Sharing Your Cinemagraphs on Tumblr: Video Tutorial

Short-form blogging: for when you’ve got something to say, but want to keep it brief—a notion paramount to one of the Internet’s most popular microblogging services, Tumblr. Seeing that Tumblr is a great platform for visual storytelling, we thought it would be wise to prepare a video tutorial, detailing everything you need to know about sharing cinemagraphs on the social networking giant.

In this tutorial, we outline the 3 best ways to share your Flixel cinemagraphs on Tumblr.

#1 GIF

Using Cinemagraph Pro for Mac, export a GIF and upload it as a photo to your Tumblr account. The GIF will auto-loop and auto-play on newsfeed and on your Tumblr page.

#2 MP4

Though GIFs are a great method for sharing your work on Tumblr, posting a video of your cinemagraph allows for higher resolution and more frames. Export a looped .mp4 version of your cinemagraph and upload as a video. The cinemagraph will auto-loop and auto-play on newsfeed, but requires a click-to-play on your Tumblr page.

#3 Embed

Once you’ve created your cinemagraph in our app, simply upload it to your Flixel profile, and use the unique embed code to paste into the “video from web” option. The embed will have an outbound link in the newsfeed, but will auto-loop, auto-play and be optimized for all devices when viewed on your Tumblr page..

(Flixel Marketing Manager)

When Cassandra was six, she was asked to share a story with her class…and hasn’t stopped telling them since. Now she does so through photography, video and writing, but with the same sense of wonder - and love for glitter - as her inner kid.


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