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XF 1.4 Animated avatars and signatures


Well-known member
Hi there,

A topic that has been asked many times however, slightly different. We have Imagick set up to allow animated signatures and avatars however, we also have code to allow the default handler GD library to show animated avatars and signatures also but not added to the template codes so my questions would be...

  1. Which of these puts more pressure on the server when using animated avatars/signatures so I can either stick with Imageick or do the alterations and use GD library?
  2. Is there a way to enable ONLY a premium usergroup access to using animated avatars and signatures so we do not have to manually remove users who are not premium doing it?
  3. If the answer to #2 is not possible with a template edit, is there a plugin available for this or someone with the knowledge to make it possible which can code something we can pay for?

Hopefully that makes sense and the correct section, thanks!


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Processing animated images is more server intensive.

It's not possible to make it available to certain user groups, so would require custom development.