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« on: November 09, 2012, 14:01 »
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Sorry if I somehow missed it, but I've searched and can't find an answer to this...

Do any microstock sites accept gifs?

I've been doing gif animations and see a lot of them being used in ads, but can't locate a site that sells/stocks them. (None of the ten or so I stock at seem to, or I can't locate the correct links, anyway...)

Thanks in advance for the help!


« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 14:36 »
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Sorry if I somehow missed it, but I've searched and can't find an answer to this...

Do any microstock sites accept gifs?

I've been doing gif animations and see a lot of them being used in ads, but can't locate a site that sells/stocks them. (None of the ten or so I stock at seem to, or I can't locate the correct links, anyway...)

Thanks in advance for the help!

funny, i was about to post the same question - i spent time yesterday trying to find  out also - found a couple of animated gifs on the agencies [but ONLY a few], but couldnt find anything about whether they accepted them or not

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 15:50 »
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Interesting question. I bailed on learning more Flash when iStock announced their redeemed credits, but animated gifs might be a nice side venture.

« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 17:47 »
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Why not create footage?

Buyers can create the GIFs themselves and you basically offer your stuff to a broader audience - just my 2 cents.

What kind of GIFs were you thinking of? Examples?

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 20:25 »
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some/many buyers won't know how to create gifs, plus they wouldn't have access to the individual images.

2 samples, use different lighting, or panoramic view

http://cascoly.com/test-animatedgif.asp

one concern is that the images neecd to be reduced below what most agencies accept, but since they need to be shown on a website that may not be a big problem

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 20:47 »
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Well thanks for posting the examples.

I would like to hear from you practical uses of such animated gifs. Besides funny smileys and other animated characters I have never seen or considered animated gifs as an efficient way to present animated content.

The panoramic gif just makes me dizzy and since it's jumping from frame 3 back to frame 1 it's like having a hiccup. You might as well go frame 1,2,3,2,1,2,3,2.... you see?
Then it wouldn't look so chopped up.

I really don't understand the other example of the leaves. What is this for?

« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 20:59 »
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turn off the lights and you have your own disco (talking about the leaves) ;D

there is a blog from a photographer that is pretty amazing, she uses many times gif animations

http://annstreetstudio.com/category/cinemagraphs/
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 21:02 by luissantos84 »

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 22:21 »
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If I remember right about 10 or 15 years ago there had been a huge Problem with patents / copyrights caused by the company who created the .gif format. Therefore it lost lots of its popularity. Probably nowadays the issue is solved, but this could ahve been contributed to the situation that it isn`t represented in the market.


« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 02:22 »
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The panoramic gif just makes me dizzy and since it's jumping from frame 3 back to frame 1 it's like having a hiccup. You might as well go frame 1,2,3,2,1,2,3,2.... you see?
Then it wouldn't look so chopped up.

fixed

RacePhoto

« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 09:46 »
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If I remember right about 10 or 15 years ago there had been a huge Problem with patents / copyrights caused by the company who created the .gif format. Therefore it lost lots of its popularity. Probably nowadays the issue is solved, but this could ahve been contributed to the situation that it isn`t represented in the market.

LOL yes it was, and their name was?  Compuserve. Anyone remember them? Patent ran out in 2003 US 2004 rest of the world.

And besides, while doing the legal history research, it wasn't GIF or Compuserve that was causing the problem behind the whole issue.

Only the software employing the LZW algorithm for writing GIF files is "at risk". (which is also used in TIFF by the way)

But in effect you are correct, there was an issue and it's history.

« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 16:56 »
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If I remember right about 10 or 15 years ago there had been a huge Problem with patents / copyrights caused by the company who created the .gif format. Therefore it lost lots of its popularity. Probably nowadays the issue is solved, but this could ahve been contributed to the situation that it isn`t represented in the market.

LOL yes it was, and their name was?  Compuserve. Anyone remember them? Patent ran out in 2003 US 2004 rest of the world.

And besides, while doing the legal history research, it wasn't GIF or Compuserve that was causing the problem behind the whole issue.

Only the software employing the LZW algorithm for writing GIF files is "at risk". (which is also used in TIFF by the way)

But in effect you are correct, there was an issue and it's history.

i had 2 multiplayer games that ran for rabout 10 years on compuserve - unfortunately, the suits at CIS never understood what they had [even though it was their games dept that wrote most of their innovative software!]  i had several massive multiplayer games proposed, but they didnt think there was much of a market for online bridge or truly massive games!

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