fotodanz provides a great tutorial and decent performance and is best suited for those new to making animated photos. It'd be awesome if its filters didn't require you to upgrade to the premium version, though. Even without those, it's a nifty app and worth trying if you love making GIFs.
The app will ask that you register with an e-mail address, but it's not required. Once you open the fotodanz, it gives you a full tutorial on what exactly it does and the best ways to use it. The gist is that you can create a three- to five-second recording and then choose how to animate it. This means you can make certain parts of the photo GIF-like while the rest of the photo stays static. It looks cool on some photos, but it takes some trial and error to perfect, even with the app's tutorials. Once you've finished creating your masterpiece, you can add Instagram-esque filters to it, but you have to pay for almost all of those. The app supports its own gallery where you can share pictures to Facebook, Twitter, and all of the other usual suspects.
The app offers some weird design choices, but it's a good app, nonetheless. If nothing else, there aren't many other ways to do what fotodanz does. It's worth trying just to test the unique images the app creates. If you figure it out, you're sure to be hooked on the cool effect, which will make you want to keep this application around.
Capture your favorite movements in photos that dance!
fotodanz makes it super simple to create cool animated photographs (cinemagraphs) - you can now be incredibly creative with your camera! It's FREE! No need to register either.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE FEATURES YOU ASKED FOR... ENJOY!
ROTATE your landscpe images --- N E W ---
Facebook, Twitter & SMS sharing --- N E W ---
5s capture (Press More or Touch-hold on Capture Screen)
Yo-Yo looping (Press More or Touch-hold on Preview Screen)
Full image animation (Just press OK on Edit Screen)
Coming Next: Sharing on Google+ & MORE! :)
You simply compose, shoot a short video clip (3 or 5s), circle the area(s) to animate, press Ok and you are ready to share your creations with the world. It is that easy! We have added a number of features since original release - increased resolution by over 35% and enhanced color, added photo filters (photo effects) and Yo-Yo looping.
In addition to sharing your fotodanzes privately via emails, now you can share on Facebook and Twitter directly via the app. You can share via SMS too... Enjoy!
How it Works:
Compose and press capture (fotodanz will record 3s or 5s of video and stop)
Now, circle region(s) to animate and press Ok (you can double-tap to redo the circles)
Preview animation add filter effects and/or Yo-Yo looping. You can go back to refine animation if necessary
Press Ok to save and you will be taken to your album
Share your creation via emails, FaceBook, Twitter and SMS (Google+ and more coming soon)
Super easy user interface and workflow (patent pending)
Automatic video stabilizer that minimizes video jitter caused by handshake during capture
Simple method to define motion area(s) (patent pending)
Smaller file size (patent pending solution reduces file size by as much as 70%)
Easy sharing via emails, SMS, Facebook and Twitter
Access to your animated Gifs in local folder so you can save/share them anyway you like
Upcoming features (in development now):
More cool filters and effects
Better landscape capture support
Front camera support
Easy sharing on Google+, Tumblr, Photobucket and other social sites