Happy Friday! I’m currently in the middle of a four day week-end. I swear I do work. Sometimes. The rest of the time I waste time on the internet and read books. And people wonder why I don’t have kids.
Last week I posted a GIF of Ike as part of a post for Method’s Cute Pet Contest. (There’s still time to enter. Read more about it here!) I got a lot of comments about the fancy GIF. You all think I’m a computer whiz.
It’s a front. I really don’t know how I’ve survived being a blogger with my lack of computer skills. Wait, The Google helps me. (Thanks, Google.)
I’m going to share with you all my lazy GIF secret. Any of you can do this. It involves Awesome and Google+. See, Google now has this system called “Awesome”. (How awesome is that?) If you take at least 5 photos within 10 seconds and then upload them to Google+, “Awesome” will automatically turn it into a GIF for you. You only have to take the photos. Bam. GIF. AWESOME!
For the photos above, Nate shot in continuous mode with the DSLR. For the photo below, I just snapped a bunch of photos. Either way will work. The continuous mode is obviously a little more fluid. But I also like the animated effect on the one below.
That’s it. Super simple.
Feel free to follow me on Google+. I’ve been using it for the past few months and I really like it. Like want to kick bookface to the curb like it. A lot. bookface doesn’t have an Awesome system. And they like to only show my posts to a certain percentage of readers. Lame. Google+ for the win. #teamgoogle
Are you using Google+? Did you know about Awesome and GIFs? Who is going to create their very own GIF right now? Or maybe this weekend?