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How to Use GIFs

  1. Apr 5, 2014 #1

    TheDemx27

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    Is there a way to directly upload a gif without having to reference a url?

    In this situation I only had this gif on my hdd, and I had to make an attachment, then reference the url of the attachment. There must be a better way.

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  3. Apr 5, 2014 #2

    jtbell

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    No.

    That's the way to do it, if you want the gif visible "inline," and you don't have another site to upload it to.

    Nope, sorry, at least not with the version of vBulletin that we're using. I'd better leave any speculation or comments about the future to Greg.
     
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  4. May 31, 2014 #3
    ImageUploadedByPhysics Forums1401571981.276574.jpg let's see if the GIF function works on the App.
     
  5. May 31, 2014 #4
    I can upload it, but it won't work as intended.
     
  6. May 31, 2014 #5

    jtbell

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    That's interesting. I don't normally use the app, so I didn't know it can upload an image without displaying both the image and a thumbnail like in the first post.

    How does it not "work as intended?"
     
  7. Jun 1, 2014 #6

    adjacent

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    It's possible.
    I first uploaded the attachment and made it "Parentless". Then linked it in this post
    https://www.physicsforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=70215&stc=1&d=1401629791
     
  8. Jun 1, 2014 #7

    TheDemx27

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  9. Jun 1, 2014 #8

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  10. Jun 1, 2014 #9

    mfb

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    Me too, and I can see it logged out as well.

    I'm not sure if some forum maintenance function deletes unattached attachments from time to time.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2014 #10

    TheDemx27

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    What do you mean by "Parentless"?
     
  12. Jun 1, 2014 #11

    adjacent

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    Attached the image and cancelled the post.
     
  13. Jun 1, 2014 #12

    Borek

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    As far as I remember attachments are deleted when the post is deleted, so I guess if it stays after uploading but canceling the post it is a bug.
     
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