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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby minademian » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:27 pm

Hello all! It is I! The Webmaster. :)

The moderators have brought it to my attention about you guys making animated gifs. While this is quite a cool idea and (mega ingenious), we have some concerns about it:

1) The page load is going to increase steadily because of the animated GIFs. We may need to set them up in a separate image gallery and then just link to them via a URL.
2) The images taken by webcam are SANParks property so for a user to innocently stitch them together into a little movie and then host it outside SANParks may be a big no-no.

Until I consult my colleagues and Nedret about this, I'm going to temporarily lock this topic.

I return shortly!

Mina.

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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby minademian » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:01 pm

Hi all

I've had a chat with the people here and we've decided to unlock the topic and allow posting again. You're free to go ahead and make animated GIFs out of the webcam shots. It's also kosher to host these file externally, especially when they get a bit fatty-fat.

The only condition is that you're not allowed to post the image on here in a post, ie. embedded. You must post a URL/link to the external file.

Please speak to the moderators or myself if you have any questions.

Mina.

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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby minademian » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:05 am

melph68 wrote:
The only condition is that you're not allowed to post the image on here in a post, ie. embedded. You must post a URL/link to the external file.

Hi Mina :D

Do you mean like this?

http://picasion.com/pic17/a2b351d4574b4 ... edcabb.gif

Doesn't quite have the same appeal, but hopefully viewers will click on the link to have a look.

This is one of the prettiest sunrises I've ever seen! :D


Yes, indeed. Exactilly. :)

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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:48 pm

Jungle Junkie wrote:
I have a suggestion - could the 1st picture in the sequence be posted here and then the link underneath. It would make the thread more appealing (especially for first timers). once it is opened?

JJ

:thumbs_up: (as long as the 1st pic is not animated :wink: ).
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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:24 am

Does anyone else have a problem with linking to the animation.

When I click on it it goes to "Create a GIF" and not the animation?
I tried a few different ones, mine and others? :(

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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:26 pm

Same problem here, JJ. I'm sitting on several series of pics I wanted to animate, but makeagif.com does the same to me and hihn.org (the one where theoretically you can upload up to 300 pics) comes back with an error message when I try to upload the files. :doh:
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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby mattib » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:13 pm

Do you need an account to use the youtube ones?
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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby Toko » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:22 pm

Don't know - I can download may own youtube videos. Ask ossendryver. He said he did download one of mine :huh:

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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby ossendryver » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:25 pm

I think so because you have to upload them and for that you need an account.

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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby mattib » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:29 pm

Ok thanks guys. I might downlaod bishops just to check them out :D
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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby mattib » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:59 pm

Hi guys, since makeagif is no longer allowed I made this on youtube. Please tell me if this works :pray:
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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby Toko » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:08 pm

MATTI

it works - what a success after all thast hard work :tongue:

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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby mattib » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:13 pm

Thanks for teaching me Toko, and katja for makeagif, and all it took us was 3hours :lol: :lol: .

Please add me on youtube toko so I can follow your videos :dance:
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Re: Animated sightings (Warning: Large downloads!)

Unread postby mattib » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:24 am

Hi guys I've prepared the satara sunrise for all who missed it :D

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