Posts Tagged ‘gif’

World’s Largest Piece of ‘Gif-iti’ Combines Street Art and Stop Motion on an Epic Scale

The world of animated graffiti, often referred to as ‘GIF-iti’, has a new king thanks to the street art talents of UK-based INSA and Mad Steez.

Twitter Now Lets You Post and Play Your Animated GIFs on Web, Android and iOS

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Twitter beat Facebook to the animated GIF punch *insert punching GIF here*, announcing earlier today that the often-animated file format is now fully supported through Twitter’s web, Android and iOS clients. Read more…

GIF Made with Electron Microscope Zooms In On Life, On Life, On Life

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No, the title of this post wasn’t written by some sort of broken record robot. It is in fact an accurate description of the GIF below, which was created from photographs taken with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Read more…

Meta Overload: This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video

This is just crazy… It seems even the most standard subject — say, a first person view from the front of a wooden roller coaster — can go viral if you embed it in about six levels of meta.

According to Colossal, it was created by the Tumblog The Televangelist using a Flipbookit, and it really is a GIF, of a Vine, of a Video, of a Flipbook, of a GIF, of a Video, of a roller coaster. Say that five times fast…

(via Colossal)

Google Adds GIF & Collage Creation Tools to Its Google+ Android App

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Today, Google has announced a new set of features for its Google+ Photos for Android app. Two of the features included in the update are the ability to create animated GIFs from a collection of photos, as well as the ability to create a custom collage. Read more…

Introducing Otto: The Hackable, Raspberry Pi-Powered GIF Camera

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Everybody, meet Otto. Otto, this is everyone.

Okay, now that we have that awkward ice-breaker out of the way, let’s get down to business. What is Otto? Why, Otto is a hybrid between a still and video camera… a GIF camera. Yes, that GIF. Read more…

Hitchcock Zoom and Slit Scan Photography Combined Make for a Psychedelic Effect

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French photographer Micaël Reynaud first made it onto the blog in in May of 2012 when he created a trippy-but-cool example of what the dolly zoom (also known as the Hitchcock zoom) looked like when stretched to its extremes. Read more…

‘Time In Motion’ GIF Series Creatively Plays with the Passage of Time

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If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a while, or even if you just keep up with popular photo news, the image above probably looks familiar. Created by photographer Fong Qi Wei, it looks like it’s a part of his very successful series Time is a Dimension, which we featured back in August of last year.

But this isn’t part of that series, it’s actually one of 37 images combined into a single GIF. A GIF that is part of his creative followup to TIAD called Time in Motion. Read more…

These Striking Before and After GIFs Show the Impact of Many Years of Aging

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Aging isn’t a topic our youth-obsessed culture takes to very well. Using everything from makeup to digital manipulation in Photoshop, many try to hold the signs of aging at bay for as long as possible.

But photographer Jan Langer decided to take aging head on in a video turned GIF series that shows just how much of an impact time has on our appearance. Fair warning, if you’re squeamish about aging, you might want pass on this one.
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Satellite Photograph Animated GIFs Show How Earth ‘Breathes’ in a Year

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Want to see how our planet “breathes”? Data visualization guru and cartographer John Nelson recently downloaded twelve cloud-free satellite photograph mosaics of Earth showing what our planet looks like in each month of the year. He then combined them into animated GIFs that show the steady pulse of seasons.
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