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Read This: Why Take Animated GIFs Offline?

Where I'm coming from on this: nothing wrong with selling but the certificate of authenticity from the artist and a GIF on a DVD or USB stick is enough. That's how I've done it in the past. But then I want the thing out there circulating, that's why it's a GIF and not a super high res video file requiring proprietary software to play. [...] If there's a reason for using a "democratic" medium...

How to Make an Animated GIF from a YouTube Video

Animated GIFs are on the rise again, blanketing Tumblr, Twitter and much of the Switched team chatroom. Some sites offer GIF-making tools, but most, at best, do little more than take multiple screencaps of a video, leaving you with a five-frame result that's not going to get you any Internet cred. Amazingly, there still isn't a dedicated app for making amazing works like these, so you'll have to...

Web Relic, the Animated GIF, Becomes Medium for Art

More often than not, animated GIFs are reserved for quick chuckles. Cat portals, face palms, and even the occasional girl punch, are this limited media format's bread and butter. But the current crop of digital artists are turning to this former Net-annoyance to create Web-based art. Sites like Rhizome, 8-Bit Today, and Nasty Nets dig through the deepest recesses of the Internet to find these...