[Scribus] Animated Gif Images in Scribus - Possible?

Tobias Hilbricht hilbricht
Wed Jun 29 11:43:27 CEST 2005

Am Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2005 04:20 schrieb Ow Mun Heng:
> On Sun, 2005-06-26 at 22:39 +0800, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > I'm wondering if there's any way to embed animated GIF images into
> > scribus such that the resulting PDF will also be animated. I've seen 1
> > or 2 PDFs which has this feature and I'm trying to determine if It can
> > be done in scribus.
> >
> > If yes, How? Thanks.
> Does anyone have any info on this?? Is it possible?

VTeX comes with "fake" support for animated gifs in PDF. The manual and 
example file animgif.pdf (animgif.pdf. for example in 
ftp://www.dante.de/ctan/systems/vtex/common/vtex-doc.zip, author Michael 
Vulis) says

begin quote

Before getting into specifics and examples, it is important to realize that 
Gif animation is impossible. There is no support in the Pdf format for 
inclusion of animated Gifs; the movie support as provided by Pdf is so 
platform-dependant as to be avoided; and the JavaScript support is inadequate 
for achieving animation by switching frames via a JavaScript timer. What you 
are about to see is really a fake composed of overlapping frames, and made 
possible only by the slowness of Pdf rendering. One the positive side, it is 
a working fake which is rather easy to use, and which delivers most of what 
the users expect from animated Gifs.

end quote

However, this is from 2000, things might have changed since then?

Yours sincerely

Tobias Hilbricht

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