I'm not having any technical trouble, I know it's not supposed to support .GIF animations. I just need help understanding why the choice was made. Someone smarter than me must know.
Windows XP had a general use image viewer. So why for the future did Microsoft decide to take all of the features out except for the ones that let you see still images? It's a step backwards, I'm struggling to try and understand why this is. This "Windows 7 Ultimate" doesn't seem very "ultimate."