There is NO option to manipulate with looping for the GIFs in Camtasia 9

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only indefinite looping
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schteck

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schteck

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I don't want indefinite looping, I just want it once
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schteck

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I need this option in Camtasia 9! With the new behaviors, there are many options for banner editing inside Camtasia. Most of the clients want static end. So just 1 loop/play
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Hi schtek,

Sorry that this affected your workflow - if you install a binary editor ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_editor ), you can take out this section from the front of the GIF file, and save it, and the animation should only play through once.

1. Open the GIF file in a binary editing program.

2. near the beginning of the file, highlight the section that looks like

21 FF 0B 4E 45 54 53 43 41 50 45 32 2E 30 03 01 00 00 00

3. delete that section of numbers, re-save the file, and try playing it back in a browser.



Regards,

Aaron
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Ok.  Beyond this workaround, does TS actually acknowledge that this is a bug?  Or can you explain why you removed the option to limit how often the animation loops?
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Hi Aaron,
is there a way to modify the numbers in the hex editor that lets me control the number of loops--say for 3 loops?
having it just play through once and then not repeating is not ideal for me.
thanks!
And yes, please tell your team that they should not remove useful options from new versions of the tool. This one is pretty standard in programs that create GIFs.
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hey, sorry for the late reply.  Deleting that section will cause the animation to play through once.  If you want the animation to repeat, just change this ending part to the number of times you want it to repeat (instead of deleting it).  This is in binary (hexadecimal) format:


(source: http://www.matthewflickinger.com/lab/whatsinagif/animation_and_transparency.asp )

Regards,

Aaron
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Really?  A hex editor?  Really.
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andy

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"please tell your team that they should not remove useful options from new versions of the tool"

I second that!!!!

Why did you remove such a useful option for us? How can we get it back?
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andy

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yehuditk

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"please tell your team that they should not remove useful options from new versions of the tool"

I third that!!
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Irene Yang

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Have you tried to click the Automatic option and drop it down to select the desired number? Does it work?
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yehuditk

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I just dropped the idea of an animated gif altogether.
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pierre.morieux

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I second all the comments here. Thank you for the workaround, that will have to do, but I have many many gifs to produce and manually edit now, and this was really useful in Camtasia 8.

On a positive note I do appreciate that the speed of creation of the gifs increased 10-fold from v8 to v9. It would be extremely helpful to allow batch creation of gifs from a long video in one step.
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Camtasia 2018 does not appear to have rectified this. This is really disappointing. There really doesn't seem to be any reason not to have this option, and it removes most of the value of the product for me, since I'm trying to create demos for slide decks. I can't have a GIF loop again and again in my slide deck.