I've tried uploading several different gifs many times, resized the file to meet requirements for it to be under 5mb and still getting an error that my file cant be uploaded. No explanation is given why, only that I should try saving it in a different format....but that would defeat the purpose . I want gif in my newsletter for a reason. How do I get this fixed? thnx in advance
Thank you for reaching out to the Constant Contact Community. It's my pleasure to help you this fine Saturday!
I believe I answered your email regarding this question, but in case you didn't receive it, I'm terribly sorry you are unable to upload your GIF's. we have seen cases like this with other users. Though it is an experience we are continuing to troubleshoot we have seen GIFs successfully upload after being edited in Photoshop. If you have access to Photoshop you too can try opening your image in Photoshop > selecting file > export > Save for Web > Leaving the default settings and clicking save. If you do not have access to Photoshop we would suggest uploading your GIF to another image host and adding it into your email as a URL instead. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us here.
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Following up on this to see if there was resolution on this, I am having a similar if not the error on my end.
I am outputting a gif from ezgif.com. When I try to upload the 2.77mb gif, I get the below error message.
Please let me know if this can be resolved. Happy to send along the gif are your input.
Thank you for reaching out to the Community! I took a look at your account and can see one of our Support agents was able to help look into this experience further with you. I would however like to share our response here in the Community as well. Receiving this error with trying to upload certain GIF images is something our support is continuing to troubleshoot. Though we do not currently have a time estimate of when this will be resolved, there are two workarounds we suggest:
If there is anything else we can help with in the meantime, please feel free to reach out again.
I found a work around if you don't have photoshop (like me)
If you have a video you can feed it through either of the below sites to make it smaller and crispier. The first one is probably the best internet gif maker with relatively robust controls like cropping and resizing. (I have zero authority on this matter and this opinion is my own)
The output from this will not upload to Constant Contact - bummer. So, a work around I discovered is this another web based compressor app, which can be used to compress, but to just output if you have used the above. The name is a little aggressive but it seems to do the trick.
As the name kinda indicates, gif making is a Dark Art, so these outputs may make your gif larger or smaller and you may not understand why. I don't understand why either, who is Floyd-Steinberg anyway? Just keep trying different stuff until it works, so many options!
Maybe there is a Reditt sage who can explain, but really whatever, Im going to lunch.
Thank you for sharing these sites you've used here in the Community! We hope your suggestions can help any other user that may be having the same experience as you.
Why hasn't this issue been fixed?? It's 2020 and still no workaround for this issue! Highly disappointed! There's no reason why a GIF file should not be compatible with the system you are using.
There should be a fix for this - for users without photoshop or for whom the above described methods don't work.
Constant contact - please work on the matter
I'm also having issues with this and it's infuriating. To make matters worse, it was working without a problem and then I tried to upload a newer version of the gif and it suddenly started giving me an error message. In the few months I've been working in Constant Contact, I find it to be extremely bare-bones. This is the last straw. I'm going to start looking for another product that actually has modern features.
VERY aggravating! Especially because sometimes I CAN upload a gif then next time not. I am wasting so much time on this problem. Please, please, fix this. Hopefully, J
Hi @user09512. Could you clarify what errors you are seeing? Once we receive this information, we can further assist.
It's the same error as the above messages. Under 5mb GIF but deemed an incorrect file type for Constant Contact and won't upload.
Hello @user09512, I am sorry you're unable to upload you GIF image, we continue to see cases like this with other users as well. As our engineering team works to resolve the issue we do have a couple a recommendations to assist in getting your GIF uploaded:
Take the GIF to ezgif.com, and select GIF Optimizer. Use the lossy GIF to compress the GIF. It does not have to be much, the minimum is 5. (This does not always work, but we have had success with some GIFs.)
Convert the GIF to an MP4 video using https://ezgif.com/gif-to-mp4, then convert the MP4 back to a GIF (Leave the default settings throughout the process). This may not always work, but we've had success with some GIFs that the GIF optimizer workaround above wasn't able to fix. Video of this process: