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Thread: GIF images display as black outlines in IE browswer! (OK when viewed inside SWISH)

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    Hi,

    Just d/l and installed Swish 1.51 in my DELL Win ME PC (512 MB RAM, 1 GHZ), Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 256 AGP.

    The Problem: ----------------------------------------------

    Imported GIF images show only as Black outlines when movie is viewed in IE 5.5 browser!!!

    The Details: ----------------------------------------------

    When I add a normal GIF image to my movie and "Play" the movie in SWISH's internal Viewer, everything (Text and imported GIF Images)look and display fine. OK!

    But...
    when I try to preview the movie in my external browser (IE 5.5, latest),
    -OR-
    when I "publish" the movie and view it in IE 5.5

    -the imported GIF images show only as Black outlines in the IE browser....
    All other non-image (text) elements in the movie, show OK
    in the IE browser.

    Again, the GIF images look fine when played INSIDE SWISH.
    But outside SWISH (inside the IE 5.5 browser), the images show only as dark outlines (ie: a green and blue sphere, shows as a dark circle in IE 5.5...).

    Help! What's wrong?

    Ray
    San Francisco



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    resident meat surgeon transmothra's Avatar
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    i'm not totally sure here, but...

    is that an animated .gif? 'coz Swish 1.5x doesn't do animated .gifs. If it is, you'll have to break it down into frames, or use a .gif>>.swf converter thing, and load it as a movie.

    See, it sounds like it's animated, and Swish is showing a sort of amalgamation of its frames, or else just some random frame or something, then outside Swish some highly optimized frame is what shows. Some types of optimization allow for deletion of any redundant bits, which means, essentially, that individual frames may look all screwy, but when played together (obv., under normal circumstances) look correct, because the animation knows which parts were s'posed to be in multiple frames, and it keeps them in view. It's like a complicated animated puzzle.

    Hope that helps.

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    N' then I might just
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    hi Ray,
    you have come up on one of the limitations of the demo. To see your images in the browser you need to register your copy of swish.
    One thing confuses me a bit though - all your text should be scrambled (you mention that the text is OK)
    Once you register it will be ok
    david p.

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    i have the same problem but ith only gifs i make!
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    Originally posted by kingcrew
    i have the same problem but ith only gifs i make!
    is your .gif software a demo or s/w or something? Sometimes they'll screw with ya like that.

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    gif to swf converter?

    hi i read above about a gif to swf converter...does it really exist? anybody have a link? thank you

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    Jerry ... don't know what the link is .. .but I have the GIF2SWF freeware program. Just search the net for GIF2SWF. I'm sure you'll find it.
    Dale

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    Re: gif to swf converter?

    Originally posted by jerry_128
    hi i read above about a gif to swf converter...does it really exist? anybody have a link? thank you
    http://www.anthillweb.com/daunis/gif2swf.htm

    Flick

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    Thanks david petley (and everybody)!

    Yes, that's what the problem was.
    GIFS show as dark (colorless) images
    when using the SWISH demo (just d/l it...).

    The text shows "correctly", of course it's garbled
    because it's demo.

    Cool! I'm going to register my SWISH demo immediately!
    This is a great and easy to use program!

    Ray


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