There are a few ways you can save your cinemagraphs in GIF format. We typically only recommend using GIFs when it's the only playback option, like for emails. Read our GIFs vs HD Cinemagraphs blog post to learn more about the benefits of using the Flixel embed code when sharing cinemagraphs on the web.
The easiest to save your cinemagraph in GIF format is by exporting your cinemagraph as a GIF from Cinemagraph Pro for macOS. However, you may find that you can save a higher quality GIF by exporting the cinemagraph as an MP4 first and using Photoshop to save the GIF. Learn the best ways you can save your cinemagraphs as GIFs below.
1. Cinemagraph Pro for macOS
Click Export in Cinemagraph Pro, located at the upper right side of the app or under the File menu. Select Animated GIF under Format. Click Next, name your GIF and complete the export.
Note: If you're using the cinemagraph in an email campaign, read Using Cinemagraphs In Email Campaigns to learn how to save GIFs which are optimized for sending via email.
You can often save a higher quality GIF by exporting your cinemagraph as an MP4 first. Click Export in Cinemagraph Pro and select H.264 (MP4) under Format. Do not increase the number of repetitions. Click Next, name your video and complete the export.
Open the MP4 in Photoshop and save it as a GIF. To do so, open Photoshop and go to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers and select your video. Under Range to Import select From Beginning to End. Make sure Make Frame Animation is selected and click OK. Go to File > Export > Save For Web and then Save to save your GIF.
Depending on where you're uploading your GIF, you may have to reduce the file size. Click here to compress your GIF and reduce the file size.