Peculiarity with Animated GIF's

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Tue Dec 12 05:53:30 EST 2006

> I've noticed a cumbersome little problem with animated GIF's in the Mac
> version of Rev 2.7.4. If I have an animated GIF as part of a group, and
> I set the visible of that group to false for a short time (I am
> guessing longer than the time taken for one animation cycle), and then
> I show the group, the animation seizes to play. I discovered a
> workaround which is to ungroup and then regroup the group with the
> screen locked and that seems to solve the issue but only in a
> roundabout way. Am I missing something here regarding the handling of
> animated GIF's? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

I don't know why this happens, but i can offer you a less cumbersome workaround.
if you set "the repeatCount" of the image to a negative number, then
the animation will repeat indefinitely. Set it whenever the image is
made visible, and you should be fine.


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