Lots of issues with GIFs. Have witnessed many GIF related changes over the past months that are dramatically affecting my teams experience with Miro as a tool.
I’m an art lead on a game development team. We are using Miro to share and review animation. Due to various quirks with embedding video we’ve been using gifs for the past year+ in Miro - they allow you the easiest method to 1. swiftly drag/drop an image on a board, 2. view a short clip of animation while staying in the board (not having to navigate away). 3. See a reference image, so at glance you know what you are about to watch. 4. Being able to view two animations side by side for contrast/comparison/critique.
Over the past couple months we’ve seen pretty dramatic changes to how gifs are handled. Its been frustrating.
- GIF size limitation dropped to 5mb which broke entire boards and prevented review sessions (only to notice this had changed a few weeks later after we had dramatically tried to downsize all our GIFs).
- GIFs switching from a clear intuitive “play” button to needing to unintuitively mouse over a “gif” icon (very recent).
- GIFs playing at a much slower rate and/or appearing to drop frames (very recent).
As a team this has forced us to delay and/or reconfigure our review process. It has raised the question whether we are the intended use case for your product - and potentially seeking alternatives. At very least would love some clear messaging what’s happening and where things are going.
We’re on Windows 11, Mostly Chrome but seeing it everywhere across multiple users. We are subscribers.