In fact you’ve probably already noticed the animated images it makes because they are popping up all over Facebook & G+.
The app combines still photos with short video clips, turning them into large animated GIF images.
With a little bit of creative thinking, the effects can be dramatic.
Using it is straightforward. You take a snapshot, then a short video clip. In the editing process you can select which part, or all, of the still you want to animate.
If the style looks familiar, that’s because the app includes Instagram-style filters, and, like Instagram it will post the finished results straight to several social media platforms.
What makes it interesting to travel bloggers is the attention it can draw. Writing on Media Culpa about his first encounter with it, Hans Kullin said:
One thing I noticed immediately is that creative uploads have the possibility to get a lot of attention. I had only just downloaded the app and had almost no followers, still my third video has got almost 500 likes during the first 24 hours since upload. One of the reasons that content may “go viral” within the app is that each time you “like” a video, it is re-posted by you in the app, sort of like a retweet on Twitter, so the content gets a lot of exposure. On top of that the videos with the most likes are displayed in one of the tabs in the app.
The Cinemagram app is currently free on IOS.
What do you think, will Cinemagram start making inroads into travel bloggers’ social media posts?