4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2011 2:57 PM by Fred*M.
bethany9397 Level 1 (0 points)

I just added my gifs to my iPad, and I went to view them, but they just pop up as a picture, they don't move. I was going to add them as movies instead, thinking that may be the problem, but I don't know how to add them. What can I do to fix this? Can I not see them on my iPad?

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)




    The iPad supports .gif in Mail attachements...


    Mail attachment support

    • Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)


    From here >  iPad Tech Specs


    Aside from mail, I don't think the .gif format is supported.

  • bethany9397 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, thank you.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    You're welcome Bethany 

  • Fred*M. Level 4 (2,385 points)



    I think the problem is that the iPad may not support GIF images that move.  It definitely can handle ordinary GIF photos, either by transferring from iTunes or via E-Mail.


    If you have a computer program that can convert them to an M4V or MP4 movie, then you can transfer them to the iPad and view them in the Videos App.