My camera can take 12 photos a second, and at this fast a frame rate it can often be cool to turn the little bursts of photos into GIFs. I create these using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, but other versions may work too.
- Open up Photoshop
- File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack
- Once your photos have been loaded into the document you’re ready to open up the timeline
- Window > Timeline
- In the new window click the dropdown arrow and select Create Frame Animation then click the button
- Now select the three lines in the top right of the timeline window and click Make Frames from Layers
- Highlight all the frames and on one of them change how long each frame should appear. I like to go with 0.5s before the next frame should appear.
- At the bottom of the Timeline window select how many times you would like your GIF to loop; forever, 3 times, once, etc
- Preview your GIF by pressing the play icon
- Sometimes the frames have been imported backwards, make sure your GIF plays the correct way through
- Now it’s time to save your GIF
- File > Export > Save For Web (Legacy)
- I like to set my GIF to be around 1280px x 720px so as not to make the file size too large. I also use 256 colours to maintain as much authenticity as I can.
After I’ve created my GIFs I like to publish them to Instagram to show them off.
- Upload your GIF to the website GIPHY
- Download your GIF as an MP4 format video and share to Instagram