How to Download and Use
Animated GIF Images
To use ARG! animated GIFs, you must save the animated image so you can use your own copy. Here are some detailed instructions:
  Point the mouse over the animation
  Right click the mouse button and select "Save this Image as..."
  Left click save, to save it on your hard drive

(On some platforms, you can drag and drop the animation off the browser window to save it.)

Place your copy of the animation on your Web page the same way you can place any image. You do not need anything extra to make it animate for Netscape, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer (other browsers may see a standard icon).

Here's how to place it on your page:
For instance, if we wanted to use "arg-red.gif" on our web page
  Put the image in the same directory with your page
     (Note: If the image is in another directory you must state the directory in the path.
      such as: <img src="DIRECTORY_NAME/IMAGE.GIF"> )
  Put a line on your HTML code that says       <img src="arg-red.gif">

It is really that easy. You can view the file off line in most browsers (MSIE or Netscape).

Terms of use for ARG! Cartoon GIFs include giving the ARG! site at a link on your site. But please don't link directly to any particular animated image (that does not work, anyway, and even if it did, it causes unnecessary work for our server). Please download the animation and upload it to your own Web space. The only exception is when you participate in our Cartoon of the Day program.

We suggest that you use the animations sparingly. Having too many on the same page may cause problems and can certainly make concentration difficult.

If you have trouble with Web page coding (HTML), many sites offer free help and tutorials. There is also a lot of great WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web editing software in the marketplace. If you are an AOL member, you can take a free HTML class online. Many volunteers offer help as well.

Here's how to use animations in your e-mails:
  In Microsoft Outlook Express (the most common e-mail program) first start to write an e-mail, then go to the "Insert" menu and select "Picture." Then by "Picture Source," click on the "Browse" button. Find your desktop and the animation you wish to insert. Repeat for each image or animation you wish to add.
  This also works using Microsoft Outlook. We suggest you try running Outlook in a small window and opening the CD ROM in a small window. Depending on the version, you may be able to drag the individual letters from one window to the other, and drop them right into place in your e-mail.
 In other programs, check your program's documentation ("Help" menu) and search for information about inserting images. More and more software supports "drag and drop" which is by far the easiest way to add pictures. Animations are just pictures with timed layers. Thank you once again for using ARG! Cartoon Animation!

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Copyright © 2016 ARG! Cartoon Animation. Permission granted for use of ARG! animated GIFs on non-commercial web pages per terms of use with a link to This page was updated 5/20/2016.