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You’re not the only one. I’m glad not everyone has animations, because that would clutter up every single forum thread. A few here and there won’t be much of an aesthetic problem, but all over the place? No thanks.
List of animated avatars I can find.
Well, basically, you get the point. You aren’t the only one.
> *Originally posted by **[DemonOfMist](/forums/1/topics/329727?page=1#posts-6918448):***
> How do you make a .gif image and what is it, animation?
Not necessarily. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is just an image file format, but doesn’t require animation. It allows small palette images to be compressed without quality loss (whereas a format like JPEG will get progressively worse as the compression is increased). Animation is just one possible reason to use a GIF. It’s more common than other animated image types since the filesize and palette issues are more suited to it. Also, the lossless nature of a GIF means you can create transparent backgrounds with it (by designating a specific color to be invisible) since the palette will not change as it will in a lossy algorithm like JPEG uses.
Also, DemonOfMist, here:
OP, you may not remember [www.myspace.com](http://www.myspace.com) back when it was the forerunner of FriendFace.com (sic), but it was a horrible collection of animated glittery rainbow animatedy crapy gifs that could slow any browser to a crawl. Yech :-x
Not all GIFs are animated. My avatar is a GIF.