importing animated GIFs

Judy Perry jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Mon Sep 26 00:48:36 EDT 2005


Hide them?

_before_ you import them??

How can this be done?  (I ask because I found a nice set of animated GIF
letters, and tried importing all 26 of them.  Slow death...).

Judy

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Recently, Nicolas Cueto  wrote:
>
> > I've been able to import 100's of AU and JPG
> > files into stacks. However, importing animated
> > GIF's -- either in 100's or even 10's -- causes a
> > great slow down of the computer. (I guess the
> > system is busy redrawing the GIFs?)
> >
> > Any suggestions as to how else to import a large
> > number of animated GIF's?
>
> Hide them.
>
> After some testing a while back, it seems that hiding animated GIFs prevents
> them from being rendered (even if their repeatCount is set to -1, but moving
> them offscreen does *not* (they still continue to be rendered even when
> located at -1000,-1000).  Hiding them drops processor use down to 0.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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