Cinemagraphs are photographs that contain some amount of motion, that makes the viewer believe they’re watching a video. Cinemagraphs are in GIF format that support looping frames. People tend to confuse normal animated gifs with them. In my opinion, a good cinemagraph only has a subtle movement just to add that slight amount of illusion you need. Cinemagraphs have been around for some two years now, and they are getting more and more popular among designers. In this round-up, I’d like to share my favourite fine-crafted cinemagraphs with you. Please enjoy.
My Collection of Cinemagraphs
Also check out CinemaGraphCollection.com where you can find a whole lot of cinemagraphs for your inspiration!
The Future of Cinemagraphs
So what’s after this? I believe in the future people will use cinemagraphs for informational and educational purposes.
Do you know how to create one?
If not, I highly recommend you to join Chris Spooner in his article where he explains how to create a cool cinemagraph in Photoshop.
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Got any favorite cinemagraphs or have you created your own? Share them with us, we’d love to see your work! Thanks!