Bug 48085 - Impress EXPORT: exporting animation to GIF performs without animation
Summary: Impress EXPORT: exporting animation to GIF performs without animation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 95063 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Presentation-Export
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Reported: 2012-03-30 02:51 UTC by sasha.libreoffice
Modified: 2020-05-08 07:24 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

example document with animation (10.39 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2012-03-30 02:51 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-30 02:51:42 UTC
Created attachment 59264 [details]
example document with animation

Steps to reproduce:
0. Open attached file
1. Select square there
2. File->Export, select GIF as type, check "Selection" on bottom, enter filename, press Save
3. Open produced GIF image in viewer
Expected: produced picture is with animation, in this example rotation
Actually: picture without animation

Further information:
Help topic "Exporting Animations in GIF Format":
1. Select an animated object on your slide.
2. Choose File - Export.
3. Select GIF - Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) in the File type list.
4. Click the Selection check box to export the selected object, and not the entire slide.
5. Locate where you want to save the animated GIF, enter a name, and then click Save.

As I can see, or it is a bug in program, exporting works wrong. Or it is bug in Help, and in step 1 should added word GIF:
1. Select an animated GIF object on your slide.
And this means just extracting GIF picture from odp file.
Reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.1 on Fedora 64 bit
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2012-08-31 08:20:56 UTC
All this is about exporting animations made following "Creating Animated GIF Images" Help chapter, not "Animating Objects in Presentation Slides".
Comment 2 A (Andy) 2013-02-16 20:35:52 UTC
reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)

The LO Online Help says, as mentioned in the bug report, the possibility to export animated GIFs.  The related LO help topic speaks about "Creating Animated GIF Images" in Impress, therefore it seems to me as it is a bug.
Comment 3 Zeki Bildirici 2014-01-12 21:59:25 UTC
Reproducible with Version:
Build ID: 420m0(Build:1)
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:41:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-06-20 14:06:19 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-19_23:16:58
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2015-10-14 18:47:42 UTC
*** Bug 95063 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 11:22:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:01:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Jun Nogata 2020-03-13 02:38:30 UTC
Reproduced in 6.4.

Build ID: 4d224e95b98b138af42a64d84056446d09082932
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (C); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 10 Danny Sk 2020-05-08 07:24:11 UTC
The problem with this bug is that we need more information, that the users have been unable to give us. It has affected https://vidmate.bet/ at least 3 different people, which is why I'm reopening and setting to new.