Hello everyone. I just joined today and so this is my first post. I hope one one may help. You will see I have installed an avatar. This is an animated GIF. My eyes should blink for example. What is happening is that I choose an animated GIF but it is being saved a a still image. At first I thought it might be a problem with the image host so I tried a different one. So I can see what the problem is but have no idea why or how to resolve it. I do not have a desktop so yesterday I used one to install different animated avatars in my forums and each one is successfully loaded as a GIF and I see it working on my iPad. I switched from a Sony Tablet S so that I could have a 3G broadband connection outdoors mainly but there have been a lot of niggling factors. Basic things like no directional screen on the keyboard. You have to learn to skilfully manoeuvre the cursor but it can be tricky. Another thing is the App Store. When I search for items it informs me that my account is not valid in the US store so I cannot clear the red 1 symbol over the icon on the home screen. Not sure bout that one! Anyway if anyone would like help with the GIF problem for a start I would be very grateful, thank you.