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Rachel Eichen
Novare Library
Services
ANIMATED GIFS
How much do you already know about
GIFs (1-10?)
QUICK POLL
What are GIFs?
Uses Today
Limitations
Finding GIFs
Make Your Own
AGENDA
WHAT ARE GIFS?
Pronounced “JIF”
Graphics Interchange Format
Series of moving images
BASICS
Started by Compuserve in 1987
Animated it in 1989
Help with slow browsers and no video
HISTORY
Also transparent
Only 256 total colors to save on size
HISTORY
No software to download
Works on every platform
Plays automatically
WHY SO POPULAR?
GEOCITIES
POPULAR EARLY GIFS
MYSPACE
OVER 25 YEARS OLD BUT STILL USED!
(UNLIKE MOST TECHNOLOGY)
USES TODAY
More tools to create
More media to pull from
More places to put it all
MORE GIFS THAN EVER
IMGUR
TUMBLR
WHAT SHOULD WE CALL ME?
REACTION GIFS
More versatile than text
MRW
REACTION GIFS
BUZZFEED
MEMES
REPLAY MOVIES/TV
REPLAY NEWS
GIF AS AN ART
LIBRARY USES
INSTRUCTIONS/TUTORIALS
SHOWING OFF A COLLECTION
LIBRARY TOUR
HUMOR
PROMOTE EXHIBITS
LIFE INTO OLD BOOKS
SHOWCASE EVENTS
http://makeagif.com/25IKQq
SHOW OFF STAFF
LIBRARIAN PROBLEMS
www.librarianproblems.com
SMITHSONIAN LIBRARIES (TUMBLR)
http://smithsonianlibraries.tumblr.com/
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY (TUMBLR)
http://huntingtonlibrary.tumblr.com/
LIMITATIONS
Tumblr (But with restrictions)
Imgur
Twitter (new for 2014!)
Blogs (Wordpress & Blogger)
Pinterest (sort of)
Reddit ...
1MB Limit
Reblogs work best
TUMBLR
PINTEREST
File size limit =
3 MB
TWITTER
Facebook (but can link)
Outlook (newer versions don’t animate)
Windows file preview
WHERE CAN’T YOU SHARE
No sound
Only 256 colors no matter what!
Image not easy to edit once created
Too many can slow a page down
Can be clu...
Use fewer frames
Crop it to make it smaller
Resize it
Use fewer colors
Break up file into multiple images
WAYS TO SHR...
MULTIPLE IMAGES
http://imgur.com/gallery/0Jyof
EZGIF.COM
FINDING GIFS
GIPHY.COM
Search tools > Any type > Animated
Will not animate in preview
GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH
REDDIT & IMGUR
http://imgur.com/r/gifs
http://reddit.com/r/gifs
Mr. GIF
Reality TV GIFs
GIFs from last night (TV/Movie)
Animal GIF
Search tags
See what other library tumblrs post
T...
CINEMAGRAPHS.COM
MAKE YOUR OWN
MAKEAGIF.COM
CINEMAGRAM
https://cinemagr.am/
RECORDIT.CO
GIMP (FREEWARE)
http://www.gimp.org/
Photoshop (if you have it)
GIF Brewery ($5, for mac only)
GIFFing tool (Windows, PWYW)
OTHER TOOLS ($$$)
Less is more!
Save gifs on your computer for use later
Think small and short
Remember your limitations
BEST PRACTICES
Smithsonian Library – How to make your
own Animated GIFs
How to make animated gifs with GIMP
How to make simple animati...
QUESTIONS
adverb@gmail.com
Rachel Eichen
www.learnsurge.com
www.novarelibrary.com
slideshare.net/adverb
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Animated GIFs

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Technology may come and go, but the Animated GIF (pronounced “jiff”) has stood the test of time. Introduced in 1987, the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a compressed image file format that also allows for animation. Even if you’ve never heard of GIFs, chances are you’ve seen them used on sites like Tumblr, Buzzfeed, and other social media.

Join us as we explore the history and technology of the GIF, explain how to find GIF files for almost any use imaginable, and discuss how to create your own GIF files from video and pictures. We’ll also explore how libraries are making use of animated GIFs across their social media sites, as well as limitations of this file format.



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Instructor Bio ~ Rachel Eichen
Rachel Eichen is a certified presenter who has had over three years of teaching experience. She has taught computer classes to passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which included such topics as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office. She also taught classes while working within the software industry. She enjoys learning about new technology trends and loves sharing this information with others. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing.

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Animated GIFs

  1. 1. Rachel Eichen Novare Library Services ANIMATED GIFS
  2. 2. How much do you already know about GIFs (1-10?) QUICK POLL
  3. 3. What are GIFs? Uses Today Limitations Finding GIFs Make Your Own AGENDA
  4. 4. WHAT ARE GIFS?
  5. 5. Pronounced “JIF” Graphics Interchange Format Series of moving images BASICS
  6. 6. Started by Compuserve in 1987 Animated it in 1989 Help with slow browsers and no video HISTORY
  7. 7. Also transparent Only 256 total colors to save on size HISTORY
  8. 8. No software to download Works on every platform Plays automatically WHY SO POPULAR?
  9. 9. GEOCITIES
  10. 10. POPULAR EARLY GIFS
  11. 11. MYSPACE
  12. 12. OVER 25 YEARS OLD BUT STILL USED! (UNLIKE MOST TECHNOLOGY)
  13. 13. USES TODAY
  14. 14. More tools to create More media to pull from More places to put it all MORE GIFS THAN EVER
  15. 15. IMGUR
  16. 16. TUMBLR
  17. 17. WHAT SHOULD WE CALL ME?
  18. 18. REACTION GIFS
  19. 19. More versatile than text MRW REACTION GIFS
  20. 20. BUZZFEED
  21. 21. MEMES
  22. 22. REPLAY MOVIES/TV
  23. 23. REPLAY NEWS
  24. 24. GIF AS AN ART
  25. 25. LIBRARY USES
  26. 26. INSTRUCTIONS/TUTORIALS
  27. 27. SHOWING OFF A COLLECTION
  28. 28. LIBRARY TOUR
  29. 29. HUMOR
  30. 30. PROMOTE EXHIBITS
  31. 31. LIFE INTO OLD BOOKS
  32. 32. SHOWCASE EVENTS http://makeagif.com/25IKQq
  33. 33. SHOW OFF STAFF
  34. 34. LIBRARIAN PROBLEMS www.librarianproblems.com
  35. 35. SMITHSONIAN LIBRARIES (TUMBLR) http://smithsonianlibraries.tumblr.com/
  36. 36. HUNTINGTON LIBRARY (TUMBLR) http://huntingtonlibrary.tumblr.com/
  37. 37. LIMITATIONS
  38. 38. Tumblr (But with restrictions) Imgur Twitter (new for 2014!) Blogs (Wordpress & Blogger) Pinterest (sort of) Reddit (just a link) WHERE YOU CAN SHARE
  39. 39. 1MB Limit Reblogs work best TUMBLR
  40. 40. PINTEREST
  41. 41. File size limit = 3 MB TWITTER
  42. 42. Facebook (but can link) Outlook (newer versions don’t animate) Windows file preview WHERE CAN’T YOU SHARE
  43. 43. No sound Only 256 colors no matter what! Image not easy to edit once created Too many can slow a page down Can be clunky on mobile OTHER DISADVANTAGES
  44. 44. Use fewer frames Crop it to make it smaller Resize it Use fewer colors Break up file into multiple images WAYS TO SHRINK FILE SIZE
  45. 45. MULTIPLE IMAGES http://imgur.com/gallery/0Jyof
  46. 46. EZGIF.COM
  47. 47. FINDING GIFS
  48. 48. GIPHY.COM
  49. 49. Search tools > Any type > Animated Will not animate in preview GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH
  50. 50. REDDIT & IMGUR http://imgur.com/r/gifs http://reddit.com/r/gifs
  51. 51. Mr. GIF Reality TV GIFs GIFs from last night (TV/Movie) Animal GIF Search tags See what other library tumblrs post TUMBLR!
  52. 52. CINEMAGRAPHS.COM
  53. 53. MAKE YOUR OWN
  54. 54. MAKEAGIF.COM
  55. 55. CINEMAGRAM https://cinemagr.am/
  56. 56. RECORDIT.CO
  57. 57. GIMP (FREEWARE) http://www.gimp.org/
  58. 58. Photoshop (if you have it) GIF Brewery ($5, for mac only) GIFFing tool (Windows, PWYW) OTHER TOOLS ($$$)
  59. 59. Less is more! Save gifs on your computer for use later Think small and short Remember your limitations BEST PRACTICES
  60. 60. Smithsonian Library – How to make your own Animated GIFs How to make animated gifs with GIMP How to make simple animation with photoshop (Youtube) RESOURCES
  61. 61. QUESTIONS
  62. 62. adverb@gmail.com Rachel Eichen www.learnsurge.com www.novarelibrary.com slideshare.net/adverb

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