Cinemagram is a free app that lets you create moving pictures on your iPhone. Developed by Factyle Inc, it’s not exactly a video app, but more like a combination of photo and video, so the results are similar to animated GIFs. It’s a unique app and very easy to use, and you’ll definitely get a kick out of using it.
Basically what the app does is use masking and some video capture so parts of an image are moving while the rest is static. This isn’t as complicated as it sounds, as all you have to do is capture a short video (2 to 3 seconds is fine) and then apply a mask for the parts you want to keep frozen and those you want to move. The end result is a hybrid video and photo.
Using your finger you can color, pinch and zoom in on the image selection you want to animate. Once you’re done editing, you can apply some really cool special effects like black and white, vintage, lighting and many more.
The app sounds like a lot of fun, and it is. If you use Instagram, then you will have no problems learning to use Cinemagram’s interface, as it is very similar. On the default screen is the news icon that will inform you of the latest uploads.
You can share your animated photo on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. You can also share and upload your creation at the Cinemagram social community without opening an account. The moving pictures that people have made using it are very interesting, and you can literally spend hours browsing them.