View Full Version : Problem with animated Gif's

March 14th, 2009, 10:03 PM
I have users uploading animated gifs, and imagemagik fails to generate/show a medium images for it for some reason.

I have noticed this with a few uploads already.

Here is a link of a sample of the problem: Free image hosting, free photo sharing, Create free photo albums at Skidpics - my girlfriend (http://skidpics.com/showphoto.php/photo/19149)

Any suggestions how to fix this?

Chuck S
March 14th, 2009, 10:34 PM
what does GD2 do?

animated gifs which are not normal gifs I know can be very tricky since they are not really a supported format with any processor.

March 14th, 2009, 10:35 PM
haven't tried GD2 - BUt I know the thumbnail gets generated fine. WIll have to check.

Chuck S
March 14th, 2009, 10:36 PM
By the way thats not a medium image in your example its the main image

The problem with animated gifs is they are layers and that can play havoc with image processors

March 14th, 2009, 10:48 PM
I will retrieve the image and switch to GD2 to see what it does. My understanding is that GD is more intense on the server?

Chuck S
March 15th, 2009, 03:22 AM
Not really it is only part of PHP and consumes PHP memory which your application also uses.