So you just created a mesmerizing cinemagraph and you want to share it with your family, friends, clients, and more. A great way to do so is on your website, blog, as well as on your social media networks.
Use these tips and tricks to show off your work and share cinemagraphs
WordPress Blogs and other Web Pages
Blogs and websites, whether personal, professional, or both, are a great place to show off your cinemagraphs. We’ve created a unique embed code that displays cinemagraphs at their best quality. Only 256 colours? GIFs are so yesterday. Use our embed code to ensure the highest quality AND small file size. Embedding a cinemagraph is just like adding a YouTube video. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Upload
Upload your cinemagraph to flixel.com
Step 2: Copy Embed Code
Go to your profile and click on the cinemagraph you’re going to add to the web page. At the bottom right of the page, click “Embed”. Make sure to click “Force Mobile GIF” when using more than 2 cinemagraphs on a single page.
Step 3: Paste
Simply paste this code into your web page and watch while your cinemagraph comes to life with clarity and precision.
With over a billion users, Facebook is a great platform to display your cinemagraphs. Cinemagraph videos under 30 seconds now auto-loop and auto-play in the feed!
Step 1: Export
Export your cinemagraph from either the Mac, iPhone or iPad app as an .mp4. Set the number of repetitions during export (20 seconds long is best).
Step 2: Upload
Easily upload the video to Facebook and post for your friends and followers to see!
Twitter is a fantastic social network to share cinemagraphs. They play like an endless video in your Tweets. You can either use the link from Flixel.com, upload video through your phone, or post a GIF. Videos and GIFs autoplay in Twitter newsfeed.
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Option 1: Add Link
You have the option to post to Twitter when uploading your cinemagraph to Flixel.com. If you’ve passed this stage, go to the cinemagraph you want to display on Flixel.com and press on the Twitter button at the bottom right corner. Simply post the tweet and share it with the world! The link will come up as a video with a play button. To have your favorite cinemagraph automatically play, pin it to your profile!
Option 2: Post Video *the ideal choice*
Export a looping .mp4 video from Cinemagraph Pro, (under 6 seconds), and transfer the video to your phone. From here, simply add to your tweet and share. The cinemagraph video will auto-play and auto-loop!
Option 3: GIF
The third option is to export a GIF from Flixel Cinemagraph Pro for Mac, and add “photo” to your tweet. This works when you don’t want to share a video from your phone.
With the ability to upload up to 1 min long videos, Instagram is a great platform to show off your Flixels. Cinemagraphs auto-loop and auto-play, and you can even upload vertical/portrait video, as well as 1080 by 1920.
Step 1: Export
Loop and export your cinemagraph as an .mp4 from either your Mac, iPhone or iPad app. Make sure that the video is over 4 seconds, but under 1 minute, so that the cinemagraph loops perfectly.
Step 2: Transfer Video File
After your video is exported, you can use air drop from Mac to iOS, or other file transfer software such as Dropbox or Adobe Creative Cloud.
Step 3: Upload
Upload to your Instagram account, and watch the likes roll in.
Google+ is a great place for networking and sharing your cinemagraphs with enthusiasts and professionals alike. Many photographers, videographers and marketers like yourself use this platform!
Step 1: Add Link
You can either go to the cinemagraph you want to display on Flixel.com and press on the Google+ button at the bottom right corner, or you can copy the unique URL associated with your Flixel, and paste it into your post.
Step 2: Post and Share
Simply post and share with your network of followers. The cinemagraph will appear and automatically loop!
Now that you know how to share cinemagraphs and best display your work on social networks, go forth and conquer! Don’t forget to hashtag #Flixel to connect with our ever growing Flixel Community.