Moving images, also known as GIFs, are gaining popularity rapidly due to the increased interest in visual art. It’s used on various social media platforms, in advertising, and even in business and education sectors as it’s much easier to convey information through moving images. Naturally, lots of people are growing interested in being able to create such images. So, which programs can help in doing that and are they easy to use?
Recordit is a great app that can help you make brief moving images as quickly and easily as possible – all you have to do is download and open it. It works both on Windows and Mac and it’s completely free, and you’ll find it useful if you want to make a demo, a tutorial, or a screencast. You’ll be able to understand how it works intuitively thanks to Recordit’s extremely user-friendly interface. Just click on the space you want to use as your main object, drag it into the program’s window, then click ‘record’. All actions that you’ll perform afterward will be automatically recorded.
For example, you’ve chosen an image of the table with numerous actions listed and you want to show their sequence to your audience. After clicking ‘record’, you can move your mouse cursor to each action, type something, then move the cursor again. Every movement you make will be recorded by the program. When you’re finished, the system will break your actions into moving slides and automatically save the file as .gif. That’s it! Your moving image is ready.
Photoshop is another great way to make moving images. It’s also more developed than Recordit as it offers more functions and opportunities. You have to download the app and follow such steps:
- Upload the images you’re planning on using into the app;
- Open the Timeline window and click Create Animation there;
- Select all frames you need, pick the time that you want each frame to last, and choose a number of loops;
- Preview your .gif and save/export it.
The interface of Photoshop is rather intuitive and all functions, even the smallest ones, have their own title. It will help you understand what to choose and where to click. Afterward, you can enjoy your moving image.
As you can see, making moving images is easy, you just need to find an appropriate program and select your images and the preferred structure of your .gif. Both Recordit and Photoshop are easy apps with the user-friendly interface. However, if you don’t understand something, just watch some tutorials. There’s plenty of them on the Internet and they’ll ensure that you make every move knowingly.