We typically only recommend using GIFs when it's the only playback option, like for emails. Read GIFs vs HD Cinemagraphs to learn the benefits of using the Flixel embed code when sharing cinemagraphs on the web. You can save your cinemagraph as a GIF in both Cinemagraph Pro for macOS and iOS.
Cinemagraph Pro for macOS
- Export your cinemagraph by selecting Export (⌘E) at the upper right corner of the app or under the File menu
- Under Format, select Animated GIF
- Click Next and name your file
Cinemagraph Pro for iOS
- Select the back icon to exit the editor when you’re done editing your cinemagraph
- Tap the share icon
- Select Export Cinemagraph
- Sunder File Format, select GIF
- Tap Save
The default resolution will be updated to the smallest size available when you select GIF under File Format. This is because we typically only recommend using GIFs in emails where it's important to keep the file size to a minimum. You have the option of customizing the settings by tapping on the specific setting you wish to modify.
Some people prefer using Photoshop to save videos in GIF format. If you want to try this out, export your cinemagraph from Cinemagraph Pro for macOS or iOS in H.264 (MP4) format.
Open Photoshop and go to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers and select your cinemagraph. Under Range to Import, select From Beginning to End. Ensure Make Frame Animation is selected and click OK. Go to File > Export > Save For Web and then click Save to save your cinemagraph as a GIF.