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Saving Live animations with action fro e-mail

by 928824 / August 14, 2006 4:56 AM PDT

Would anyone know how to save an action picture from an e-mail. When I save it by copying the picture the action stops and I only have a picture. How do I retain the action or motion.

Many thaks,


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Re: saving animation
by Kees Bakker / August 14, 2006 7:00 AM PDT

The easiest solution would be to ask the sender to send it to you as an attachment. You should be able to save it to disk and then it should work if you open it with the right program (IE for animated gif, if that's what it is).

If you see an attachment symbol with the email as it is now, save the attachment (File>Save Attachments in Outlook Express, could be something else in MS Outlook, but you don't tell what email program you use).

Saving embedded pictures can be a problem. And your experience shows that that's certainly the case when they are animated.


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Saving Animation
by 928824 / August 14, 2006 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: saving animation


I am indeed using Microsoft Outlook.Thank you so very much for the info.

Is there anyway to save the animation "gif" if it is not sent as an attachment. This one was not.

Again many thanks.

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It may be..
by entrecon / August 14, 2006 1:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Saving Animation

You may have saved the animation with the way you currently do it. Only certain program will show the animation. If you open it with paint you won't see it. If you open it with Internet Explorer, you will see it, if it was saved as a GIF and the animation was retained..

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It may be
by 928824 / August 15, 2006 11:23 AM PDT
In reply to: It may be..

May I ask why Microsoft Outlook will also play the animation when it is sent to me in an e-mail but then the animation fails to work when I send it on.

I guess what I am asking is how do I forward an e-mail with an animation in Microsoft Outlook and get the animation to work properly.

Many thanks for the info

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forwarding animated email in outlook
by beaktreats / January 29, 2009 3:25 AM PST
In reply to: It may be

I am using windows xp. I received animated emails fine but when I forward the email the animation quits and is still. How can I forward them with the animation working??

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