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Have you noticed that animations are no longer working?

Our little smiley faces work, but animations that are uploaded by users, like the ones I upload periodically, have stopped being animated.
Uploaded images are stored using a Google service.
When I noticed the problem, I went to where they are stored and all of the animated image formats (GIF) had been changed to an unanimated format... (PNG).
There wasn't any warning from Google on this issue.
I'm trying to see what I can do about it, but Google makes it very difficult to even contact them, so I've posted the question in one of their forums.
I'm not very confident that that will provide an answer.
The image format has already been changed and I don't believe that can be reversed.
An animation is a group of layered images (GIF) the format that they have been changed to is one layer.
The lost layers probably can't be recovered.
I don't know what's happening over at Google, but I don't like it.

I'm going to see if I can't open a new account with another storage service that does support animations.
I'm sorry that this has happened.
I'll do my best to correct the problem for future uploads.

2606 day(s) ago

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philosopher
The goal is to make more money. There is angle some place there Karven.
I heard the people who use goggle on their Smart Phones are being spied on.
Google and Facebook both spy on Consumers.
Goggle sends me commercials in regards to almost every search I do.
Not cool at all.


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Kravenhead
2604 day(s) ago
The guy in the forum is a nice guy, but he doesn't really work for Google.
He tried to help but is at a loss too.
He said he'd flag the thread to see if Google can figure it out.

This really stinks. 2 years worth of animations lost.

philosopher
2604 day(s) ago
I agree.

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