Inserting GIF files into Storyline

Hello!

I am working on an eLearning projext that requires a lot of GIF files from the client to be integrated into the learning.

While searching the forums I found several posts where people got help in making GIF files work and a few saying that GIF files need to be converted to SWF files.

Which is correct?

Can I insert a GIF file into Storyline? If so How?

If not - how can I convert the GIF to SWF?

Thanks 

94 Replies
Jill McAuliffe

Actually, I got a response but still am unable to get a GIF to work in Storyline 360.

 

I'm beginning to think it's the way I'm able to download it. Is there a computer setting that I can change?

 

One of my coworkers can download it and it works just fine. But it just doesn't work for me. I tried so many time - unsuccessfully - that I finally just gave up! :)

 

Thanks for any ideas or suggestions you may have!

 

Jill

 

Leslie McKerchie

Hey Jill,

So, even using another site, the items are not downloading in a useable format for you? 

I've not heard of that happening.

Could you try in a different browser perhaps? Do you have a website/URL link to a gif that I could take a look at to see if it works well for me?

It also looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email. You can remove that if needed by clicking ‘Edit’ beneath your response. Here’s a quick Peek video if you need help.

Leslie McKerchie

Hey Jill,

So, even using another site, the items are not downloading in a useable format for you? 

I've not heard of that happening.

Could you try in a different browser perhaps? Do you have a website/URL link to a gif that I could take a look at to see if it works well for me?

It also looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email. You can remove that if needed by clicking ‘Edit’ beneath your response. Here’s a quick Peek video if you need help.

Jill McAuliffe

Okay, so I’m using giphy..com (https://giphy.com/gifs/animation-heart-xUA7biF7n8LcAqh4bK/undefined).

I don’t actually see an option to download so perhaps that’s where it’s going wrong? (I’ve tried other sites, too, but this was recommended by someone who was trying to help me previously.)

I see options to copy the link, embed, etc. OR if I right click on the image, I can copy, etc. If I do copy, it saves as a .gif on my computer. But, when I try to insert that into a video, it doesn’t work. I just get a static image with no “giphy” action.

Perhaps I’m just doing it wrong?

Thanks for your help.

Jill

P.S. As far as the signature, I’m just using the email to reply – not posting on the site. When I clicked the link to post directly to the site, I didn’t see this thread (between you and me), so I was confused.

Thanks again.

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Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for sharing the link with me Jill.

I tend to make gifs more than search, and they sure don't make it easy to save. I had to do a right-click 'Save Image As' and then was able to add that image to my SL file.

I'll attach both here for you to take a look and see if it works for you as well.

Click the link here to pop into our conversation and see the response with your signature if you were hoping to remove it.

Jill McAuliffe

Hallelujah!  I've got it now!  and it works!

Thank you so much for your patience and diligence in helping me to get this work.  I swear I'm not really a novice at this whole thing but was obviously missing something here!  (And I promise this isn't my first day to sit at a computer!)  :^)

I do want to learn how to create them and need to watch Tom K's recording on how to do that.  If you have any other helpful hints or links for creating your own gifs, please feel free to share.

Thanks again for your help, Leslie!

Jill

Leslie McKerchie

Woo hoo! Glad I was able to help you out Jill :)

Eh, I'm not so fun with gifs - it's usually just screen recordings to help customers here that end up being 15s or less and I just turn 'em into a gif so I don't have to voice over :)

I don't know how to make fun ones either.

Be sure to pop back in and show me what you come up with :)

Gillian Delvigne

I have the same problem : I have this animated gif who works fine in my browser and on Windows viewer (see attachment), but when I insert it in storyline it becomes a static picture.

Any idea ?

I created it with Photoshop. What are clearly the correct options for exporting gif working in storyline please ?

Alyssa Gomez

Hey Gillian,

Thanks for your post and for including that GIF file. When I inserted it onto a Storyline 360 slide, I saw the same problem you did. Strange thing is, I can insert other GIF files without a problem. 

I'd like to share this with our Support team to get some further insight. They'll reach out as soon as they have more to share with you!

Gillian Delvigne

Hi Alyssa,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

As I told to your the support, I tried to export my gif again by changing some parameters (the size of the image) and strangely, it worked fine.

It would be great if the articulate support wrote an article about the properties that gif must have to work in the software.

 

Best regards,

Gillian