GIF images appeared in 1987, with the development of the image compression technique without any loss of quality, by a team from CompuServe, an online service provider in America. Gif comes from the name of the image compression model called Graphic Interchange Format. At first, like the other JPG or PNG formats, they were used for still images, then, because of their ability to store multiple images in a single file, as well as the development of new video programs, they became animated images. The best GIFs are the ones in the category of digital animated illustrations.
In the last years, 2018, 19, there have been more and more videos that use frames from digital photography as an animation element. On the Internet, we find many gif websites that have collections of such animations for example Dribble, Giphy, AnimatedImages, etc., as well as sites with animated video software that perform animation after photo portraits or illustrations.
Of course, by comparing static and moving images, we will see how attractive the latter are. Always a movie, a moving icon, an advertisement, an animated TV presentation will be quickly noticed and remembered by the public. The marketing of any product that uses animated explainer video will immediately have a real profit. That is why at present many digital artists, using for example as Photoshop and Illustrator software, activates in this creative area.
Here are some examples of such digital art, practiced by three artists in the field, which impressed me both by the video sequence and the message transmitted to the viewer.
This type of graphic design in motion was impossible not to be immortalized here on the website Magic Art World. For information and inspiration from the same category of digital art, you can also see the article: Kinetic Typography – Moving Text