Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video.
They are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done such that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person's dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image.
- Flock, Elisabeth (12 July 2011). "Cinemagraphs: What it looks like when a photo moves". Washington Post BlogPost. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- Alexander, Iain (8 July 2011). "NYC Photographer Jamie Beck Discusses The Cinemagraph". Film Industry Network.
- Cohen, Joshua (10 July 2011). "Cinemagraphs are Animated Gifs for Adults". Tubefilter News. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
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