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5consbar2_e0.gif (GIF Image, 574 × 51 pixels) 90S Animated GIF. Why do we have an IMG element? [dive into mark] On February 25, 1993, Marc Andreessen wrote: I’d like to propose a new, optional HTML tag:IMGRequired argument is SRC="url".

Why do we have an IMG element? [dive into mark]

This names a bitmap or pixmap file for the browser to attempt to pull over the network and interpret as an image, to be embedded in the text at the point of the tag’s occurrence.An example is: <IMG SRC=" is no closing tag; this is just a standalone tag.)This tag can be embedded in an anchor like anything else; when that happens, it becomes an icon that’s sensitive to activation just like a regular text anchor.Browsers should be afforded flexibility as to which image formats they support. Xbm and Xpm are good ones to support, for example. If a browser cannot interpret a given format, it can do whatever it wants instead (X Mosaic will pop up a default bitmap as a placeholder).This is required functionality for X Mosaic; we have this working, and we’ll at least be using it internally. Xbm and Xpm were popular graphics formats on Unix systems. Tony continued: Jay C. Conversational GIF (like emoticon) , humor/ irony= new perspectives.

The Reaction GIF: Moving Image as Gesture. Organized by Jason Eppink, Associate Curator of Digital Media Computer-mediated communication increasingly informs the way we interact with friends and peers.

The Reaction GIF: Moving Image as Gesture

Email, text message, chat, and any number of social websites and mobile apps focus conversation primarily into text, supplanting the many nonverbal cues like rhythm, intonation, volume, and gesture that humans have used to communicate for many millennia. But over the last few years, the reaction GIF has emerged as a form for communicating with short moving images in response to, and often in lieu of, text in online forums and comment threads. These animated GIFs consist of brief loops of bodies in motion, primarily excerpted from recognizable pop culture moments, and are used to express common ideas and emotions. Understood as gestures, they can communicate more nuance and concision than their verbal translations. Breaking Bad GIFs on Giphy. Αλεπούδα on Twitter: "How to explain in one gif, why the loans never helped the Greek people... Free YouTube to GIF Generator on Make A GIF. Make animated gifs with your webcam. The perfect loop Before saving, you can edit the start and end times of your gif by dragging the sliders.

Make animated gifs with your webcam

Want to curate a page of gifs with friends? Add a #hashtag to your gif's description. You follow? Follow your friends to see their newest gifs in your feed whenever you’re logged in. Time warp Click the Back-and-Forth button and watch as conventional rules of spacetime are obliterated. Spread the gifs You can embed your gifs anywhere you can paste HTML. They’ve got nothing on you Have a favorite pop culture gif? Looking good! Fresh haircut? Pets enjoy selfies, too Share the love for your #dog #cat #hamster #slowloris with a gif! Feel like making blog Want to share every gif you’ve made? I have an opinion! Not amused by that blog post? Cannot believe it #mindblown Reeling from the latest episode of [insert fave show here]? Tumblr Animated GIF. Gif on Tumblr. GIF as art form - infinity. Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion - Hongkiat.

So today we’re going to showcase animated GIF artwork but there are not the regular GIF we use on websites.

Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion - Hongkiat

These are beautiful twist from somehow nasty animated Gif artworks with the use of high quality photos from modern photography, and the pioneer, Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg called it – Cinemagraph. (Image source: From Me To You) Like what you’ve seen in most GIF animation, cinemagraph is a product of still photo with minor elements moving on. It’s nothing impressive on technique but what makes cinemagraph unique is it brings back certain part of the photo to life, thus making the entire photo more realistic, attractive and sometimes even thought-provoking, just like the magical newspaper from the movie Harry Potter.

Dozens of photographers have found this technique interesting, so do we. Recommended Reading: More Cinemagraphs: 32 Still Photos With Subtle Movements 28 Inspiring Cinemagraphs A Wonderful World. Can You Smell Them? Cheers. Coco Takes Manhattan. Delicious Bacon. Laypark. Watch Off Book Online. A personalized PBS video experience is only a few clicks away.

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