Creating a seamlessly looping cinemagraph can be achieved with thoughtful composition and by using the tools under the Loop tab in Cinemagraph Pro. There are two types of loops you can select for your cinemagraph: bounce and repeat. Learn how to shoot and create the perfect loop for your cinemagraph in the tutorials below. 


Bounce Loop

A bounce loop will play your cinemagraph from the beginning to end and reverse continuously. Select a bounce loop for cinemagraphs that contain motion traveling back and forth, such as a flag or handshake.


Repeat Loop

A repeat loop will play your cinemagraph from the beginning to end and repeat continuously. Select a repeat loop for cinemagraphs that contain motion traveling in a single direction, such as a waterfall or train.

As you adjust your trim on the timeline, you'll see an overlay of the first or last frame on your cinemagraph. This feature will help you match the first and last frame as best as possible to ensure there is a seamless transition between loops. 

Once the first and last frames of your cinemagraph are as closely aligned as possible, you can start applying crossfade. Crossfade affects the transition between the end and beginning of your trim. Increasing the crossfade will produce a gradual transition between loops while decreasing the crossfade will produce a more sudden transition between loops. 

Click here to learn more about applying crossfade to your cinemagraph in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS.

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