If you’re a photographer you already know the power of the iPhone’s camera and the thousands of photo and video apps available on the App Store. Here’s now to use the iPhone to create animated images from static photos.
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Apple’s digital revolution continues. I have a rather expensive DSLR which is gathering dust in the closet. Why? Photos from my iPhone 5 are nearly as good. Nearly.
Which is more convenient to carry? iPhone? Or, expensive DSLR? It’s not a fair contest.
iPhone photographers have so many different apps which can add filters, effects, and more to a photo without ever saving it to Mac or PC.
My latest photographic app find is free. Cinemagram creates amazing photo and video hybrids right on your iPhone, the likes of which you’ve probably not seen before now.
Cinemagram creates animation from photos. Create a short video of up to three seconds. Animate a region on the video. Apply a filter. Share on Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter.
It’s that easy to create animated scenes in Cinemagram. It’s like Instagram but with animation.
Let me walk through that again.
Use your iPhone to take a short video clip (less than five seconds works best). Then, use Cinemagram to animate a region on the video.
That adds the animated movement to the video. It’s optional, but easy to add some pretty slick filters and effects to your animated creation.
That’s it. Done. All that’s left is the sharing, which is handled online to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.
Why bother with this kind of effects at all? After all, you can take a good photograph, or a video, and share either one easily, right?
It’s the effects of the video, photo, and animation combined to create something different. After all, Cinemagram is free, does something other apps don’t, and it’s fun to use, and turns me into a photographic artist.