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Create your own cinemagraphs with Gimp 2.8

Sun 4 Aug 2013, 02:39 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
My second, but likely not last, on editing animated GIFs with Gimp 2.8 (first is here) covers the intriguing art of cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are still photos with some movement, such as this excellent example by Ana Paid:
 
Inline GIF image
Image credit: Ana Paid http://www.behance.net/gallery/Eternal-Moments-Animated-Photos/1653934
 
I decided to make a short tutorial on a way to make these cinemagraphs from animated GIFs. If people are interested, I will make more which cover some trickier situations.This uses Gimp 2.8, a free open source alternative to Photoshop that I like very much. More specific details, a couple more of my examples and a transcript are available at http://mini-lessons.info/Gimp19 with all my other tutorials and demos on Gimp and other topics.
 
Note: Accurate closed captions have been provided, and if English is not your first language, you might want to turn on the auto-translate. I also advise turning on HD and watching full screen so the captions show under the video. All videos ad-free.
 
  

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