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Are thumbnails for animated GIFs going to be static images from now on?

Aman Loomba 5 років тому • оновлений 5 років тому 1

Hi Guys --

Once upon a time, certain thumbnails of animated GIFs were themselves animated.  For example, this file and its "h" thumbnail are both animated:

Original, animated:

http://i.imgur.com/H2ewgw5.gif

Thumbnail, still animated:

http://i.imgur.com/H2ewgw5h.gif

However I'm now seeing images where the thumbnails are not animated any more, for example:

Original, animated:

http://i.imgur.com/eGmdu46.jpg

Thumbnail, NOT animated:

http://i.imgur.com/eGmdu46h.jpg

My question: Is this by design and going to be the standard going forward, or are files like the second example some kind of fluke or temporary condition?

Thanks!


This question was answered via e-mail by the helpful folks at imgur, and the answer was yes: animated image thumbnails will be static from now on.