Kaitlyn Tiffany reflects on the demise of GIFs. She discusses the embarrassing nature in which particular GIFs are used on repeat. In addition to this, the MP4 format is a lot smaller.
Ir is interesting to look back on when I presented on GIFs as a form of quick makes.
Thanks for this link, your pull quote is perfect. As a recovering gif masochists it really struck a chord. I never aimed for perfection just some strange self imposted notion around file size. I blame #DS106 for my may years of gif-addiction.
I don’t know if I’ll every break completely free, yesterday an image on my camera roll cried out for giffing. The modern way, an iOS shortcut resulted in a 2.2MB monster. After a fair bit of command line, with Eddie Kohler’s gifsicle, I eventually opened an older version of Mac os on parallels that could run FireWorks to to squash it to 448KB.
Although making gifs is redundant & silly, it has given me so much fun over the years and I like to feel taught me a lot.
Grand Prize Winner
Nisha Alberti (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Source material: A gynaecologist strokes his long red beard. C. Josef, c. 1930 |
Wellcome Collection via Europeana 3 Runners-up...
GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ and Trove. In 2020 new content partners joined the fun – Japan Search and DAG Museums in Kolkata, while this year we welcome the Art Institute of Chicago.
HT to Paul Bond for reminding me. Some nice entries. I have entered In the past but forgot about Gif it up. A fun way to draw attention to some serious sharing of digital by museums and libraries.
99321 gifs and counting… My Raspberry Pi is getting near to 100000 gifs created and automatically posted to tumblr counted on the Gif Cam page.
ViperCard is an open source rewrite of 1987’s HyperCard.
Hmm HyperCard plus gifs, unbeatable technology 👍
I’ve got my raspberry pi working as a webcam posting gifs every 9 minutes and stills every 5. Gif Cam.
The pi has been sitting around for a while acting as a web server with a broken tweetbot. It took very little effort to get it taking photos from our window and showing them on the web. Little more to grab a bunch and gif them (Gifsicle again). A better view might be more interesting.
I’ve not spent as much time as I’d like playing with the pi but the potential for play, learning and work seems large.