This long post contains gifs (animated photos) which can take a while to load if you have a slow speed IP (Internet Provider). Play with your toy while waiting. 😀
Welcome to Ralph’s Blogging Class of 2016 ……. Hey you, stop fiddling with your bra and pay attention ! Heck, and you leaning back with your feet on your keyboard painting your toe nails, concentrate ! And that’s just my male readers. You ladies are even worse !
Settle down !
Stand up Debby and take a bow. You asked me this very intelligent question in my last post which has never happened before by anyone, as my commenters are usually smashed on wine while commenting here. Oooh, why me ?
My cats are going to tell you how to animate pictures by making “gifs”.
Oh boy. Thanks cats !
You will need a Photo Editor (this old prehistoric Editor was on the CD which came with my ancient digital camera) ….
….. and bookmark this free website as it makes the “gifs” for you.
The simplest “gif” is to take two photos from the same spot. For your blog, reduce them in size to 450 pixels or less. Upload them to the GIFMaker. Select the speed. When happy with the Preview, click Create GIF Animation, Download The GIF to “save file”. Done. It’s easy !
This girl “gif” is one photo plus a mirror image of the same photo. It is really too big for blogging.
A photo of a suitcase cropped as a square. Rotate the photo 90 degrees, save. Rotate another 90 degrees and so on until you have 4 photos.
I added text to each of the 5 cat photos, but made a mistake by cropping as rectangles, not squares, so the photos are slightly different in size.
Cropping is easy. I had taken 3 photos of Marcus playing. The background on all 3 were slightly different ……
…. so I picked the same 2 points in all the photos and cropped them …..
…. ending up with 3 new, slightly smaller photos which I resized to the same size.
I uploaded the 3 photos to the GIFMaker, uploading #2 twice to make the “gif” more fluid.
And finally 2 “gifs” spliced together. Here are the 2 original photos of Ana serving paella in my last post. Notice the backgrounds are very different.
The same as before. I picked 2 points, cropped and resized the photos
These 2 photos I uploaded to the GIFMaker website, set the speed, clicked Create GIF Animation and Download The GIF to “save file”.
I then uploaded the same 2 photos again, but this time doubled the speed, downloaded as before to “save file”.
So now I have 2 “gifs” both of which I uploaded to GIFMaker, clicked Combine Animated GIFs and downloaded the finished “gif” to “save file”. Easy ! Lo and behold, a fun “gif” for my post.
Can’t you give me one “gif” cats ?
As usual you weren’t. Stay behind after class and I’ll put you over my knee …. again ! 😀
Ralph xox ❤
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