Cinematic moments bridge the gap between mobile photo and video sharing

in Photo and Video (E)

[] Atlanta, Georgia - Social photo and video sharing are two of the fastest-growing uses of mobile phones. Photographic filters are breathing life into mobile photos, and cheap infrastructure makes video sharing more economical than ever before. Users are flocking to these apps, and venture capital and media have noticed.

The animated GIF is making a comeback as a way to capture cinematic moments. A living photo that's easier to upload, send, and stream than video, the .gif format is universally supported and is a throwback to the internet's early days. Great GIFs are typically created using large desktop software applications. Now anyone can make GIFs right from their iPhone by pointing and tapping.

Picflick for iPhone makes it easy to build a collection of animated moments. Users can capture the bustle of life around them, a smile as it happens, make flip-book cartoons, or create stop-motion clips with everyday objects. It's different because fast, you can preview inline, you can use existing photos, you can delete anything you upload, and you can save .gifs to your computer, each conveniently named using the photo caption you provide.

Tap the viewfinder to take pictures. The individual frames slide into place beneath the viewfinder and can be reordered and deleted. It's possible to edit an animation at any time, even months later. The GIFs are produced on the device and can be saved to the user's computer, emailed, or sent directly to Tumblr, home of the largest gif-sharing community in the world. Users can instantly publish their GIFs to the Picflick website, no sign-up required. Sharing with Facebook and Twitter is also supported.

* Tap to shoot
* Scroll to preview and adjust timing
* Tap any photo for an inline preview
* Autoreverse animation for smooth looping
* Reorder or delete individual frames
* Add captions (also used for .gif file names)
* Several export sizes
* Use photos you already have (great on iPods)
* Optionally overlay previous frame
* Upload to picflick site, no account needed, delete anytime
* Share via email, MMS, Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0.2 or later
* 1.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Picflick 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

Independent developer Steven Romej runs slide to rock and creates apps for iOS devices. Established in 2009, several apps have been featured nationally in the App Store, SELF magazine, Bon Appetit, and The Doctors TV show. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 slide to rock. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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