When you're done creating a cinemagraph in Cinemagraph Pro for iOS, you can export the file for sharing and upload it to your Flixel gallery. Continue reading to learn about all the exporting options available in Cinemagraph Pro for iOS.

Select a cinemagraph under the documents tab and tap on the share icon to export a cinemagraph. If you are still in the editor, tap on the back icon to exit the editor and tap on the share icon. Select Export Cinemagraph to save your cinemagraph or share it instantly on connected social networks. 

After you select a preset or customize your export settings, select Save to save your cinemagraph to your Photo Library. Otherwise, you can tap on the share icon to share your cinemagraph instantly on connected social networks. If you do not see the social network you want to share to on the sharing window, tap More. If available, enable the social network you want to share to, return to the sharing window, and select the social network.  


Select one of the presets to optimize your cinemagraph for a specific export destination or format. The presets for common export destinations and formats include: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Live Photo, Facebook Profile Video and Facebook Ad Upload. Selecting a preset will populate the repetitions, format, resolution, and frame rate fields with the preferred settings of the selected destination. Even after you select a preset, you can customize the settings by selecting the field you want to modify. 


If you select a preset, the number of repetitions will reflect the destination’s requirements for enabling autoplay and looping functions. Otherwise, the default number of repetitions is 1 with the length indicated to the right. 

File Format

The file formats available for export include: H.264, HEVC, Live Photo, and GIF. 

H.264, also known as AVC (Advanced Video Coding) is the most widely supported video format. Export as H.264 to share your cinemagraph on social media and other popular websites. 

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), also known as H.265, is available for newer iOS models. HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same or improved level of quality at the same bit rate. It is recommended to check the technical requirements of your export destination before exporting because HEVC is not currently supported on all browsers and devices.

Export as a Live Photo to share a photo that comes to life when you press and hold on supported iOS devices. If you want to share your cinemagraph with a widespread audience, this format is not recommended because Live Photos are displayed as still images on Mac and Android devices. Viewers with supported devices can activate Live Photos in Messages, Facebook (iOS app), and other supported platforms.

Export as an Animated GIF to use your cinemagraph in email campaigns. As a general rule, exporting in GIF format is only recommended when video playback is not available. Read Ciemagraphs vs. GIFs to learn more about GIFs and embedded cinemagraphs.


If you select a preset, the resolution will reflect the destination’s recommended sizing. You can customize the resolution to be equal to or less than the resolution of your source video. You cannot export a cinemagraph in a resolution which exceeds that of your source video. Record your video in the highest possible quality so you have the option of optimizing your cinemagraph for various destinations.

Frame Rate

If you select a preset, the frame rate will reflect the destination’s recommended frame frequency. A frame rate that is variable will equal your source video’s frame frequency multiplied by the speed value selected in-app. Available constant frame rates include 24, 25, and 30 fps. 

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