Wednesday, June 22, 2011

pricksofevil said: I was trying to add a gif to a text post. It was under 500kb and it showed up in the preview but when i posted it onto my dashboard the gif shows up as a grey polaroid and I can't figure out how to fix this. Can you tell me how to fix this?

I kept having the same exact problem before, & you have no idea how frustrated I was omg, but apparently GIFs show up as grey polaroids on your dashboard if it doesn’t have the “media.tumblr” URL. So what you need to do is:

  1. Save the GIF onto your computer
  2. Make a new text post
  3. Click the grey “upload photo” link at the top right corner & upload your gif
  4. Click “HTML” & use the gif URL that shows up there (for Step #4)

If this isn’t clear or if you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

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