View an animated GIF’s frames in Preview on Mac
An animated GIF is a graphics file that shows a short animation. In Preview, you can look at each frame in the animation as an individual still image.
In the Preview app on your Mac, open the animated GIF.
Choose View > Thumbnails (if thumbnails aren’t already showing).
To show the frames in the animation, click the arrow next to the file’s name in the sidebar. To hide the frames, click the Down arrow .
You can use Quick Look to view an animated GIF by selecting it in the Finder, then pressing the Space bar.