10 Times When A GIF Is Better Than A Photograph

It’s not the 1800s anymore. We all deserve moving photographs! Luckily, the technology is at your fingertips. Each of these animated photos was created using Auto Awesome on Google+. Scroll through them to the bottom and find out how to make your own!

1. When you want to remember the personality of a city.

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The lights of Times Square don’t have the same power when they aren’t flashing.

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2. When you’re showing beverage action sequences.

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This is perfect for capturing the excitement of coffee or juice-drinking contests.

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3. When you’re documenting cooking… as in, the actual process of cooking.

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A frying pan with eggs looks terrible as a still image.

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4. When you’re trying to capture the personality of animals.

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How much was the dog in the window, you may be asking? Well, unfortunately, this dog wasn’t for sale. He was waiting to be shampooed.

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5. When you’re capturing the beauty of a sunset.

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6. When you want to remember a simple, subtle moment.

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The flicker of a flame or the slight movement of fabric can bring back important memories.

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7. When you want to show people moving through a physical space.

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For example, you can see people spiral up and down the walkway at the Guggenheim.

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8. When you’re stuck in a monotonous commute and want to document it for posterity.

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…especially when it feels like you’re commuting on an infinitely long train.

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9. When you’d like to showcase your knickknacks in 360 degrees.

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This comes in handy if you’re selling something online.

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10. Or document the despicable things your toys are capable of.

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…or the despicable things you have them do. The point is, you can do whatever you want with stop-motion animation.

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Give it a try yourself! Download the Google+ app on iPhone or Android. Turn on the Auto Backup feature, take a series of 5+ photographs of the same subject, and Google+ Auto Awesome will automatically create an animated GIF for you.

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