1. LooGix

 




 

LooGix lets you make GIFs from a minimum of two frames to a maximum of 10. You can adjust the size and speed to preset levels.

In addition to GIF-making, this service offers “special effects,” such as blurring, rotation, fading, etc.

Once you’re done, upload your GIF to social services, get the HTML code to embed or send it via email.

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If a picture tells a thousand words, then an animated GIF must be good for a few more. Whether you want to animate your avatar, get involved in a meme, or amuse your friends with a funny photo sequence, an animated GIF is a great way to do it.

We have found — and tried and tested — five free online services that make creating animated GIFs an absolute cinch. With click-to-upload functionality and simple settings to customize your creation, you’ll be a GIF-engineer in no time at all.

SEE ALSO: How to Animate Your Google+ Profile
Take a look through the gallery for a brief overview of the five free tools we’ve tried and tested. And remember folks, animated GIFs should be used sparingly.

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1. Transformation

Similar to Dove’s “Evolution” video, this timelapse clip shows the entire process of a beauty shoot.

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With ever-more sophisticated software, media photograph touchups are now commonplace and widely accepted.

But should it be so extreme? Some would argue that airbrushing images for the beauty industry’s version of perfection grossly distorts our ideas of beauty, creating a false benchmark that’s utterly unattainable.

At the very least, when you see the extent to which photos can be digitally altered, you’ll view future images with a healthy dose of skepticism. We’ve found nine YouTube videos that take you through the Photoshop transformation process.

SEE ALSO: Tool Reveals Which Celebs, Models Have Been Photoshopped
Take a look through our video gallery for some stunning transformation sequences. In the gallery below, take a peek at 15 dramatically Photoshopped “before and after” celebrity photographs.

 

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1. GifBoom




The free app we’re using is “GifBoom: Animated GIF Camera” from TapMojo.

It is available for both the iPhone and Android phones.

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Did you know you can whip up tasty animated GIFs on your iPhone or Android handset, in seconds, free? We’ve found a superb app that will help you animate photographs and GIF-icize video.

Whether you want to join in with a popular meme, give a social avatar a bit of motion enhancement or just create something that will make your friends laugh, we have a super-simple way to do it.

SEE ALSO: 10 Hilarious Animated GIFs that Took the Web by Storm

Take a look through the gallery for our easy-peasy walkthrough. Just remember to use your newly-found, GIF-making superpowers wisely!

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