Fashion Photographs as Animated GIFs The 256-color GIF format has been around since the early days of the Internet but photographer Jamie Beck has taken these boring GIF animations to an all new level – fashion photography. Jamie has been using animated GIF images to showcase her work in a format that is somewhere between a static image and a video. Here’s a tutorial on creating Animated GIFs from a video clip but creating cinemagraph GIFs is a bit more complex.
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. The Food and Drug Administration issued a call Tuesday for more information about flavored cigars and electronic cigarettes, which currently have no flavor restrictions. Extra attention will fall on menthol, the only cigarette flavor permitted by Congress under the 2009 law that brought tobacco under FDA regulation. The FDA's past efforts to begin regulating the ingredient have been stalled by industry. Studies have shown the minty…... [Read more]
Creating an animation isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and the technique comes in handy when you’re making web ads, where space is at a premium. In this column, you’ll learn to use Photoshop to make an animated GIF that cycles through several images—including ones with text—to create a slideshow that plays automatically on the web.Fire up Photoshop (CS6 Extended or any version of CC) and choose File > New. In the resulting dialog box, enter the animation width and height (say, 300x250 pixels). Enter 72 for resolution, set the Color Mode menu to RGB, and choose sRGB from the…... [Read more]
For short screencast videos (1 & 2), I prefer using GIF animation over Flash because GIFs can be inserted just like JPEGs and are more likely to get noticed by people who read content inside news readers.Now creating a brand new GIF slideshow from photographs and screenshots is easy but to edit GIFs, you would need GIF Make.GIF Make is a no-frills but useful web application that splits a GIF image into individual frames that combined make up the entire animation.You can then delete any of these frames, replace a frame with another picture or even change the duration for…... [Read more]
Some people find them annoying but animated GIFs can be a lot of fun, at least the first few times you see them. After that they tend to lose their appeal, especially when you’re trying to read something right next to them. Most of the major browsers don’t offer a built-in way to control them. For those who care, however, you can take control of animated GIFs on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox through the magic of add-ons and extensions.Google created its own extension, called Animation Policy, to help Chrome users gain control of GIFs in their browser. Built as an accessibility…... [Read more]
Note: Gifsoup, as it turns out, is a violation of YouTube's terms of service, which state that user-submitted videos cannot be downloaded unless the author has allowed it and the download is taking place on YouTube.com, and not via its API. In my book, animated GIFs are one step above glitter graphics in terms of junk trends of the Internet, but I'm a big fan of any tool that makes creating them easy and fun. Gifsoup is no exception--you just point it towards any YouTube video and it turns it into an animated GIF.To do this, it first downloads the…... [Read more]