I am new to LaTeX. I am trying to put a GIF into my LaTeX presentation. I followed @samcarter guide here.

I have 23 pictures so I changed something and tried this:

        \multiinclude[<+->][format=png, graphics={width=\textwidth}]{something}

But I always get this warning:

LaTeX Warning: File `something-0.png' not found on input line 132 /LaTeX_Vorlage_Presentations/.example.tex. swp:132: Unable to load picture or PDF file 'something-0.png'.

The something.pngs are in the same file folder as the LaTeX stuff too.

  • Welcome to TeX.SE. Please, always include a complete MWE (Minimal Working Example) from \documentclass till \end{document}. It'll help us much to help you. In your special case: your title and text talks about GIF images, while the code example says format=png. So I am wondering, which is correct. – Jan Jan 17 '17 at 8:31
  • @Jan if you follow the guide he linked it seems like he converted the .gif in .png images of the single frames. – idkfa Jan 17 '17 at 8:33
  • @idkfa: Sorry, I was editing the question and was wondering about the confusion. I did not following the link while editing. – Jan Jan 17 '17 at 8:39
  • Two questions: 1) can you check that the converted images start with something-0.png and not, say something-1.png ? 2) are you compiling with pdflatex? or latex or something else? – user36296 Jan 17 '17 at 9:29
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    And another: some operating systems are picky with capitalization. Are your images of type png or PNG? Can you check with an ls in the folder of the images? – user36296 Jan 17 '17 at 9:31

Here is the procedure on GNU/Linux. I took the gif image from this answer of mine.

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First you need to burst the gif into single frames. I use the ImageMagick tool convert for this.

mkdir gif
convert -coalesce animation.gif gif/frame-%d.png

This will create the files frame-0.png through frame-36.png in the subdirectory gif/. To include this in a beamer presentation I use the animate package. It offers the command \animategraphics to conatenate single images to an animation. The syntax is

\animategraphics[<options>]{<frame rate>}{<path prefix>}{<start frame>}{<end frame>}

In our case, the path prefix is gif/frame-. The start frame is 0, the last frame is 36. A frame rate of 12 is empirically chosen, since it looks best. The image is too large for the slide, so we scale it down using width=\textwidth. Here is the full example.


N.B.: This is known to work with Adobe Reader, PDF-XChange, and Foxit. (Thanks @AlexG)

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    PDF-XChange and Foxit should work too. – AlexG Jan 17 '17 at 8:37
  • The loop and autoplay options could be added to produce the animated-gif-feel. – AlexG Jan 17 '17 at 8:39
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    Some gifs are size-optimized (containing differential frames). To have complete single frames after bursting, always add -coalesce to the convert commandline, as in the answers to the cited question . – AlexG Jan 17 '17 at 8:56
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    I tried it this way & it worked - thank you so much! You guys saved my presentation – Lili Jan 17 '17 at 10:35

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