We’ve created a series of bite-sized blog posts just long enough to give you the downlow on all kinds of digital wizardry, because we love sharing our knowledge and know-how. Get tips for improving your social media efforts, discover powerful PR tricks, and learn all kinds of hacks to make your work life easier. Here is our super quick tip of the week.
GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) are image files that have been compressed to reduce transfer time. Animated GIFs are a series of images that show in sequence to produce an animated effect. Learn how to make a GIF with this short blog post!
Animated GIFs can be used in many ways. Typically they are used almost like an animated emoji to convey an emotion in a message, or to demonstrate the steps in a procedure. The advantages to using an animated GIF include:
There are heaps of GIFs online, if you want to source an existing one, try this comprehensive glossary. Alternatively, try creating your own GIF using the instructions below.
One of our favourite GIF makers is GIFMaker.me. To use it, simply:
The downloadable file can then be shared on social media, your blog, or wherever else you choose!
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