Tutorial :Disabling GIF animation in HTML



Question:

Is there any way, in HTML, to include an animated GIF in an <img> tag, but automatically tell the GIF to not animate? I realize that the user can stop animation by pressing ESC or clicking Stop, but I want the GIFs not to animate at all.

I only want to do this on one specific page, and making separate non-animated versions of the (1500+) GIFs is not feasible. I simply want the GIFs to not animate.


Solution:1

You could use Giffer.

Just include the library in your page:

<script type="text/javascript" src="gifffer.min.js"></script>  

Instead of setting src attribute on your image use data-gifffer.

<img data-gifffer="image.gif" />  

At the end, call Gifffer() whenever you want. For example:

window.onload = function() {      Gifffer();  }  

If you don't want the GIF to move at all you can always edit the .js file to remove the play button.


Solution:2

Not with plain HTML but using PHP with imagecreatefromgif might help you


Solution:3

I don't think calling window.stop() will be a good solution. This would need to be called for every image that is loaded to prevent it from running half way through and stopping. The best solution is to use a library such as GD to create images featuring just the first frame of the animated GIF.


Solution:4

Use ImageMagik, and you can readily convert all 1500 images.


Solution:5

You could use window.stop() in javascript, which should be the equivalent of pressing ESC/clicking stop. However, I'm pretty sure it won't work in all browsers (i.e. IE).


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