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Why doesn't Windows Photo Viewer support animated .GIFs?


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#1 Kaljinyu

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:13 AM

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."



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:33 AM

That question is answered here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pix/archive/2007/06/05/faq.aspx#q12

 

In summary, they do not view animated images as photos which they intend Windows Photo Viewer to manage.

 

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