Will the GIF's feature be a headache ?
Hello everyone, i will like to have an opinion about the new profile image GIF support.
Imagine that you have on your website 100 active users day by day and all of them having animated image for profile picture.
For example if you will access member home page where you can have the widgets with new,popular,online users and also the Wall , i think it will be a big headache to look on that page with all those images moving in there.
Don't you think that will be nice to have an option in Admin CP to disable using GIF's for profile picture if we wish ?
I have made a test only with 4 users and few test posts from all and already my eyes ware tired to look on the page and is quite annoying.

Thank you and please give an advice, have a nice day to all !
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    Donna Hi everyone!

    I also prefer to disable animated due to epilepsy concerns for some of my members on my own site. I'll add a feature request for our team to look at this.
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      Gabry Thank you very much for your support on this subject, have a good day !
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        Donna You're very welcome. :) Have a great day as well.
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    SocialEngineAddOns Using our GIF Player Plugin, GIF file can be played on demand (onclick or mouseover) and duration can also be set for which GIF image should play. For more info, visit the plugin description page here: https://www.socialengineaddons.com/socialengine-gif-player-plugin
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      Gabry Hello, thank you for your reply .. i already bought your plugin and is perfect for the wall also recommended ... now maybe SE team will include an option in admin section for animated profile pictures if we want to close it.
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    Stepan Would there be a possibility to have GIF images activate on hover? For example have a static image displayed and only animate it when a user hovers over it? I have seen it on some social website forgot which. Not sure if this will require a separate static jpeg or if you can stop gif from animating and only load the first frame.
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    Gabry I think is good to have the GIF support on the website for example maybe you want to comment on a video,photo or music with an animated image or you want to send a private message containing an animated image or you have a plugin like gifts using animated image.... but will be very good to have an option to disable the GIF for profile pictures .. thank you very much to all for reply's.
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    Sieg I really would like that GIFs are only supported for the activity feed. I dont have problem with this actually, but is really possible that in a very active community, several profiles with GIFs become a distraction.
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    BerniesTeachers I agree. Animated GIFs could be an option for members with certain criteria or completely shut off by the admin.