Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy – How to use Flipagram

by Rick Diffley on December 31, 2013

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Joy – Sharing My Favorite Images Using Flipagram

At year’s end, I wanted to share some of my favorite images after looking through hundreds of photographs. My goal with this blog is that with every post I want to provide a photo technique that you may or may not be aware of. With every tutorial and image, I hope to enable you to improve your photographs technically and artistically.

My source for sharing my favorite images is the iPhone application called “Flipagram.” At the end of this tutorial you can click on the Flipagram link to view my favorite images. First, what is Flipagram?

Flipagram Lives

What is Flipagram?

Most of us have hundred’s of photos in our iPhone Camera Roll or using the Instagram app. Flipagram is an iPhone (and Droid) application that allows you to select individual images and turn them into a video format to share with family and friends. Not only that, you can add music and share the video through: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Email, Test Message (SMS), or Copy to Clipboard.

Add images

How Easy Is It?

<> Download the Flipagram application from the Apple “App Store.” Once you have the app and open it, create an account.

<> Click on the “Start” button.

<> Next, up pops your iPhone images found in any of these sources: Instagram app, Facebook, iPhone Photo Albums, Camera Roll, or My Photo Stream. Simply click on all the images you wish to use.

<> Click on the check mark icon in the top right-hand corner and all the images will be moved to your Flipagram app. You can go back and add more images.

<> Your images will appear in the “1 Moment” window. Now, click on the “>” icon and you are now in “2 Moments.” Here, you can click on an image to rearrange its position among the other images. Double-clicking on an image allows you to crop the image. Click “done” when finished.

Don’t Have Many Images or Use Instragram?

Cool trick – Here’s what you can do if you don’t use Instagram or have a great deal of images stored on your iPhone. If you have a webpage containing images you can move them to your iPhone by following these easy steps:

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone. Navigate to your website and find images you wish to use with Flipagram.
  2. Click and hold your finger on an image. Up pops a window allowing you to: “Save Image” “Copy” or “Cancel.” Click “Save Image” and it’s stored on you iPhone Camera Roll or My Photo Stream.

Add music

Adding Timing, Title, & Music

Click on the “>” icon again and up pops another new window. Here, you can play your video, add music (From your iPhone or import new music.), adjust the timing of your images as they play, add a title, select the font, and change the Watermark.

I recommend you take the time to play your video a few times to make sure you like the order of the images, the speed at which they appear, and the music.

Finalizing Your Flipagram Video

Click on the check mark located in the top right-hand corner. Up pops a window asking if you are ready to finalize your Flipagram. Selecting “Yes” will create your video and save it in your iPhone photo folder.

At the bottom of the application, you will see “Share” that allows you to share your video via:  Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Email, Test Message (SMS), or Copy to Clipboard.

That’s all it takes!

Click here: “My Favorite Images” using Flipagram.

Happy New Year!

 

 

Flipagram

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Ken December 31, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Thanks for another interesting tip, Rick. All the best for 2014.

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Rick Diffley January 1, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Hello Ken and thank you for stopping in and leaving your comments. Have a terrific New Year and have fun exploring new avenues with your photography.

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Tina Schell January 1, 2014 at 6:25 AM

I absolutely loved your favorite shots Rick–some real stunners in there! I’d tell you my favorite but there are too many competing for the title :-). Happy New Year to you, and keep up the great work!

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Rick Diffley January 1, 2014 at 5:47 PM

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop in. Best to you, now this 2014, and finding new adventures in your life and photography.

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Nancy Achille January 1, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I created a Flipagram yesterday after installing the app on my iphone and it uploaded to FB with a good link but when I sent my mom a text via the share button she said it shows the first pic but has a circle with a line through it. I was just wondering if you’ve heard of it having a problem like I’m experiencing or have any idea how I can share this with her or what I could be doing wrong? Thank You!

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Rick Diffley January 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Sorry you experienced issues with getting a proper link to your mother to view your Flipagram. Wish I had an solution of the top of my head /-: Flipagram is very new to me and by no means am I a master at it.

You may wish to try uploading or sharing your Flipagram to YouTube to see if that works. Please keep me posted and I will keep looking for a solution.

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Nancy Achille January 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Thank you for the help, I successfully sent her a link via YouTube! Happy New Year ;)

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Rick Diffley January 3, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Wonderful (-:

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Otto von Münchow January 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Thanks for a great tip, Rick. I have been looking for something like Flipagram – and this looks like a perfect solution. Will try it out. Besides I want to wish you all the best in 2014.

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Rick Diffley January 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if Flipagram works for you. Would enjoy seeing a link to your project.

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jennduroy January 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM

I love Flipigram. Is there a way to post the slideshow into a wordpress blog?

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Rick Diffley January 19, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Sorry, I don’t know. Maybe, there is a widged for it?

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