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Pixels To Print: Cinemagraphs

Spice up your digital content with Cinemagraphs! Cinemagraphs are a hybrid of photography and video -- part still photo combined with an often-subtle element in motion. The motion lasts for a few seconds but on a continuous loop. This medium is quite eye catching and captures your viewer’s interest.

Cinemagraphs can be used in a variety of ways, especially in digital marketing such as web ads, hero banners, in emails, on social media, and more. At the very least, they are mesmerizing pieces of art. If you can display a video, a cinemegraph can used! More than just an animated GIF, cinemgraphs are typically embedded as videos to keep their high resolution and actually turn out to be a smaller file size.

Have a look below and see if you can spot all the motion elements, and how the motion enhances the photo.

How To Create Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraph Pro from Flixel

Photoshop from Adobe

BLINK Cliplets from Microsoft

Pro Tip: Use a tripod to keep your videos steady.

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