So I have been playing this week with a new iPhone app that I came across called Flixel. Essentially when you take a picture using Flixel it actually is taking a few seconds of video. You then swipe your finger across the image to show what part of the image you want to animate. The above image is Fountain Square in Cincinnati.
The largest issue I found is that I have fat fingers so parts of the image I didn’t intend to highlight get animated. Plus because I can’t keep my hand perfectly still unless my phone was on a tripod, there is some jerkiness to the final image. But hey it is FREE so what do I have to complain about. Plus if you always wanted to make animated gifs of photos, this is an easy way to do it.
Below is another example that I did with a glass of wine. I find that if you reduce the size, the jumpiness is a little less noticeable. What do you think? Winner or loser?