Thursday, 13 October 2016

It’s time to GIF it up!

GIF it up is an annual competition run by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) that calls on history buffs, animators, internet lovers and creative sorts to make their own GIFs. To enter this competition, your GIFs need to be created from public domain, open licensed video, images and other materials found in DPLA , Europeana, DigitalNZ, or Trove.

Yes, Australia’s own Trove is involved and they're offering extra prizes for people that use images from Trove – they've even made it easy and provided a list of images to use.

View entries from this year and previous years to get ideas. If you don’t have Photoshop at home, you can use the free software GIMP to create your own GIFs – and the Library’s got you covered on how to use GIMP.

So let's GIF it up!

The above GIF was created by JCU Librarian Mark Collins.

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