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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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