Gifs in a stream

I adore high-definition animated gifs of relaxing environments, and have been longing to make some of my own. My website’s limited in what I can upload, and I haven’t figured out how best to minimise file sizes yet, but here’s my first attempt. Click for higher resolution version.


Giffing about

I’ve recently become possessed by the urge to create GIFs – low-resolution, low overhead animated images that’ll usually play automatically in your browser. While I was fossil-hunting on the beach last weekend I used the ‘burst’ mode on my Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9V (a camera which I extremely highly recommend – includes a great macro mode, and can do most things in a very noob-friendly manner) to snap sequences of the waves on the shore, or over my fabulous wellies.

I used these as source to create a couple of quick gifs, but the result is very jerky, so I think I’ll try creating some from videos instead – more work, but hopefully much smoother and more realistic results. (Also I can actually ensure I get the timing right, instead of guessing vaguely!)



At least now I know it’s not going to work I can delete all those nearly identical pictures and free up some space on my hard drive…