Viscomsoft's Free GIF Effect Application is the sort of descriptive name we like to see in this day and age where you can't tell your bank from your health insurer by name. This Web-based freeware applies effects to animated GIFs; everything from basic blurring, grayscale, and pixelating to special effects like Old Movies and Birthday. It also zooms, rotates, and resizes GIFs and makes it easy to post them online or share them through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Free GIF Effect Application supports a wide range of interface languages and Windows editions, too; from 98 to … Read more
GifFX is a feature-rich GIF creation, editing, and sharing tool for your iOS device that goes above and beyond a lot of other similar apps on the App Store. From the number of tool and editing options when creating new GIFs to the layout of the sharing tools and number of custom effects you can add to the beginning and end of your GIFs, this is a very solid app.
When you first start GifFX, you can load other GIFs into the library or start creating your own. The latter is the main draw here, so you'll probably go … Read more
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Shocking news from MIT, where students made a device that will shock them when they've spent too much time on Facebook. In other Facebook news, Giphy is making GIFs a thing on the social-networking site, a la MySpace 1996. Video earrings turn you into a walking television, and Haptix turns any flat surface into a 3D multitouch surface. Ah, the possibilities. … Read more
Facebook has videos, pictures, polls, weird "feelings" comments, long statuses, short statuses, and lots of ads, but until now, it didn't have those flashing reaction animations that really prove your wit. No more. Giphy announced today that it has created a code for embedding GIFs from its site onto Facebook. A Facebook spokesperson sent over a blunt official statement in response: "Facebook does not support animated GIFs."
OK, except with Giphy's workaround, it kind of sort of does.
Every now and again, you stumble across something that's just so pointless, so sublimely silly, that all you can do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Welcome to GIF Dance Party, our favorite Web site so far this week. It pretty much does exactly what it says in the name. Across a selection of five dance floors, you can place resizeable dancing GIFs from memes, cartoons, and videos and just... watch them go, really.
We don't even know where they're all from. What on earth is The Worm? How did that wizard get there? Are we behind the times? (Don't answer that.) … Read more
While everyday Web users can load information onto a smartphone using a QR code, artist Anthony Antonellis simply holds his phone within 1 to 2 centimeters of his hand. Thanks to a tiny chip underneath his skin, Antonellis has created the world's first Net art implant.
"It's 1 to 2KB of storage, and I'm using that to store an animated GIF," he told the New York-based culture Web site Animal. "It works with mobile phones and card readers, and it's usually used for privacy, and I'm using it for a public purpose, … Read more
Flipboard's Apple device users now can be as animated as their Android counterparts. The news magazine app added gifs support with its latest iOS update, the company announced Wednesday.
The company added support for the animated files for Android users alongside the launch of its Web-based version last month.
Flipboard also is trying out a new feature called Top Stories, which puts the newest and most popular content of the day in news, business, technology, and sports at the top of each section. It's an experiment that puts Flipboard more in line with what Twitter does well -- … Read more
GifCam combines a screen capture tool with an animated GIF maker to make it super-easy to create animated GIFs with 1001 uses. You just open this portable freeware, place its transparent window over the screen area you wish to capture, and press a button. GifCam automatically records frames, inserts spaces, and saves the clip as a GIF that you can open and play in any program that handles animated GIFs (like your browser). But GifCam does more than simply take screenshots and string the frames together: It also goes to great lengths to pack the most animation into the smallest … Read more
GifPlayer Free takes advantage of the explosion of interest in animated GIFs by enabling users to create a dedicated library of those files. It creates central albums on your device that can be augmented with others from your photo library or from the Internet where they can be downloaded directly. There are also a number of sharing features built in so you can get your GIFs out to other people quickly.
When you start GifPlayer for the first time, there are four sample files in the library. You can also load any that you happen to have in your photo … Read more