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Sprint Product Ambassador: HTC One E8 GIF maker


Besides selfies, there is another camera capability that is becoming more and more important in the social sharing community. GIFs. There is some debate on how to pronounce the word, (some say it with a soft "G" like in "George" and some with a hard "G" like in "Gary." Despite your preference for phonetics, the ability to create a GIF on your mobile phone might be something you'd like to know how to do. Fear not noobs, your HTC One E8 has you covered.

For starters, what is a GIF?

Its actually an acronymn that stands for "Graphics Interchange Format." If you'd like to read more on the specifics there are about 1bazillion links to read through, but you can start here. Graphics Interchange Format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Most likely you've run into this mutimedia format on any number of occasion. If you've ever seen a looping 1-3 second video on the interwebs, chances are it was a GIF in action.

Here are a couple examples of GIFs:

The 89 Funniest Sports GIFs Of 2013

Now that you're a GIF lover like me, lets explore how to make your own on the fantastic HTC One E8!!! There are just a few steps, but there is NO additional software needed.

Open the camera app.

Make sure Auto scene is selected.

Press and hold the (on screen) capture button.

This will take continuous shots for however long you hold the button up to 20 shots. After you release the capture button, you can choose to select the best photo or keep them all. For our purposes, you'll want to keep them all by pressing the back button. Now on to the Gallery!

Open the gallery app

Open the newly saved batch of photos

click the edit button

Trim your GIF

Click next and choose things like speed, direction, and frames

Click the check mark to save and of course SHARE SHARE SHARE!

You are now a master creator of GIFs with your HTC One E8! Enjoy!

Thanks for reading, For more information on this device visit HTC One E8

- Your Product Ambassador Team

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee.