A Flixel is just like the image you see here. What it really is, it’s a GIF image. It’s basically a picture that moves.
Mobile app company, Flixel Photos, Inc. developed this iPhone app called, Flixel.
Inspired by Cinemagraphs, Flixel is a newly launched free mobile application that enables users to create beautiful living photos in seconds. A cross between photography and video, Flixel lets you capture a moment, bring it to life with the swipe of a finger and instantly share with friends .
Developed in collaboration with Endloop Mobile, Flixel distinguishes itself via its unique and simple creation process enabling a user to “live paint” his or her animation, thus instantly bringing his photograph to life.
I took this Flixel of my daughter Daniela (white shirt), jousting with her classmate, Celeste, during last Saturday’s A Taste of Goose Creek.
After just a few swipes, I had a cinemagraph. I shared/uploaded it to Flixel using the iPhone app and shared it on Facebook. However, it didn’t show as a cinemagraph on FB. So I uploaded it to Pinterest but it still didn’t show as a cinemagraph. It was a tiny bit frustrating because I wanted to share this with my friends without having to email everyone. It appears that Flixel is following the Instagram model of being a mobile only app. I think though, that there is a potentially strong market for a “web version” where people can browse “Flixels” and share them with friends. Calling Philippe LeBlanc and Marc Homza — please make a web version.
This is why I’m posting it here on my blog. I wanted to share this with friends who aren’t on Flixel yet. This gave me a good reason to blog about something. It’s actually fun and I think I’ll be posting other pictures here as well… maybe even some from my Instagram app.
Here are some other cool “Flixels:”
Cool train cinemagraph done with Flixel.
Cool Flixel shot of a bird flying by with the girl and water standing still.