To create a cinemagraph in Cinemagraph Pro, you import a video recorded on a tripod and select a frame for your still image. Instead of selecting a frame in-app, you can import an image to add text or a logo, create a levitation effect, or bring a still photo to life.
You may want to enhance your still image using a tool like Photoshop or one of the many free alternatives. If you want to enhance your still image using a third-party app, remember that those changes will not be applied to the motion component of your cinemagraph; if the still and motion components don't match, you'll be able to where the mask was applied in your cinemagraph. As such, exercise caution when editing your still image and try not to make any changes that will blend poorly with your video.
Watch the video tutorial or follow the written instructions below to learn the best way to edit your still image.
In the example below, I exported my still image, adjusted the colors, and imported it back into Cinemagraph Pro. As you can see, the still image no longer matches the video.
Instead of making adjustments to your still image using a third-party app, consider using the in-app adjustments and presets to adjust the color, light, tone curve, and vignette of your cinemagraph. In-app adjustments and presets will be applied to both the still and motion components of your cinemagraph.
If you still prefer to edit the color and light of your still image using a third-party app, you can make similar adjustments to your source video using a video editing app before importing it into Cinemagraph Pro. If you make consistent adjustments to your source video and still image using third-party apps, both components should blend seamlessly.