How to Make an Animated GIF

Interested in using animated GIFs in your social media marketing? Discover how to make your own GIFs to stand out on social media.

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3 Tools to Create Social Media Visuals

Do you create custom images for social media? Discover three tools that make it easy to quickly create multiple graphics for social media.

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Twitter is adding a dedicated GIF button with searches powered by Giphy and Riffsy

Twitter is adding a dedicated GIF button that will allow you to search GIFs from Giphy and Riffsy to easily add them to your tweets. The new button will roll out over the course of the next few weeks to Android, iOS and web users.

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10 Times Animated GIFs Make Perfect Sense on Social Media

GIFs are a big part of web culture – and now you can share them directly with Buffer! To celebrate, here are 10 social media moments to consider using GIFs.

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Legend – Animate Text in Video & GIF (Photography)

Legend – Animate Text in Video & GIF 1.0.1

Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Photography
Price: $1.99 -> Free, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes)


Turn text into stunning animations!
Put your words in motion. Inspire people. Make friends laugh. In just 2 taps!
Perfect for Instagram, Twitter, iMessage, WhatsApp. Save video or GIF.

~~ From the makers of 2014 App of the Year “Replay” ~~
Professional motion designers handcrafted each text animation with love, and the ambition to raise the bar of how we express ourselves visually. There are hundreds of combinations of typography, animations, backgrounds and colors to play with.

1. Write your text
2. Select a text animation style
3. Select a color/background combo

– add & crop a photo for background,
– add & trim a video for background
– search for background images (thanks Flickr!)
– save video, or animated GIF, to Photo Library
– send autoplaying GIF in Messages conversations
– share video on Instagram, Twitter, Vine, Facebook…

Follow @legendapp on Instagram to see new featured Legends daily, and submit your own by adding #madewithlegend to your posts.

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– times, distances, percentages trigger custom animations – try it!
– swipe left/right for next/previous screen
– Legend highlights hashtags, usernames, markdown
– Legend displays emojis
– Legend understands colors
– Legend animates numbers

– text can be up to 100 characters
– Legends are square, 6 seconds videos or animated GIF
– Legend works on iPhone4S and up, is much faster on later models
– slo-mo videos & timelapses work as backgrounds!

Still reading? Great! Now go make Legends.

What’s New

This update brings better GIF quality, and solves important issues.

Legend can export your creations either as an animated GIF (typically for Messages), or as a video (typically for Instagram or WhatsApp). We’ve worked hard to improve the quality of the GIF you can save and share, we hope you’ll be able to see the difference!

– when picking a video as background for your Legend, you could only get the first suggested animation style… this frustrating bug has been squashed.
– trying to search for images without Internet connectivity – typically in Airplane mode – would crash the app… not anymore.

Thank you all for your feedback! We noticed some people feel like Legend only has 6 animation styles. There are many more than that, but we only display the 6 that work best with your text. We’re currently working on making it easier to select any of the available animation styles – it will be in a next update!

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Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (Photography)

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro 3.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Photography
Price: $19.99 -> Free, Version: 3.0 (iTunes)


Cinemagraph+ is the premiere tool for creating beautiful living photos on your mobile device. Enjoy enhanced capture & editing tools with the ability to export in HD resolution. Finally, share your creations with the world through, your favorite social networks, or embed on your website.

Shoot a short video or import from your camera roll, then with Flixel’s patented “live-masking” technology, select the range of motion, and apply a mask to reveal in real-time the region of a still image that will move infinitely in a seamless loop.

For a professional and advanced suite of editing tools with the ability to export in Ultra HD (4K) upgrade to Cinemagraph Pro for Mac.


HD Rendering: Output your living photo in 1080 HD resolution
Mask: Select a specific area to animate by simply “live-masking” the motion right into the image and preview your living photo in real time
Still Frame: Export the still frame to edit in your preferred photo enhancement software
Trim: Identify your ideal sequence and set the still frame to create a more seamless loop in seconds
Loop: Set the loop direction and speed to create natural motion
Delay: For a surprise effect, add a delay between loops
Effects: Instantly access 27 custom built stylizing filters
Sharing: Share your creation on, social networks, and embed it on your website or blog

● More storage space
● Embed your flixel into your blog or website – the Flixel player provides a seamless experience that auto-plays and auto-loops your flixel in all browsers and platforms, including mobile.

FlixelCloud Subscription Plans:
Solo: $5 monthly, $50 yearly
Plus: $20 monthly, $200 yearly
Pro: $150 monthly, $800 semi-yearly

FlixelCloud subcriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings.

What’s New

* Important note to pre-3.0 customers* please wait for 3.0.1 to update. Purchase verification is failing to unlock the feature for you. We are very sorry and hope Apple will approve an update quickly.

– Beautiful iOS 8 UI enhancements
– Support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
– iCloud Drive for document storage
– Continuity to iOS and Mac
– Improved Export: repetitions, share, and save
– Adobe Creative Cloud support
– Adobe Ink (and related stylus pens) support
– Import videos with iOS 8 document picker
– Import and Export the still frame

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

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Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs: Why This Is Good For Marketers

Twitter made an announcement that many of us have all been waiting for: You can now share and view animated GIFs on and on Twitter’s iOS


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Pinterest: ‘We Now Support GIFs in All Their Animated Glory’

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All Pinterest users can now play and pause GIFs within pinboards, a feature previously unavailable.

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iStopMotion for iPad (Photography)

iStopMotion for iPad 2.2

Device: iOS iPad Only
Category: Photography
Price: $9.99 -> Free, Version: 2.2 (iTunes)


Join many thousands of iStopMotion fans and enjoy the excitement of creating stop motion animations (AKA claymation or stop action movies) and time lapse recordings with the highly-rated iStopMotion on your iPad or iPad mini.

You can be a master filmmaker, directing your own blockbuster animation movie. It’s fun and easy for everybody from kids to grandparents to tell your story frame by frame, featuring your favorite toys. Turn the time spent with your children into a great creative experience and wow friends and family at your opening night.

iStopMotion for iPad is also used in hundreds of classrooms all over the world in all disciplines, honing creativity, problem-solving and communication skills in students of all ages.

Import or record audio. Easily animate to a prerecorded sound track like the pros or dub your movie after shooting. A waveform view helps you recognize significant events in the sound track making it easy to match sound with the animation.


Camera Overlay – Overlay the current live camera image with the previous one and see the changes unfold before your eyes. Animate more quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy.

Instant Playback – Being able to play back your work at any time without a long wait leads to instant gratification.

Beautiful Timeline and new Navigator – Never get lost and quickly navigate through your movie, even if there are hundreds of frames.

Share to Camera Roll, YouTube, Dropbox and now WebDAV – Move the world, one frame at a time. Edit your masterpiece in iMovie or publish it directly to YouTube or upload to Dropbox.

iCloud Integration – Upload your movie to iCloud and email your friends a link to view it instead of attaching a huge file to your email.

Remote Camera – Position your camera more conveniently and use the better optics of the iPhone with iStopMotion Remote Camera (download separately from the app store; supports iPhone 4 or newer, iPod touch 4th gen. or newer, iPad 2 or newer, iPad mini) – a free complementary app to iStopMotion for iPad!

Theater – Be inspired by what other people create with iStopMotion or share your own masterpiece with the world.

For more information, great examples, a forum and tech support go to

What’s New

• Export up to the first 200 frames as an Animated GIF
• Share Animated GIFs by email or DropBox

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