Install Animated GIF Quicklook Plugin on Mac OSX

About the App

  • App name: Animated GIF Quicklook Plugin
  • App description: animated-gif-quicklook (App: Animated GIF Quicklook Plugin Installer.pkg)
  • App website:

Install the App

  1. Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
  2. Run in Terminal app:
    ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" < /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask 2> /dev/null
    and press enter/return key. Wait for the command to finish.
  3. Run:
    brew cask install animated-gif-quicklook

Done! You can now use Animated GIF Quicklook Plugin.

One thought on “Install Animated GIF Quicklook Plugin on Mac OSX

  • As stated in, at least since macos Sierra 10.12, a similar feature is already installed in macos.
    So, this plugin is not needed anymore. Anyway, the “brew cask install animated-gif-quicklook” does not work.
    Furthermore, with this plugin installed, when opening a folder containing an animated gif, I get a message:
    > To open “Quick Look Helper (32bit),” you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to install one now?
    So, I deleted it with the Terminal command:
    sudo rm -rf /Library/QuickLook/AnimatedGIF_QL.*
    I got rid of the message and the preview in standard quicklook works fine.

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