When you're done creating a cinemagraph in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS, you can export the file to your selected destination and upload it to your Flixel gallery. This guide outlines all the exporting options currently available in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS.

Click Export or use the keyboard shortcut ⌘E (Command-E) to export your cinemagraph in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS.

Formats

The formats currently available for export in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS include: H.264 (.mp4), Apple ProRes 422 (.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (.mov), Animated GIF (.gif), and Image Sequence (.png, .jpeg, .tiff). 

Export in H.264 (.mp4) format to share your cinemagraph on social media. This is the most widely supported video codec and preferred format of social networks and other popular websites. 

Export in Apple ProRes (.mov) format to share and stream your cinemagraph on a digital display in the highest possible quality. Learn more about the differences between Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 4444 on this page.

Export in Animated GIF (.gif) format to share your cinemagraphs in emails. We typically discourage using GIFs over HD video but because there's no way to control autoplaying and looping in email, a GIF is the best option. 


Size

The default size is determined by the file format selected above. For example, if you select a video format or image sequence, the default size will be Full to maintain the best possible quality. 

However, if choose to export as a GIF, the default size will be 1/4 so the contents of your email containing the GIF won't be too large. Learn more about optimizing cinemagraphs for email campaigns on this page

You can use the slider to change the size to Full, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 but in most cases, the default size is best. 


Repetitions

The default number of repetitions is 1 with the total time indicated in brackets to the right. The number of repetitions you select should reflect the technical specifications of the platform you wish to upload to, such as Facebook or Twitter. To ensure your cinemagraph will autoplay and loop on social media, check each platform's preferred length in our Social Media Cheat Sheet.


Tip: Remember to always save your Cinemagraph Pro document so you're able to continue editing at a later date. Save your document under the Edit menu or by using the keyboard shortcut ⌘S (Command-S).

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