Animated GIFs

Animated GIFs are images encoded in a graphics interchange format (GIF). A GIF contains many frames sequenced in a single file. Sitecore Content Hub ingests and lets you visualize animated GIFs. You can view an animated preview of GIFs on their asset details page.


The inline preview of GIFs on the Assets page is not animated.

To view the animated preview of a GIF:

  1. On the menu bar, click Assets.
  2. On the Assets page, click the GIF asset you want.
  3. On the asset details page, click on the preview image.

    Clicking again stops the preview and returns the GIF to the first frame. The icon reappears.

To view a GIF asset in fullscreen mode, in the bottom-right corner of the preview, click Fullscreen .

If you specified a loop count, the GIF plays that number of times before stopping and returning to the first frame; otherwise, it loops forever.

GIF annotations and renditions

You can add annotations to GIFs, but only the first frame of the GIF is displayed.

There are four different renditions available for GIF assets. One is the default rendition, which generates static images. The other three are animated renditions, as shown in the following table:

Animated previewAn animated preview version of the GIF
Animated thumbnailAn animated thumbnail of the GIF
Medium animatedA medium animated version of the GIF

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