This is the portable version of 7GIF, a software utility that enables you to easily play GIF animations.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can extract the program files to any location on the hard disk and just click the executable to run.
There is also the possibility of saving 7GIF to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine effortlessly, provided that it has .NET Framework installed.
In addition, it does not create new entries in the Windows registry or Start menu, leaving the hard drive clean after removal.
Its user-friendly interface consists of a normal window where you can load a GIF animation using the file browser or drag-and-drop. It starts playing as soon as it is selected.
It is possible to stop the animation at the current frame, zoom in or out or fit the picture to the window, select the next or previous file in the current folder, increase or decrease playback speed, select the next or previous frame, as well as rewind the animation.
7GIF lets you switch to full screen mode, hide the toolbar, change the background color, make the frame stay on top of other windows, view file properties, as well as save the current frame or all of them to various image formats (JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, WMF).
As far as program settings are concerned, the animation can be paused when 7GIF loses focus, the app may be preloaded at system startup, while the taskbar thumbnail toolbar can be disabled. It is also possible to make file associations and to change the UI language, among others.
CPU and RAM usage is minimal during the app's runtime. It is very responsive to commands and works fine, without triggering the operating system to freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. We have not encountered any difficulties in our testing.
All in all, 7GIF is a surprisingly resourceful GIF player, with features that should meet the requirements of all types of users.