Endless GIF into PDF

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Endless GIF into PDF

Post by Juan » Thu 11 Apr 2019 08:19

Hi all,

Would it be possible when saving an animated GIF as PDF to tell the animated GIF to loop endless?. Right now I can export the GIF as PDF but the animation doesn't loop.
Or there is a workaround for this?

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Re: Endless GIF into PDF

Post by Martin Huber » Thu 11 Apr 2019 16:29

Juan wrote:
Thu 11 Apr 2019 08:19
Would it be possible when saving an animated GIF as PDF to tell the animated GIF to loop endless?. Right now I can export the GIF as PDF but the animation doesn't loop.
AFAIK PDF doesn't support endless animations.
Juan wrote:
Thu 11 Apr 2019 08:19
Or there is a workaround for this?
In its preferences Adobe Reader has a "Fullscreen" option for this "Loop after last page" (do a web search for "Making a PDF Presentation Loop").

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Re: Endless GIF into PDF

Post by Juan » Fri 12 Apr 2019 10:44

Thanks, sadly I think that my idea is not going to work.
I wanted to create a multipage PDF where some pages has small animated GIF, nothing fancy but wanted to make it more dynamic the PDF since is a very very standard format here.
If at some point PL finds a way to do it would be awesome, but for now I think I will have to pause my idea.

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Re: Endless GIF into PDF

Post by Herbert123 » Thu 02 May 2019 09:54

As far as I am aware, the PDF standard has never, and does not currently support animated GIFs. It is possible to convert them to a MOV or SWF, but that means the Flash player must be installed on the user's system. And the Flash player is dead, and will be officially no longer supported by Adobe in 2020.

PDF is the wrong document format for this kind of interactive and/or animated content.
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Re: Endless GIF into PDF

Post by Juan » Thu 02 May 2019 11:29

Thanks for your insight, really appreciated.
I was thinking to go down the PowerPoint road or html, but the problem with html is the coding part which is what I want to avoid.

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Re: Endless GIF into PDF

Post by Hoogo » Sat 11 May 2019 13:47

Adobe help says something about embedded H.264 videos.
But it does not explain if it is really a part of the PDF format, or just a goodie of Acrobat reader.
https://helpx.adobe.com/de/acrobat/usin ... media.html
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Re: Endless GIF into PDF

Post by Herbert123 » Sat 11 May 2019 18:18

Hoogo wrote:
Sat 11 May 2019 13:47
Adobe help says something about embedded H.264 videos.
But it does not explain if it is really a part of the PDF format, or just a goodie of Acrobat reader.
https://helpx.adobe.com/de/acrobat/usin ... media.html
To play embedded movie files Acrobat has always relied on the Flash player (which must be installed on the user's system). There is no built-in support for media playing in any PDF reader. PDF is the wrong format for this. In particular now that Flash is (officially almost) dead.
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