- Term: GIF
Description: An abbreviation for "graphic interchange format," GIFs offer a a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images.
GIFs represent the second most common image format used online after JPEGs. GIFs behave like videos, but they're really just a collection of animated still images. You've no doubt seen GIFs in action via viral memes.
People use GIFs to serve multiple purposes, including instructional sequences in a tutorial (see above), as before and after or other timeline applications, and more. See the related articles below for more information & inspiration.
Related Articles to GIF Definition
Stop Motion Animations For Photographers
Stop motion isn’t just for Tim Burton films, they can be a great addition to your photography offerings! Wedding photographer Justin Ho shares how to make cinema-graphs in Photoshop and why he loves incorporating them into his client galleries.
A GIF That Sweetly Demonstrates CMYK As It’s Working
What you’ll quickly realize in the world if photography is that regardless of how well you understand camera and lighting…
Google Photos 2.0 Lets You Turn Your Live Photos Into Gifs
Google Photos has reintroduced itself in the iOS Market by incorporating a photo editing app called Motion Stills into it’s main…
Creepy GIF Animations from Library of Congress Archive
Kevin Weir has creaetd a series of GIFs inpsired by the images from the Library of Congress archives.
Jeffery Lewis Bennett Creates Elegant Animated GIFs for the Wedding Day
I recently came across an interview with Jeffery Lewis Bennett, award winning wedding photographer, on the Huffington Post. I was…