The Flixel team announced today the release of Cinemagraph+ for Mac, the only consumer friendly tool specifically designed for the easy and intuitive creation of living photos.
“We are very excited about living photography as a new form of visual storytelling,” says Philippe LeBlanc, Flixel’s co-founder and CEO. “In addition to developing creation tools, our primary objective is to educate artists on this new medium and its various applications. With the introduction of our consumer product at an accessible price point of $49.99, we are making this technology and the art form available to a wider community of artists.”
Living photo by @eustis
Cinemagraph+ includes support for HD (1080) resolution video, Flixel’s patented masking technology, seamless looping options and a wide range of filters for $49.99. Creators can upload and share their living photos in high resolution to Flixel’s community as well as to a variety of social networks.
Living photo by @illusiondesigning
Cinemagraph+ for Mac comes after the successful introduction of Cinemagraph Pro, Flixel’s 2014 Apple Design Award winning application launched back in late February 2014. Within weeks of its introduction, Flixel’s professional living photo software topped the Mac App Store charts in nearly 80 countries around the world.
Living photo by @acoury
Mask: Select a specific area to animate by simply “live-masking” the motion right into the image and preview your living photo in real time
HD Rendering: Output your living photo in 1080 HD resolution
Trim: Identify your ideal 5-second sequence and set the still frame to create a more seamless loop
Loop: Set the loop direction and speed to create natural motion
Delay: For a surprise effect, add a delay between loops
Effects: Instantly access 27 custom built stylizing filters
Sharing: Share your creations on Flixel.com, social networks, and embed on your website or blog
“At Flixel, we’ve taken a once complex editing process for living photos and made it easy, quick and intuitive,” says LeBlanc. “We see a future where living photography will be used consistently as a powerful storytelling medium and thus the need for a consumer oriented offering for desktops.”
Living photo by @gsciorio
Living photo by @pupyiiiis