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Adobe Announces Smarter, More Robust Photoshop Elements 2022

Adobe has unveiled the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022, which utilizes its Sensei AI technology to do all the heavy lifting -- just like the previous version -- and introduces new tools, like moving overlays, artistic photo effects, easy object selection and removal, and more.

Photographer Turns Public Domain Photos Into Funny Animations

Like many others, Swiss photographer and director Nicola Tröhler has had all of his jobs cancelled due to COVID-19. So, since he can't go out and take any photos, he decided to tap the public domain libraries in Switzerland and the US and work on his animation skills instead.

Apple Will Add Creative New Features to Photos and Camera Apps in iOS 11

Apple's big announcements of the day are mostly hardware focused—new iMacs, and that crazy powerful iMac Pro. But the Cupertino-based company also previewed the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11, complete with some creative and useful updates for mobile photographers.

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of his creations involve combining various photos together into seamless composite portraits of people.

IOC Bans Press from Sharing GIFs from the Olympics, Internet is Amused

The IOC has a lot to worry about this Olympics: making sure the athletes are safe, making sure the media is safe, making sure the press knows they are NOT allowed under any circumstances to share GIFs... wait, what!? Yes, that's correct, the International Olympic Committee has banned GIFs.

Animated GIFs Showing the Photo Composite Work of Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is a freelance creative retoucher and digital artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the past decade, he has worked on advertisements and promotional materials for clients that include Fox, HBO, Mountain Dew, Under Armor, Kelloggs, and Gillette.

For most of his projects, Roberts will capture snapshots of the image at various stages of compositing -- glimpses are later combined into animated GIFs that show how the various images were made.

Fascinating X-Ray GIFs Give You a Peek Inside Your Joints

Graphic designer Cameron Drake recently created these captivating X-Ray GIFs for a website he is working on. Edited together from several X-Rays, the GIFs give you a glimpse inside the anatomical magic that lets you bend all of the major joints in your body.

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

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.

Startup Turns Animated GIFs Into ‘Moving’ Lenticular Prints

Lenticular printing has been around for ages as a commercial gimmick, producing untold hordes of postcards, luggage tags and other novelties with images that seem to move when you jostle the shiny surface. (Also, the particularly hideous faux-3D cover for my 1978 high school yearbook.)

Now it's your turn to get in the act. Gifpop, a Kickstarter-funded startup that  has reached production stage surprisingly quickly, is now selling printing services that turn any animated GIF into a super-groovy moving postcard for $12 to $15.

Mesmerizing GIFs Created by Looping Moving Subjects in Static Settings

Perhaps best described as mesmerizing, Turkish photographer and artist Erdal Inci has created an interesting set of animated loops in GIF form that has the web abuzz.

The effects, which are done by cloning sections of footage of a moving subject within a static setting, provide for hypnotic never-ending animations in rather banal locations.

Beautiful Nature Cinemagraphs Created from Wildlife Documentaries

If you're a fan of cinemagraphs, you should take a look at the nature cinemagraphs being created by 28-year-old Netherlands-based visual artist Marinus. He has been using frames from popular wildlife documentaries (BBC's Winterwatch, Wonders of Life, and Natural World), turning them into beautiful animated loops that offer glimpses into the great outdoors.

Vimeo Picks Up Echograph, Video Loop War Heating Up

In what many are seeing as a bid to take over some of Twitter app Vine's newly created video loop market, video company Vimeo has bought up the popular iOS app Echograph. Echograph, in case you're not familiar with it, is an application that allows you to create animated GIFs, loops and cinemagraphs.