of sites have fairly tight limits on filesizes for avatars etc.

Can you attach it here or host it on imageshack and post the link?

Edited by Rimmer, 27 December 2005 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:46 PM

Along with Rimmer's advice.

I'd also like to know what e-mails clients do the both of you use?

MSN has an Picture Editing and Attaching Tool

Save the image to your hard drive.

Right click > save as

> clear field box and rename as you wish

To Install Hotmail's Picture Editing and Attaching Tool

1. click on New Message

2. Click on the Attachment button at the top.

3. In dropdown menu. Click on Pictures

4. You will be asked if you would like to install. The Picture Editing and Attaching Tool

5. Install it. Takes just a moment.

6.Choose folder. Windows > My Documents > My Pictures

7. Your pictures will now show.

8. Check the image(s) of your choice.

9. Top right hand corner >click on attach files.

10. The e-mail will now show and pictures are included.

When received they will show as an e-mail with an attachment.


~ I use this all the time and animations do show.

Edited by Scarlett, 27 December 2005 - 11:02 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:44 PM

Thanks for the replies :thumbsup:

Sent the email using hotmails picture attaching tool and it still had the .gif extension when it arrived in her inbox.

Have just tried hosting it on imageshack but it wouldn't work :flowers:

will try resizing it to see if that helps and get back to you.
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