Animated gifs are a type of animated image that can be uploaded to websites, blogs or social media platforms. They are usually short clips from movies or TV shows that have been converted into an image file. Animated gifs were created with the intention of bringing motion onto the internet without having to use Flash animation because it is not supported by some browsers and devices.
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What is Animated GIF?
An Animated GIF is a type of file that has been created in order to store images in a looping format. Animated gifs are usually created by recording a frame of the video, capturing it as an image file and repeating this process until there is enough frames to create the desired effect. The more frames that have been captured equals a higher resolution of what will be seen when viewing the animated gif.
It’s often used for web design as well as social media marketing because it allows advertisers to create eye-catching graphics that will catch the attention of their viewers.
Some popular uses for animated gifs include: humorously captioning images on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter; adding motion to static pictures in presentations; creating stop-motion videos for YouTube with lots of still shots; or combining different illustrations into one final product without having to use a software’s animation feature (although better quality results can be achieved using software).
GIF vs Animated GIF
GIF is as are graphics interchange format files, while animated gifs contain a series of images that play one after the other.
Animated GIFs can be created from video footage or by assembling individual frames to display in order and loop continually when they reach their end point (endless loops).
The steps required depend on whether you want an endless loop for your animation or not. If it’s an infinite loop, then all the frames will repeat themselves endlessly until left without power/interrupted; however, if there is a specific number of repetitions desired at which point playback should stop, then each frame must have its own unique identifier so as to know what sequence it belongs to and where everything needs to start back up again once reaching its last repetition.