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(Topic ID: 266919)

Can't paste animated gif


By zacaj

6 months ago



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  • Latest reply 6 months ago by bssbllr
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    #1 6 months ago

    I can't seem to paste an animated gif into a post, even after selecting that option from the dropdown menu at the bottom. When I paste it and press ok on the little popup, nothing happens. If I refresh the page, it will appear in the image list as a png. Also seem that, once a gif fails to paste, other images can't be pasted either until you refresh.

    Also, would be nice if the focus would change to that little confirmation box when you paste an image, so that if I hit enter it confirms the box instead of submitting my post

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    #2 6 months ago

    I believe GIFs are automatically converted to a static image (PNG/BMP) if you try to drag-n-drop or copy-paste them

    #3 6 months ago

    I think there are some special tags or HTML you have to do in order for them to show.
    I've seen the instructions somewhere in here but don't know them my self.
    Sorry, that's no help though.

    #4 6 months ago

    Choose the original size/no rescaling option.
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    #5 6 months ago
    Quoted from dothedoo:

    Choose the original size/no rescaling option.
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    Using that or animated gif works fine for drag and drop, but not for copy-paste

    #6 6 months ago

    I've always downloaded/uploaded to get animated gifs to work. Plus you have to select the dropdown to pdf/gif first, then attach the gif.
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    #7 6 months ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    I've always downloaded/uploaded to get animated gifs to work.

    Hence why I'm submitting a bug report

    #8 6 months ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    Hence why I'm submitting a bug report

    I guess I'm not understanding the problem? You're trying to copy/paste the gif directly?

    #9 6 months ago

    You have to upload a gif, not copy & paste. That only works for images.

    Also, these days, a lot of gifs are actually video files, rather than actual gif files. Video files can't be uploaded here.

    #10 6 months ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    I guess I'm not understanding the problem? You're trying to copy/paste the gif directly?

    Yes. It's much easier to copy-paste images into a post than having to upload them from the computer. Works fine for pngs, etc but if you do a gif the entire image uploader stops working for any image type. Clearly some sort of bug in the code.

    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    You have to upload a gif, not copy & paste. That only works for images.

    Again, that's why I made a bug report. There is no error message saying 'hey you can't paste a gif', it just hangs and breaks the page. If there's a technical reason why this is impossible (which I doubt), then it should catch the issue and stop you. If it's not impossible, then it's a bug that I would like to be fixed

    #11 6 months ago
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