Apparently, what we dinosaurs basically know as, “animated gifs” are now referred to as, “cinemagraphs”. Well okay, Wikipedia says cinemagraphs are, “still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs”.
A couple of days ago, I got Cinemagram – a $1.99 app that allows you to create cinemagraphs in a few easy steps. Although the app sometimes crashes on my son’s iPod touch 4G, it’s still fun to play around with.
The resulting still photos with subtle movements remind me of those moving portraits/photos in the Harry Potter movies. Here are the first few cinemagraphs we’ve published: