What is the best Cinemagraphs Creator?
Flicktive, Graphitii or Flickgraph?
What are Cinemagraphs?
Cinemagraphs look like a “live image” – a still images with a “moving part” – but are actually videos or animated GIFs.
Watch this demo video to see some awesome Cinemagraphs examples.
How to create Cinemagraphs?
Until recently, it was impossible to make these Cinemagraphs yourself without having extensive knowledge of and owing Adobe Photoshop (and Adobe After Effects).
All tools use these same simple steps:
Step 1 Select a video and the time frame (i.e. the part of the video that you will use for your Cinemagraph).
Step 2 Choose one still frame (any thumbnail of your video).
Step 3 Brush the parts out of your video that you still want to play, i.e. the moving parts.
Step 4 [Only for Graphitii and Flicktive] Add your images and text overlays.
Step 5 View your result and if you’re satisfied, create and save your Cinemagraph as either an MP4 video or as animated GIF.
Step 6 [Only for Graphitii and Flicktive] Share your image/video from within the application to Social Media.
So, if they use the same basic steps…
What are the main differences?
Flicktive vs FlickGraph vs Graphitii
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What are the main differences between Flicktive, Flickgraph and Graphitii?
Cloud-based vs Desktop App
Flicktive and Graphitii are a cloud-based solutions. Hence, you can access your app from any device with internet connection.
Flickgraph is a desktop application for both PC or Mac and you are allowed to install the software on 2 devices (PC/Mac/Laptop).
With Flicktive and Graphitii you’ll rely on the hosting and services of the seller/creator.
As a result, it takes a little more time to upload your video (upload over the internet versus simply uploading on your PC/Mac) and it will take the app more time to actually create your Cinemagraph (and extra time to download it to your PC).
So, if you prefer speed and don’t have fast internet connection, Flickgraph is the better option. If you prefer access from anywhere above a desktop application, choose for Flicktive or Graphitii.
But there is more to choose than just the type of application…
Cinemagraph Creation Features
Flickgraph has 2 “extra” features that Graphitii and Flicktive lacks.
First, Flickgraph has 2 great fine tuning filters called smoothness and opacity for the moving part frame. Hence, you can create more visual effects. With Flicktive and Graphitii, you can “only” adjust the brush pointer width.
Secondly, Flickgraph allows you to set the number of loops the Cinemagraph will make. After the loop ends the video/GIF will stop (you will just see the thumbnail).
Graphitii and Flicktive “just” create endless loop videos/GIFs.
(Note: the Flicktive video should be less than 6 seconds, only in that case it will create an automated auto play (loop) on Facebook and Twitter. If the video is longer, it will auto play but stops at the end and shows a video play button. Also Facebook users can disable the video autoplay feature (in their settings), in that case you will see the thumbnail with video play button on it)
Probably more important…
With Flicktive and Graphitii you can add images or text to your Cinemagraphic (use it for your watermark, add a buy or CTA button, or just some extra text). I think this is a great extra feature.
Tip: if you choose for Flickgraph (that lacks this feature), the way to “work around” this, is to use a video editing tool and add your text or images to the video before you’ll upload the (edited) video inside Flickgraph!
Flicktive comes with great filters and effects that you can add to your text and images.
Another feature that only Graphitii and Flicktive have, is the possibility to share your new created Cinemagraph to social media right from inside the app. Hence, you won’t have to download your MP4/GIF first to your PC and then publish it on social media.
With Flicktive you can even set a redirect URL for your social sharings (the page that automatically opens when someone clicks on your image).
Also Flicktive is the only one app with a built-in library of videos (100 HD videos).
Finally, with FlickGraph and Graphitii, you’ll have to buy a Commercial License if you want to use the cinemagraphs for your clients (or sell them to your clients).
While with Graphitii you can select the Commercial upgrade directly on the main front-end sales page (for just $67.00), with FlickGraph you’ll have to pay $97.00 (second upsell).
Are there any shortcomings?
All products are solid products and are easy to use. Flicktive has the best text/image editing features with layering, filters and special effects. And you’ll find Flicktive probably the easiest to work with.
Overall, I found no major shortcomings…
All products are sold by sellers/creators with a good track record who sold very popularly and best-selling video marketing products on the JVZoo platform.
Flicktive is sold by Mo Lativ and Brett Ingram, the creators of several software products. Their last successful product was Quotamator (an viral meme creator application that creates and posts engaging meme quotes on social media on autopilot).
Flickgraph is sold by the Explaindio team. Yes, the creators of Explaindio, one of the best video animation software tools on the market right now. Read my review to know more about Explaindio 3.0 Video Creator.
Graphitii is sold by the Viddyoze team, the creators of Viddyoze, an awesome tool to create intro and outro videos (read my full Viddyoze review).
Is there an overall winner?
At the moment, for me Flicktive has the best features and best price. But in case you rather prefer a desktop application (with less features in comparison to the other 2 cloud-based solutions), go for FlickGraph.
During this special launch, you can buy Flicktive for just $29.95. (Cyber Monday is the last day you can get Flicktive for $29.95, the next day the coupon code cybermonday isn’t valid anymore and the price will be $49.95)
You can buy the Graphitii Personal License for $47.00. (Or choose directly for the Commercial License for $67.00)
All offers have a 30 day no questions money back guarantee period.
Upsell or OTO?
Flicktive has 4 upsells. The first one is the Pro Upgrade ($49.00-$97.00). Now you’ll get extra creation tools as 2,400 HD Flicktive Ready Videos, 500 Professionally Approved Fonts, 80 Stunning & Gorgeous Shapes, 75 WINNING Call To Action Buttons, and 130 Ravishingly Pretty Icons.
As second upsell, you can get access to Flicktive Gold ($67.00). With this upgrade you can add attention grabbing headlines, footers and/or colored borders around your cinemagraphs (the vendors call them flicks or flicktives). Plus you’ll get some extra features as to add extra multiple social media accounts.
As third upsell, you can upgrade to the Flicktive Agency License ($49.00-$79.00) where you can use the Gold and Commercial License on behalf of your clients to whom you can give additional Client Reporting and Client Social Media Management.
As final upsell, you can buy the Vizully Commercial License ($77.00). A dynamic Power Visual Creator to Create/Edit/Manage/Grow Captivating Campaigns with 1,000+ Templates, 200+ Font Styles, 400+ Clipart Graphics and 500 Transparent Stock Photos plus lots of bonuses.
Flickgraph comes with a bunch of upsells – all prior products from Explaindio, the Commercial License and some “club memberships”.
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Other related products
If you want to learn how to create Cinemagraphs and other high-attention grabbing animated images or ads, check out this Motion Ads course. Inside you’ll discover all the techniques professionals use to create really engaging animated images and converting ads with Adobe Photoshop (and Adobe After Effects).
For an animated GIF creator, check out FlickGIF (also from the Explaindio Team).
Finally, if you want to create short attention video (ads), check out my article How to create attention grabbing video ads without being a pro in video creation?
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