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How to make a GIF from a series of photos

Aleksandra Strzelichowska (opens in new window) (Europeana Foundation)

You have one more week left to participate in GIF IT UP. If you think that’s not enough time, read on and see how quickly you can create a GIF using a series of photos.


Start with choosing content, there are a lot of photos representing different phases of movement available on Europeana.

The photos from the studies of movement by Eadweard Muybridge will be perfect for this.

All you need to do is to crop the image, for example using Pixlr Editor, save each frame and export to an online GIF editor, for example Ezgif.

A llama walking. Photogravure after Eadweard Muybridge, 1887, Wellcome Library, CC BY

You can also check the portraits of dancers from Norwegian Folk Museum and vintage photos from National Library of France.

Fancy working with some unusual material? Take a look at the “Evolution of household articles” from Wellcome Library!

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