Since the creation of GIFs back in 1987, they have become incredibly popular and are now common on sites like Tumblr, Reddit and Google+. The internet is full of these quirky animations. Now a new software program by Colin Burger called Loop Findr wants to help people create GIFs more easily. The application scans through a user’s video library and identifies the perfect frames to turn into endlessly repeating GIF loops.
Burger writes about the future of Loop Findr:
Rather than focus on improving this openFrameworks implementation of Loop Findr, I will investigate the potential of implementing a web-based version so that it might reach as many people as possible. I envision a website where users might be able to just supply a YouTube link and have any potential loops extracted and given back to them. Additionally, I would like to employ the algorithm along with some web crawling and find loops in video streams on the Internet or perhaps just scrape popular video hosting websites for loops.
You can download Loop Findr here on Dropbox.