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gif support for user pictures

Posted By: Danthemandoo

gif support for user pictures - 04/03/05 05:37 AM

I just noticed when trying to add a user picture in the address book that there is no support for .gif, whether animated or not.
Posted By: DaveC

Re: gif support for user pictures - 04/03/05 06:44 AM

compuserve i beleive have a copyright on gif, and to include a decoder means you must purchase a liecence (this was a long time ago i read about this, situation may have changed)
Posted By: coolspot

Re: gif support for user pictures - 13/03/05 07:49 AM

The good news is that the GIF patent expired on June 20th 2003 (for the U.S only). And more good news is that the patent was supposed to expire roughly a year past that mark for other countries that have various patent laws. Bad news is, since mIRC is international, we'll probably never see that patent expire completely around the world and/or by the time it does, mIRC may no longer be in developement. But we can always cross our fingers smile
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