Is it possible to upload an animated .gif into a prezi? I tried and it became a static picture. I like it better when there ar moving objects in my prezi!
No, it's not possible. You can upload animations in .swf format. Please check our new and updated learn page for more information on this matter: http://prezi.com/learn
Will you be supporting them in future?
Shouldn't the formatting of the stand-still gif's work in a similar way to the moving ones? Why can prezi support YouTube videos and not gifs? Is there any way to embed a gif similarly to a video or picture file or convert it to this .swf format (which I am unfamiliar with) that prezi can handle?
I make my own gifs and also find this approach very short sighted of Prezi.
GIFs are a STANDARD for presentations. Asking people to convert to SWFs or FLVs is shortsighted and presumptuous. You are losing a LOT of people. I try to convince many of my clients to convert to PREZI, but once they find out that animated GIFs aren't allowed... they go back to PPT. :(
Yeah, I wish we could get them, but look at it this way, would you prefer the amazing zoom, rotations, and everything else in Prezi, or a gif and (no offence powerpoint) slightly crumby slide changing animations?