Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Animated GIFs on your iPad

An Animated Gif is a series of photographs that are contained within the one file in order to create an illusion of movement. The Graphics Interchange Format ( GIF) has been in existence since 1987 but has only really found favour on the internet in the last couple of years. Many websites actually use GIFs as part of their banners in order to create movement and interest in an otherwise static webpage. GIFs can be created to illustrate a single action at which point the animation ceases or they can be produced to create an infinite loop. Here are a couple of GIF creators for iOS in order to explore the possibilities of GIFs in your classroom, on your website or even just as an illustration of a concept. Enjoy!

Note: The GIF above was created by one of my students using an online tool called gickr.com and not an iOS app

Echograph: FREE
Echograph is a storytelling medium made for iOS. Explore new possibilities in animated photography. Created by artists for artists. Share your Echographs directly to Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. Download your Echographs from iTunes for use in Final Cut, Keynote, iBooks Author, or HTML5.


GifBoom: FREE
Gifboom lets you capture and share your moments. It's simple, fast and effortless to create amazing clips with added features. Gifboom combines video and gif editing with social networking features. Multiple capture modes: Stop Motion, Burst, Auto and Timer as well as dozen of vintage real time filters.


Moquu: FREE
Animate your photos! Create animated GIFs and share them with ease! Moquu helps you simplify the way you do and lets you focus on your creative side to create fantastic loops. On top of that, with our unique MultiMe feature you're going to be able to impress your friends with awesome multilayered photos.


Gif Camera: FREE
Top #10 Photography App in more than 50 countries! Shot pics into GIF animations, and easily share to social media. Tap the screen and capture frames from camera, one by one. Tap the play button at any time, to preview your GIF. Feel free to adjust the speed as your animation is playing. Save or share it!


GifMill: FREE
GifMill lets you create animated GIFs and share them via social media. Make animated GIFs with photos from your Camera Roll or take video or photos with your device camera. Adjust the frame speed, and rearrange and delete frames. Save GIFs to your device, or share it via email, text message, Tumblr or Twitter.


Gifmator: FREE
Ever wondered how to create Gif images. The kinds that move and repeat themselves? Have you made one of them and wondered how you could put some nostalgic creativity into them? Gifmator is your answer. Gifmator is an easy way to create animated GIFs on all iOS enabled devices.


GifNic: FREE
Gifnic lets you shoot animated Gifs just like taking pictures. Add filters and text, and share with your friends. Shoot Gifs like you would shoot a regular photo or by pressing and holding the shutter button. I like the ability to save your Gifs directly to your dropbox or Google Drive folders.


GifBox: $0.99 AU
gifBox is a powerful tool for converting videos into custom animated GIFs. With gifBox, animated GIFs are super easy to send to share with your friends. Include Text Message, Email, on Facebook or even on Twitter. It's simple and fun to use. No sign up or registration. Give it a try, we think you'll like it.


GifQuick: $1.99 AU
Gifquick is the quickest and easiest way to share animated GIFs. With Gifquick you can share and play animated GIFs on Facebook!  Direct GIF URLs allow you to easily share your GIF just about anywhere: SMS, Message, Twitter, Email, Tumblr, Wordpress, your web site - anywhere you can post an image.


Giffer Pro: $4.49 AU
Giffer Pro provides double length longer GIFs. The best part about Giffer Pro is its powerful simplicity. Advanced features are there when you need them, yet unobtrusive enough to let you create a simple GIF in just a few taps. Create virtually any kind of GIF format available.


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