I have loaded QGIS 3.20, and in print composer, I have tried to load a gif image I have used a lot in other versions, and it fails to load, just the red X through the box. I have checked 3.18 settings vs 3.20 settings in print composer and seem to be the same.

  • Did you try saving project with image in 3.18 and than open it in 3.20? What is the result?
    – Babel
    Commented Jun 24, 2021 at 18:06
  • Yes, saving in 3.18 and then opening in 3.20 works,
    – Mike
    Commented Jun 24, 2021 at 19:59
  • OK, so than this could be a workaround. However, can you post a screenshot of what you do when import fails in QGIS 3.20? Maybe also provide the raster you try to load?
    – Babel
    Commented Jun 24, 2021 at 20:08
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    Hmmm, sounds like a 3.20 bug.
    – Stu Smith
    Commented Jun 24, 2021 at 20:08
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    I can confirm your finding: loading the same GIF in print composer works perfect in 3.18, but not in 3.20. So probably indeed a bug, you should report it: github.com/qgis/QGIS/issues
    – Babel
    Commented Jun 24, 2021 at 20:43

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I have the same problem and solve them with pick and drop the image.

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