Did this image capture your attention?
In a time when visuals and imagery rule on the web, animations are a great way of capturing attention.
Did you know that Twitter recently started supporting animated GIFs, and that Pinterest also does?
In this tech tip post for online marketers, I'll share one simple tool for making simple animations for social media.
GIF is an acronym for Graphics Interchange Format. An animated GIF is basically an image that has movement.
In more detail, it's a series of images put together in a rapidly changing sequence to give the effect of a video.
While true video has more options, the one key value of a GIF is that it is a light file, much smaller than a video file in size.
I recommend Giffysnap.com. This is a great online tool that is completely free to you use!
And your done!
Below is another example of a animated GIF created with Giffysnap.
Animated gifs are supported on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ right now, and perhaps more places later.
Use the animations to capture attention or explain a quick concept.
What do you think? Are you liking this quick and simple tool as much as I do?