How to Make a Cinemagraph in Powerpoint

This week I was tagged in a great conversation with many instructional designers on Twitter. I was specifically asked what I was working on and if it was an emerging technology.

Cinemagraphs are image files that feature a slight animation, making a focal point. There are many ways to make a cinemagraph including using programs like Photoshop and Flixel but I wanted to see if it could be done in Powerpoint. The answer is YES it can!

A great example of cinemagraphs in action, thanks for sharing Mel Milloway!

To create a cinemagraph, you need to take a photo of the splice of video you’d like to animate and crop the animated portion on top of the picture. Here is how you do it in Powerpoint:

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