Jeff Trefftzs wrote:

> Karl Auer asks:
> >Under Linux, running the GIMP version 1.2.3, there is no support for the GIF file 
>format. A search of the plugins repository shows up a Windows extension, but that's 
>it. Can the Windows one be used for Linux, and if so, how? If not, how do I get GIF 
>support into the GIMP for Linux? I'd specifically like to produce images with a 
>transparent background and animations.
> Please explain why you concluded that there is no GIF support.  I've been running 
>the gimp since back in the  0.99 days, and I never had any trouble importing or 
>saving as GIF files.  Did you make sure the image you were trying to save had been 
>converted to indexed mode first?  That's usually the problem if, for example, the 
>.gif extension is grayed out.
> I'm currently running gimp-1.2.3 compiled from sources on a RH 7.1 system, and I 
>don't remember ever having to do anything particular to get/keep GIF support.
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Thanks Jeff....  the "indexed mode" changed enabled the GIF extension when trying to 



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