3 Easy Ways to Get Started with Cinegif

You don’t have to be a Photoshop wiz to create some pretty amazing animated GIFs!  Cinegif makes it easy for anyone to create Cinemagraph™ quality animated GIFs in just minutes and there are so many ways you can use them!  Here are just a few!

 1.   Add Video to Your Next Email Campaign!

Use Stock Video and our patented motion tools to add some action to your email!

Give Your E-Mail Campaigns a Makeover

  • Purchase and download a Video from any stock site such as Pond5 or iStockphoto
  • Upload it to Cinegif and edit it to just the right clip
  • Identify a motion element to isolate using our patented tools and Create
  • Download and add that beautiful Cinegif into your next Email Campaign!

2.   Bring Your Next Blog Post to Life!

Use one of your own Videos to add a captivating Cinegif to your blog!

Use Your Own Video to Create Animated GIFS

  • Take a video from your YouTube channel, Vimeo account, or Website
  • Upload it to Cinegif, edit it to just the right clip, and Create
  • Download and add your attention grabbing Cinegif to your next post!

3.   Add a Unique Slideshow to Your Website!

Use your pictures to add an appealing Cinegif to your blog! 

  • Pick a group or theme of your favorite photos and upload them to Cinegif
  • Using our easy drag and drop editing tools, arrange them in the order you want and Create
  • Download and add your fabulous custom slideshow to your website!

Cinegifs are special because they use the standard animated gif file format (.gif) and can be added just like you would a normal boring still image file (.jpg) on any digital platform.

Cinegifs also maximize quality while minimizing size, are instant open & play, are as simple to use as a regular image file, and still capture the movement and life of a video (no need for links, downloads, pressing play, or any other hassles that come with video files)!

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Burberry’s #Thanks A Million GIF

To celebrate the accumulation of more than 1 million Twitter followers, British fashion house Burberry sent out animated thank-you cards, personalized with followers’ names.

Up to 3,000 followers received a virtual note card, emblazoned with their Twitter handles, in return for sending a tweet of congratulations or a tweet with the hashtag #thanksamillion, which the company paid Twitter to promote for the day. The notecards are written in the style of Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey’s hand, and rest against a windowpane covered in slowly cascading raindrops – which are never-ending, thanks to being skillfully “looped” in an animated GIF.

The cards may be a relatively small thing, but Burberry followers seem to be enjoying them, if the initial response count is anything to go by. The cards also amplify two aesthetic themes: one, the handwritten note from Bailey, which the company frequently distributes in the form of invitations and thank yous across its social profiles; and, two, the animated GIF, which Burberry employed during its February catwalk show to showcase its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.

We love the Burberry brand, and their willingness to embrace GIF marketing! Clearly, their vision is set on the myriad of ways in which this dynamic new short form of communication can be used to enhance marketing and communications.

Drop us a line and tell us how you plan to use a Cinegif in your next marketing campaign – we’re sure it’s just as “noteworthy”!