I am among the many afflicted by the ds1o6 fever of animated GIFs.
Riddle me this; why oh why, Grand Oracle of Google, can one actually upload an ainamted GIF to Google Drive but not be allowed to use it?
In editing something in the Drive I can select it fine:
but try putting it in a Google Doc
or a presentation
If I check out the help docs, I get
Using images is a great way to make your presentations more colorful. Here are a few ways to insert an image into your presentation…
Inserted images must be in .PNG, .JPEG or .GIF (no animated GIFs) file formats
Why Google can not Thou alloweth thine GIFs to animate?
The post "Google and GIFs: You Can Upload But Ye Shall Not Animate" was originally zapped with 10,000 volts and declared "It's ALIVE" by Dr. Frankenstein at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2012/08/ye-shall-not-animate/) on August 25, 2012.