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What's a 'living photo'? Good theoretical question!
A living photo is like a still photo, but with all or some of the scene in seamless looping motion.
A fully animated living photo is basically a higher-quality animated gif. A partially animated photo is what's also known as a cinemagraph.
Cinemagraphs can be incredibly cool...but they're also a little trickier to make because your device needs to be completely steady during the capture. Of course, with a little imagination you can also use intentional motion to create some pretty interesting effects...
No matter what the level of animation, the results can be mesmerizing. We see this as a revolutionary step in photography, and every day we're blown away by our community's creativity.
Creating living photos with Flixel is easier than you think: just find a scene with some repeatable motion, hold steady, and capture it! There are some optional things you can do to make your creation extra-special, but realistically it's just that simple.
We'll be updating this blog with news, featured flixel sets, contests, and lots of other fun stuff - so keep checking back!