The Future of GIFs Is Killing What Makes Them So Great

Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its… » 1/30/15 4:00pm 1/30/15 4:00pm

Create GIFs Like It's Nothing With Imgur's New Tool

There are plenty of tools and apps out there for creating your own GIFs, but few are as straightforward to use as Imgur's new offering. Even better, it uses the better-quality, more lightweight format that Imgur has been busy developing. Here's how you can get a customized GIF from any YouTube or Vimeo clip in a few… » 1/30/15 10:40am 1/30/15 10:40am

I never thought that a pipe making machine could be so relaxing to watch

These perfect looping gifs by the great Orbo, show a machine making corrugated pipes hard at work. I'm all for gorgeous sunsets over the sea and stunning views from the top of a mountain but there is something with the never-ending movement of these mechanisms that gives peace t0 my heart. » 6/24/14 9:01pm 6/24/14 9:01pm

I totally feel like I'm on drugs when I look at these awesome GIFs

Instead of popping pills or eating shrooms, just look at these wonderful GIFs made by Micaël Reynaud. He's a maestro when it comes to using camera tricks to create dizzying effects and a genius at taking the typical GIF to the next level with slit-scanning, timelapse and perfect masking to stitch together digital… » 6/19/14 10:08pm 6/19/14 10:08pm

This seems like the hardest way to make an animated GIF

Street artist INSA mixes graffiti and animation and calls it GIF-iti. He thinks big and doesn't shirk, producing multiple super sized wall filling works which he digitises and repeatedly overpaints, rendering the results. Street art is by its nature temporal but INSA's work will last forever—or at least until they… » 5/16/14 10:20pm 5/16/14 10:20pm

The splooge of making Pop-Tarts is so very hypnotic

Splooge, fold, press. Splooge, fold, press. Splooge, fold, press. The machines making Pop-Tarts are so mesmerizing. You just can't take your eyes off the black magic that is creating addictive processed food. My brain invents its own soundtrack when I see it go on and on and on in the GIF, which was spotted on Reddit.… » 1/02/14 7:34pm 1/02/14 7:34pm