Thursday, June 02, 2011

Animated GIFs making a comeback?



Are they? It seems like they're the new retro cool. Plus, now that file compression technology has advanced ten years since the first time we saw dancing babies, they no longer require ridiculously large file sizes.

Of course, only places like Tumblr where the hipster cool kids hang out still support them. I don't think you're ever going to see animated profile photos on Facebook like you used to on Myspace.

The GIF above was created in Adobe Fireworks from a series of photographs I took while sailing Memorial Day weekend. However, if you visit tumblr, they have a whole newsfeed dedicated to nothing but these motion monstrosities.

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/gif
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