5 Best iPhone Apps For Creating Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs are still photos with elusive motions. These photos have sudden movements which can be sometimes very interesting. In simple words, cinemagraphs are GIF images but with only a few elements that move while the rest of the photo stays still.  This is a really cool effect when done in the right way. You can also use these photos to have fun. Many apps for PC and smartphones, both iPhone and Android, are available out there which would help you make cinemagraphs.

With the help of this, you can  find the best iPhone apps available on the net for creating Cinemagraphs, we have put together a list of 5 best iPhone Apps For Creating Cinemagraphs. Just import the video from your gallery or shoot it on spot to create these interesting images using your iPhone. All the apps in this list are really easy to use and quite efficient.  Check them out and pick the ones you like the best!

Echograph

Price:  $1.99

Echograph

This handy app offers three steps to create a cool cinemagraph, which are given below:

1.  Trim the duration of the video to 5 seconds or less. You can do that by adjusting the front and back sliders of the playback bar. Here adding reverse or pause to the end of your clip is also possible.

2. You can choose still frame (the static backdrop). Selecting this still frame from any point of original video is possible by using the slider on the playback bar.

3. Then begin highlighting the areas you wish to animate, thus creating a really cool cinemagraph.

Echograph

Now you can save it in low- or high-definition and then share it on social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or by email, or with the Echograph team so that if they like it they could include it in the ‘Staff Pick’ on their website.

Flixel

Price: Free

Flixel Flixel

If you usually have shaky hands while making videos then you would love this app as it will notify you if the video captured is too shaky while processing your recording. It only provides 4 seconds of recording time, which can be trimmed later on, and have filters added to it or looped. After that you are given two options: save it as full animation or make cinemagraph out of it and then save it as that. To create the cinemagraph, all you have to do is to tap the ‘Cinemagraph it’ button. Highlight the area you wish to animate and voila! Your cinemagraph is made, and you can share it on social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or by email. Saving it as MP4 or GIF file is possible.

ICinegraph

Price: Free

ICinegraph

Pick videos from your phone’s library or record a new clip. The recoding time is not limited to just a few seconds. Then pick a keyframe that is to be used as a static backdrop of your cinemagraph. Then outline the area you wish to animate using the box. You can outline a small area to create a cinemagraph or the whole canvas for creating an animated gif. After previewing, you can save your cinemagraph. This can take some time. You can also email it to your friends.

ICinegraph

It also offers a Viewer that lets you view all the cinemagraphs on your iPhone, which you otherwise cannot view from the iPhone photo library.

Kinotopic

Price: Free

Kinotopic

Cinemagraphs or ‘Kinos’ can be created using this app too. You can record a 3 second long video or trim it from your iPhone library. Then you can begin adding filters and highlighting the area you wish to animate, just like all other Cinemagraph apps. The unique aspect of this app is that from under the ‘Settings’, you have the ability of stabilizing your clip. It is a really useful feature, which can be used on slightly shaky clips to ameliorate them. On completely creating your cinemagraph, sharing it on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr is possible. You will also get a profile page at kinotopic.com with your own username.

kinotopic

A paid version of this app is also available which can help you save cinemagraphs in high-quality and use it without registering via email or Facebook account.

Cinemagr.Am

Price: Free

Cinemagr.Am

This one is a really cool app that lets you create Cinemagraphs easily and quickly. Simply begin by recording a video with your iPhone. The segment you want to turn into a cinemagraph will be extracted from your recording and will be used as the static element of the cinemagraph. For creating the animation, simply highlight the area which you wish to animate and alter the speed of your cinemagraph and select to play it forward, in reverse or in a forward-and-reverse loop.

Cinemagr.Am

After doing all this you have the ability of previewing the cinemagraph you created and adding filters to it.  Once it is created you can share it on the app or your favorite social networking website. It supports hashtags and geotags. Cinemagr.am is quite similar to Instagram; so the people who like Instagram will definitely like it too.


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