I love Animated GIF files! Especially when they’re not running in an annoying advertisement banner. Don’t forget how useful and fun this old legacy technology can be. With a little imagination they can used artistically and convey a point like no other effort.
With GIF files, you can create an interesting collage very quickly without all the hassles of video editing. GIF files allow you a simple pic to pic framework thatss all wrapped up in one neat little package.
In this example... I took two treatments of the same image I created in Picnik.com (it's a kind of lights on lights off presentation). I saved the two versions of the image to my hard drive then went online to Picasion.com and uploaded them to the GIF creator. I have a few options like picture size, frame rate, and how many images I want to use. Also I can choose to link to the finished file online (stored on Picasion's server) or download it to my PC.
It’s a free online app. You can create any series of images you choose. Today's fun was playing with an image I took at 12th and Jackson when I was driving through the International District in Seattle.